Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2020

Speaker Jessica Schmiedchen

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Jessica Schmiedchen

Director of Development, Unscripted Content

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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 helped launch many popular and award-winning programs series as Still Standing, Hello Goodbye, The Detectives, Back in Time for Dinner, Canada's Smartest Person Jr, and the CBC Gem original series, Red Button and Jensplaining.


Speaking on: Speed Pitching - Nat Geo WILD, CBC

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