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Mar 24 – Panel: Meet the CBC Comedy Team – 12:30pm
Absolutely suitable for all ages.
CBC recently announced a new scripted content leadership team that will oversee development and production of comedy work at the public broadcaster.
Hosted by Nadine Bhabha, join Jennifer Shin (Director of Development, Comedy), Greig Dymond (Executive in Charge of Current Production and Head of Festivals, CBC Comedy), and Zach Feldberg (Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals) as they outline the current vision for comedy at CBC, and how you can pitch your work across various platforms.
This panel will include a moderated Q&A.
Program Length: Approximately 60 minutes
Meet The CBC Comedy Team kicks off the Learning and Fun: Professional Development Program for TOsketchfest21 with panels and workshops each day March 24 – 28, 2021.
Nadine Bhabha – Host
Nadine Bhabha has been working in the entertainment industry for over a decade. She is an actor, writer, and creator.
She is best known for her comedic performances in This Hour Has 22 Minutes (CBC), Letterkenny (Hulu/Crave), and About Sex (CBC Gem) to name a few. She is currently writing as a feature player for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, polishing up her first feature film, which is being developed with the help of Telefilm, and completed WIFT’s scripted digital incubator series this past summer. Nadine writes and loves to play hilarious women who are nuanced and complex.
Greig Dymond – Executive in Charge of Current Production and Head of Festivals, CBC Comedy
Greig is Executive in Charge of Production on a variety of comedy series, including TallBoyz, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and stand-up festival programming from Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. He was the network exec on the Emmy-winning Schitt’s Creek and the groundbreaking Baroness Von Sketch Show.
Zach Feldberg – Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals
With over a decade of experience pioneering the intersection of TV and digital, Zach Feldberg has navigated the content business from many different angles. At CBC, he is in charge of the Scripted Digital Originals strategy and programming slate, developing and commissioning Gen Z-targeted series for CBC Gem and branded social platforms. This slate includes such titles as The 410, For Heaven’s Sake, Kenny & Spenny Paldemic, Farm Crime, My 90-Year-Old Roommate, Save Me, The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island, Coming In, the Emmy-nominated series The Amazing Gayl Pile and How to Buy a Baby, and many more.
Prior to originating that role, Zach spearheaded Shaw Media’s first digital programming mandate, including Global TV special The Second City Project, Food Network’s Super Snack Bros. and comedy series But I’m Chris Jericho!. He also produced digital products and content associated with the company’s priority linear series, including Big Brother Canada, Vikings, Trailer Park Boys and dozens more, yielding an International Emmy win in 2012, and a subsequent nomination in 2014.
Jennifer Shin – Director of Development – Comedy
Jennifer is CBC’s new Director of Development, Comedy. She is a film and television producer and executive based in Toronto. Recently, she launched a scripted division (film & television) and oversaw strategy on unscripted at Banger Films as their Head of Content.
Previously, she worked at First Generation Films’ as VP of Feature Film where she oversaw the development and production slate of their projects, through all phases of development, production and post-production. While at First Generation, she produced two feature films: Patricia Rozema’s Mouthpiece, which had an opening night slot of TIFF ‘18; and Rebecca Addelman’s Paper Year, which starred Eve Hewson (The Luminaries), Avan Jogia (Now Apocalypse), and Andie Macdowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral). She is also credited as Associate Producer on the 2019 Lionsgate film Strange But True, which was directed by Rowan Athale.
Jennifer completed the Producer’s Lab at the Canadian Film Center and also had a rich career in entertainment journalism where she has worked as a producer on some of the biggest entertainment television shows and networks––from E! to MuchMusic to CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight/The Hour.
Today, she is very active in the film community supporting emerging filmmakers through programs like the Canadian Film Centre, TIFF Studio, and NSI’s Features First. She is also the co-chair of the Reel Asian Film Festival. Her latest projects embody the imaginative artistry, clarity of vision and diversity of voice that Jennifer has been cultivating in her career as a producer and executive.