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Meet the Funder is a professional development series that brings funders & non-fiction content creators together to share information.

You asked, we answered! On Monday, May 17, our popular Meet the Funder series will stream online virtually. Tickets are free.

Join DOC for an exclusive presentation from CBC decision makers, including Jennifer Dettman (Executive Director, Unscripted Content), Michelle McCree (Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs) and Sandra Kleinfeld (Senior Director, Documentary), as they provide a detailed overview of new changes to the CBC’s documentary commissioning operations. This event is not linked below as it is open to DOC members only; please check the DOC Institute May Newsletter from May 6 for the link.


About the panelists

JENNIFER DETTMAN, Executive Director, Unscripted Content

Jennifer Dettman is an award-winning television executive with 15+ years of experience leading innovative television and digital content creation. She is one of the top female executives in the country and an internationally respected voice in the industry. Jennifer has had a leading role in a digital transformation to define new paths forward to fit the changing media landscape and she is dedicated to creating best-in-class Canadian content that competes globally on all platforms. At the CBC, Jennifer is the head of the Unscripted department.

SANDRA KLEINFELD, Senior Director, Documentary

Sandra has been Senior Director of Documentary for CBC Television for the past 5 years, overseeing the network’s documentary strands and the subscription based documentary Channel.

MICHELLE McCREE, Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs

She is also part of the team leading CBC’s equity and representation strategy for the Unscripted Content department. Prior to joining the documentary team, Michelle was a senior leader on the Factual Entertainment team, overseeing a broad range of titles, most recently the docuseries Anyone’s Game and the award winning series Still Standing. Prior to joining CBC, Michelle worked across genres as a director, writer and producer for a number of broadcasters including Discovery, Blue Ant Media and Independent Film Channel.


Jennifer Dettman

Executive Director, Unscripted Content

Sandra Kleinfeld

Senior Director, Documentary


Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs

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