Hedda Bruessing has been working in the film and television industry since 1996. She worked as an executive producer and producer on a wide range of television programs for producers and public broadcasters including multi-camera live programs, documentaries, current affairs, and human interest programs.
Heddajoined pubcaster NTR in 2007 as an executive producer in the youth department and was head of production by 2015. A year later she was promoted to head of media business where she was responsible for setting up all international co-productions for NTR’s children’s department. During her tenure, Hedda worked on successful kids shows like Emmy-nominated seriesFull Proofand Doopie, theKetnet/ NDR co-proAnimal Detectives,and sex education formatThe Doctor Corrie Showwhich was adapted locally in Belgium on Ketnet and is in the works in Canada and Australia.
From November 2019 Hedda joined public broadcaster BNNVARA as head of media business development where she is involved in children’s content acquisitions, original production international co-productions and business development. BNNVARA hasa new focus on producing, co-producing and commissioning kids programming and is currently working on a local adaptation of NRK tweens format Teenage Boss and DR Ultra’s kids format Stung, Bitten, Burned. BNNVARA kids strategy will focus on kids seven and up with content that is activating, fun and a little abrasive with extra attention to equality and social justice.