Speaker Jackie Edwards

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Jackie Edwards

Head of Fund, YACF (Young Audiences Content Fund)

BBC Children's

Jackie is Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation – covering both CBeebies and CBBC, the UK’s two foremost Children’s television channels. 

Jackie started professional life as a pharmacologist, eventually making the natural career progression into animation in 1995.   She worked in the independent sector as animation Producer, working on many prestigious specials and series and winning many awards including BAFTA, RTS, Pulcinella, Prix Jeunesse and Prix Danube.   She joined CBeebies in October 2008 as Content Manager and went on to become Executive Producer for Cbeebies before taking her current role in 2016. 

Featured in: Speed Pitching 4; 30 Minutes with… Jackie Edwards & Jo Allen, BBC Kids; Cocktails with… BBC Children's

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