Speaker Andrew Kelly



Andrew Kelly

Vice President, Scripted Development, Television

Lionsgate Canada

As Director, Development – Scripted Programming for Lionsgate Canada, Andrew develops premium scripted content out of Canada for the global marketplace. He has set up and worked on series at ABC, CBC, CTV, CityTV, Global, CTV Sci-Fi, Showcase, Starz, SyFy, and The CW. While developing a dynamic slate of projects across various genres, Andrew scouts new stories, new voices, and new pieces of IP from a wide array of sources.

He was instrumental in optioning and developing Caught, produced by Take the Shot, and Burden of Truth, starring Kristin Kreuk, both for CBC. As part of eOne’s Scripted Programming team, Andrew helps cultivate, engage, and collaborate with both emerging and experienced Canadian talent to deliver undeniable programming to platforms and audiences worldwide. 

Andrew is active throughout the Canadian television industry, having sat on numerous panels and juries at All Access Manitoba, Screen Nova Scotia, the Canadian Film Centre, WattCon, Humber College, and Ryerson School of Radio and Television Arts, as well as participating in the Advisory Committee for the Toronto Screenwriting Conference. He also remains an active champion of the local arts community, acting as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Players, a Toronto-based theatre company that produces original musical comedies for charity.

In 2018, Andrew was named by Playback Magazine as one of their 5-to-Watch in Canada’s Film & Television Industry.

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