Jennifer Shin was appointed Director of Development, Comedy and Lea Marin was appointed Director of Development, Drama as well as Sandra Picheca was promoted to Director of Current Production, Comedy and Sarah Adams was promoted to Director of Current Production, Drama.
Lea Marin, Director of Development, Drama and Jennifer Shin, Director of Development, Comedy
CBC has announced a new scripted content leadership team that will oversee separate development and production units for comedy and drama. With four newly created Director roles reporting directly to Trish Williams, Executive Director, Scripted Content, the updated structure is designed to be more responsive to Canadian creators and the independent production community.
"With this new structure, we are excited to welcome fresh perspectives and recognize the shining stars of our experienced scripted team," said Williams. "Bringing in two highly respected producers to lead our proactive and future-looking vision for development will ensure we can find and nurture new creative talent while we continue to achieve a high standard of excellence in our nationally and internationally celebrated dramas and comedies."
DEVELOPMENT, COMEDY AND DRAMA
Jennifer Shin will join CBC as Director of Development, Comedy on February 8. A film and television producer with over 15 years of experience in the industry including such acclaimed films as Rebecca Addelman’s “Paper Year” and Patricia Rozema’s “Mouthpiece”, Shin joins CBC from Banger Films, where she served as Head of Content and launched a scripted division.
Also joining CBC on February 8 is Lea Marin, who has been named Director of Development, Drama. An award-winning producer with more than 20 years of experience, Marin’s recent film credits include Michele Stephenson’s "Stateless", co-produced with Jennifer Holness; Charles Officer’s "Unarmed Verses", which won the Best Canadian Feature Award at Hot Docs 2017; and upcoming release "Throat", a co-collaboration between Chelsea McMullan and artist/activist Tanya Tagaq. CBC Digital Originals executive Paige Murray will report to Marin in the new role of Executive in Charge of Development, Drama.
CURRENT PRODUCTION, COMEDY AND DRAMA
CBC comedy executive Sandra Picheca has been promoted to the role of Director of Current Production, Comedy. Picheca has served as Executive in Charge of Production, Comedy since 2012, overseeing the development and production of such acclaimed and award-winning CBC original comedies as Kim's Convenience, “Workin' Moms”, “Sort Of”, “Mr. D” and “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”. CBC comedy executive Greig Dymond will report to Picheca in an expanded role as Executive in Charge of Current Production and Head of Festivals, Comedy.
CBC drama executive Sarah Adams has been promoted to the role of Director of Current Production, Drama. Adams has served as Executive in Charge of Production, Drama since 2012, overseeing the development and production of a number of CBC original dramas including “Feudal”, “Coroner” and “X Company”. CBC drama executive Nicola Makoway will report to Adams as Executive in Charge of Current Production, Drama, with an additional Executive in Charge of Current Production role open for recruitment, also reporting to Adams.
Additionally, Ty Hyland has been appointed to the expanded role of Senior Advisor, Production and Business Planning for the CBC scripted team. A line producer with more than 20 years of experience with scripted series credits including “Corner Gas”, “Incredible Story Studio”, “Insecurity”, “Little Mosque on the Prairie” and “Renegade Press”. Hyland joined CBC in 2013 to work as an in-house strategist in production planning across scripted and digital programming.