Speaker Jessica Schmiedchen
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Director of Development, Unscripted Content
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Jessica Schmiedchen is an innovative media executive with close to 20 years experience in content development.
Jessica oversees development of original content and formats in the genres of factual entertainment and doc series at CBC - on both linear television and on the broadcaster's streaming service, CBC Gem. She is responsible for sourcing the best new formats from around the world, and working with the independent production community in Canada to bring their ideas to life.
Since joining the Unscripted team in 2011, Jessica has led development on popular and award-winning series including Race Against the Tide, Best In Miniature, Fridge Wars, Still Standing, Hello Goodbye, The Detectives, Back in Time for Dinner, and You Can’t Ask That.
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