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  • Shaftesbury


    Founded by Chairman and CEO Christina Jennings in 1987, Shaftesbury is known for its innovative international co-production, financing and distribution partnerships as well as award-winning storytelling spanning multiple genres...

  • Close-Up: Christina Jennings & Shaftesbury

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    Christina Jennings, founder, CEO and Chairman of Shaftesbury, CFC alumna and Chair of CFC's Board of Directors, and is being presented with the fifth annual CFC Award for Creative Excellence on March 21, 2018 i...

  • Shaftesbury/Smokebomb Entertainment


    Established in 1987 by Chairman and CEO Christina Jennings (CFC alumna 1990, Chair of the CFC Board of Directors), Shaftesbury is a global thought leader and innovator of original content for all platforms in more than 120 countries, with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. Shaftesbury...

  • 10 Lessons from the Frontlines with Jay Bennet and Ted Biggs of Shaftesbury Smokebomb

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    Jay Bennet and Ted Biggs, who together oversee creative and convergent technology at Shaftesbury/Smokebomb, shared insights from the world of innovative media production in Canada.

  • Shaftesbury/Smokebomb Entertainment Inc.

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  • Ben Lawrence

    Alumni and brand entertainment at Toronto's leading production houses and independent producers alike. Recent dramatic credits include Frankie Drake: Cold Case (Shaftesbury), Inhuman Condition (Smokebomb Ent.), The Leaf: Blueprint (MSLE), and many digital episodes for Murdoch Mysteries (Shaftesbury). In 2016 Lawrence was nominated...

  • Blain Watters


    ...etflix original series Between, and wrote the Between: Web Series. His web series Haunters just recently garnered distribution through Smokebomb, a division of Shaftesbury, and his latest work was the screenplay for Sleeping Giant, an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2015.

  • Sandra Chwialkowska


    ...“The Yard” (Hulu/HBO Canada). Sandra currently has features and television series in development at such major production companies as eOne, New Metric Media, Shaftesbury Films, and Temple Street Productions.

  • Pamela Bayne


    ...ed numerous films, including Lucky 7, a neo-film noir based on true crime in Hamilton, Ontario, directed by Stephen Hayes and Darken, a sci-fi action film for Shaftesbury with CFC Alumni Audrey Cummings (’06), which is set for cinematic release summer 2017.In addition to her work in film, Pamela has cut prime time shows for Dis...

  • Annie Briggs


  • CFC Celebrates Visionary Producer Christina Jennings with Fifth Annual CFC Award for Creative Excellence

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    ...February 8, 2018 - The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is pleased to present award-winning producer and CFC alumna Christina Jennings, founder, chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury, with the 2018 CFC Award for Creative Excellence in recognition of her innovative storytelling, critically and commercially accomplished body of work, and her...

  • Jackie May


    ...and Couldn’t Be Happier (TIFF). She is currently developing projects with Kari Skogland (Mad Rabbit), Patrick O’Sullivan and Mark Montefiore (New Metric), and Shaftesbury Films.

  • Paolo Mancini


    ...O Canada & Europe; to name a few. Selected Film/TV acting credits: Nikita (CW Network); Against The Wall (Lifetime/NBC); XIII: The Series (Showcase); Good Dog (Shaftesbury); Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures (Shaftesbury); and George Hickenlooper’s CASINO JACK working alongside Kevin Spacey and Barry Pepper.

  • Lesley Grant


    ...2000, when she joined CTV as a drama development executive. She has held similar positions at CBC and at independent production houses Barna-Alper Productions, Shaftesbury, and White Pine Pictures. Currently Senior Development Producer at Temple Street, Lesley was Supervising Producer on X Company and is now focused on scripted s...

  • CFC Board Chair Christina Jennings Bestowed With Lifetime Achievement Award at MIPCOM

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    CFC extends huge congratulations to renowned producer and our Board Chair Christina Jennings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Shaftesbury, who was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Content Innovation Awards yesterday evening as part of the international entertainment conten...

  • Tatyana Terzopoulos


    ...t A Booty!" Commissioned for W Network, Tatyana created, wrote and appeared in this playfully fresh look at women's body image. Most recently, she joined Shaftesbury Films and Heroic Films as a Creative Consultant and Writer on "Connor Undercover", an exciting new dramatic children's series set to premiere on Family Chan...

  • Kathleen Climie


    ...lington’s LUCK (Jury Prize at SXSW). Nominated for a Gemini for her Production Design on the series DARK ORACLE, she also designed another children’s drama for Shaftesbury Films’ LIFE WITH DEREK for the Disney Channel. Climie’s other credits include three seasons of the hit series SLINGS AND ARROWS, the W network’s THE SMART WOMA...

  • Waneta Storms


    ...ndry/Sienna/Mongrel Media writer’s lab (2009).  After the CFC, she wrote for Peter Mitchell’s Hemlock, a one-hour dramatic series in development with Shaftesbury Films.  She is now Writer/Executive Story Editor for the CTV/Ion/eOne/ICF one-hour dramatic series Saving Hope.

  • Sophia Fabiilli


  • In Memoriam: Jordan Christianson

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    A wonderful writer, a lovely and warm presence, a hard worker and a terrific collaborator, Jordan was an alumnus of the CFC’s 2010/2011 TV Writing program.

  • Christina Jennings

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    One of the media industry’s most accomplished producers, Christina Jennings founded Shaftesbury in 1987 as a feature film company, producing such acclaimed titles as Camilla, starring Jessica Tandy and Bridget Fonda, and Long Life, Happiness and Prosperit...

  • The Rise and Evolution of Digital Content

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    On Friday, January 12, we spent the day at the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival Industry Forum at TIFF. The day’s second panel, ‘Developing Talent and...

  • Filmology: A Celebration of All Things Film

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    ...enson Public Relations and Productions, Pat DiBratto, Senior Vice President & GMM, Buying & Merchandising, Holt Renfrew and Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury Films, the Annual Gala & Auction is one of CFC's most significant fundraising initiatives. All proceeds from the Gala directly help fund CFC's highly respecte...

  • ​Slawko Klymkiw Inducted to the Playback Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame

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    CFC congratulates Slawko Klymkiw, Chief Executive Officer, CFC on his induction into the Playback Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame. The ceremony took...

  • Visionary Producer Christina Jennings Receives the 2018 CFC Award for Creative Excellence

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    Christina Jennings, founder, chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury, CFC alumna and prolific and visionary producer, was presented with the fifth annual CFC Award for Creative Excellence at our annual reception in Los Ange...