Speaker Jamie Piekarz - Kidscreen Summit 2016

Speaker Jamie Piekarz

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Jamie Piekarz

Preschool Development Executive

Corus Entertainment

As the Director of Content, Jamie Piekarz oversees all original Canadian and international co-productions (animation, live action scripted and non-scripted) from development to broadcast for several of the kid’s networks, ensuring that each show is poised for global success across all platforms. In her position she also consults on digital offerings for all original productions as well as oversees acquisitions, Some of her production executive credits include: Open Heart, Anne of Green Gables (M.O.W.), Japanizi Going, Going Gong, The Next Star, Max and Shred,Mr. Young, Some Assembly Required, Extreme Babysitting, My Big Big Friend,Max and Ruby,The Cat in the Hat Knows About That!, Toopy and Binoo and Dinopaws! among others.

Jamie has also played an integral role in the creation, development and/or production of a variety of award winning programs throughout her career. She served as a producer for several Nelvana shows such as: Mike the Knight (Emmy Award), Babar and the Adventures of Badou,and My Friend Rabbit. She recently co-created such shows as Undercover High, The Stanley Dynamic,  Cook’d and Zoink’d is the Executive Producer of the Treehouse Splash and Boots interstitials.

Since joining the team at Corus in 1997, Piekarz has played a key role in the marketing and development of Treehouse as well as, organizing stage shows and live appearances in support of various properties for both YTV and Treehouse.

With a Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Piekarz has a strong knowledge of how to reach young people effectively. Her experience as an educational consultant and evaluator of educational programs for schools nationwide has also given her an in-depth understanding of effective learning strategies for children.

Piekarz is the president of the board for CORPUS dance company, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Youth Media Alliance. She also co-chairs the Juno Award's "Best Children's Album" steering committee, sits on the advisory board for TIFF Kids and regularly volunteers for international development projects. 

Speaking on: Cocktails with... Corus Kids; Speed Pitching 3; Speed Pitching 4; 30 Minutes with... Jamie Piekarz, Corus Kids (YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon Canada)

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