Speaker Jocelyn Hamilton



Jocelyn Hamilton


Lionsgate Canada

Jocelyn Hamilton leads all operations for Lionsgate Canada’s television business which includes the strategic planning and day-to-day management of Lionsgate’s television development and production activities in Canada. In her role, she focuses on building and broadening strong relationships with creative talent and Canadian broadcasters, while overseeing all aspects of the studio’s original slate across all genres.

As Executive Producer, Jocelyn has helped bring to life such high-profile projects as Cardinal (CTV/Hulu); Mary Kills People (Lifetime/Global); Nurses (Global/NBC); Private Eyes (Global/ION); Ransom (Corus/CBS); Burden of Truth (CBC/CW); Moonshine (CBC/CW), The Spencer Sisters (CTV/CW) and the upcoming series Mistletoe Murders (Hallmark Media). She also oversees all unscripted content including Billionaire Murders (Crave); Thunder Bay (Crave); Arctic Vets (CBC/Roku); Border Security (Global/Netflix); Project Bakeover (Food Network); Make it to the Moon (Discovery); Chicago Strangler (Discovery+) and Death in the Bayou: The Jennings 8 (Discovery ID).

Jocelyn also oversees the Lionsgate Canada podcast network under the umbrella of Lionsgate Sound which includes popular titles such as Think Queen, hosted by former Canada’s Drag Race contestant, Kyne; Lights Out: The Loss of a Lifetime with sports journalist Matt Stanmyre, My Friends Do Dope Shit hosted by content creator Sasha Exeter; and Somewhere in the Skies hosted by author Ryan Sprague.

Jocelyn has over 35 years of creative, strategic and business experience in the entertainment industry. Prior to Lionsgate Canada, she served as VP, Programming & Original Productions for Corus Entertainment where she was responsible for all content strategies, programming and original productions. She held a number of other key roles over many years at Corus Entertainment, which included overseeing Comedy and Drama original programming for all Corus specialty networks as well as Movie Central and HBO Canada.

Jocelyn was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 2024 inaugural Most Powerful Women in Canadian Entertainment list. Jocelyn is on the board of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and Hollywood Suite, was Board Chair for Women in Film and Television for five years. She has won numerous awards over the years including Emmy, Gemini and Canadian Screen awards, and was named the recipient of the 2022 Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business.

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