Speaker Hedda Bruessing
Speaker Hedda Bruessing

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Hedda Bruessing

Head of Media Business


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.  

Hedda joined 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 series Full Proof and Doopie, theKetnet/ NDR co-pro Animal Detectives, and sex education format The Doctor Corrie Show which was adapted locally in Belgium and in Canada. 

From November 2019 Hedda joined public broadcaster BNNVARA as head of media business. In this role she manages the business side of  the production and commissioning of all content, but still has a special focus on kids. BNNVARA’s is an independent media organisation that stands for an open and equal society. BNNVARA kids strategy is focussing on children seven and up with content that is activating, fun and a little abrasive. Currently BNNVARA is expanding its children’s content with new in house productions, adaptations of international formats, co-productions and commissionings.  The adaptation of NRK tweens format Teenage Boss and DR Ultra’s kids format Stung, Bitten, Burned successfully started their third season this year.  

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