Speaker Jennifer Dodge

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Jennifer Dodge

EVP, Entertainment

Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Jennifer Dodge is Senior Vice President, Development for Nickelodeon Preschool. In this role, Dodge spearheads development of all original content for Nickelodeon Preschool’s programming block and the Nick Jr. channel and also oversees the development of in-house talent, in tandem with discovering and nurturing new artists and writers. She is based out of the Nickelodeon offices in Burbank, Calif.

Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Dodge served as Vice President and Executive Producer for Spin Master Entertainment, the company’s film and television subsidiary.  In this role since 2009, she was responsible for all content and strategy related to the Entertainment Division of Spin Master Ltd., including the creation, acquisition, development, financing, production and distribution of television series, feature films and web content based on currently owned and newly created intellectual properties. 

Dodge was the driving force in green-lighting more than 200 episodes of animation, including Spin Master’s foray into preschool with the hit PAW Patrol, which airs on Nickelodeon. Dodge is also the co-creator and executive producer of the preschool show Little Charmers, a co-production with Nelvana, for Treehouse in Canada and Nick Jr. worldwide. During her time at Spin Master, she also oversaw the launch of the Spin Master YouTube channel, Spindo.

Before joining Spin Master, Dodge served as VP Distribution and Sales Operations for Cookie Jar Entertainment (now part of DHX Media) and was Director, Production and Development for Decode Entertainment (DHX Media).

Dodge graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Psychology.

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