Contact: Jennifer DettmanRegion: Canada

Title: Executive director, Studio and Unscripted Content, CBC
Genre: Unscripted, Social Experiments, Formats, Factual Entertainment, Factual, Events, Entertainment, Comedy, Arts
Region: Canada

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As Canada's national public broadcaster, we have the power to create change and spark conversation. All our potential commissions are looked at through this lens: what national conversation are we starting with this content? We want bold, unique Unscripted concepts that takes a risk and tells a distinctly Canadian story.

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Jennifer Dettman is a senior CBC executive whose leadership and bold vision have shaped what it means to be a relevant modern broadcaster in today’s media landscape.

In her new role as Executive Director of Studio and Unscripted Content, Jennifer oversees all factual entertainment, unscripted comedy, live event specials and arts programming for CBC Television (including Dragons’ Den, Battle of the Blades and others), as well as all sports programming including Hockey Night in Canada (the most successful hockey program in history), the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, 2014 FIFA World Cup Soccer and the 2015 Pan Am Games to be held in Toronto.

Over the course of an impressive 15+ years in the industry – starting in radio and extending through television and online “second screen” content – Jennifer has earned three Gemini Awards, a Gracie Award and the 2011 President’s Award for excellence in programming content and leadership.  She has also been the driving creative force behind many of CBC’s most successful franchises, including George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Steven & Chris, Best Recipes Ever, and others.

As a leader with true vision, Jennifer was the mind behind CBC’s One Million Acts of Green, she pioneered and launched their new Branded Entertainment division, and has just recently taken over as the Senior Director of Studio and Unscripted Content where she puts her fingerprint on a full third of programming content including the development, production and commissioning of all talk shows, game shows, afternoon lifestyle, reality, live event specials, unscripted comedy, arts programming and sports.

Jennifer is a respected female media executive renowned for her cutting edge vision, shrewd business acumen, and for pushing the boundaries of public broadcasting, creating exciting new initiatives that both engage and entertain audiences across Canada and around the world.