Jackie Edwards

BFI, Young Audiences Content Fund

Head of Fund

Jackie Edwards

Jackie is Head of the BFI Young Audiences Content Fund, and is responsible for the successful implementation of this game changing UK Government initiative to stimulate the provision of public service content for audiences of 0-18.

Jackie joined the BFI from BBC Children’s where she had been the Head of Acquisitions and Independent Animation, responsible for pre-buying and acquiring live-action and animated programming for CBeebies, CBBC and iPlayer.

A passionate advocate for public service content, Jackie is living her dream job!

Jackie's Sessions

Preview - Teen Titans Assemble - Commissioner Conversations Teen

Posted on: Monday 13 June 2022 4:44pm

Jackie Edwards is co-Executive Producer of the Commissioner Conversations at CMC 2022. Here she outlines the teens commissioners’ session. Alright. It’s not sidekicks to Justice League superheroes, but it’s not far off. We have assembled the Premiere League of commissioners of teen content in the UK for your edification. Join…

Preview - Doing it for the Kids: Commissioner Conversations 6-12

Posted on: Monday 13 June 2022 4:30pm

Jackie Edwards is co-Executive Producer on the Commissioner Conversations at CMC 2022. Here she outlines the 6-12s commissioners' session. The Commissioner Conversations are back. But this year, bigger, better, with (literally) more theatre (have you seen the size of the Crucible?)  and with real live commissioners. Join the UK’s premiere…

Commissioner Conversations: Teens

07 July 2022, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Crucible Main Stage

A who’s who and what’s what of UK teen commissioners!

Commissioner Conversations: 6-12

07 July 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm
Crucible Main Stage

A who’s who and what’s what of UK kids aged 6-12 television commissioners!

Commissioner Conversations: Pre-school

06 July 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm
Crucible Main Stage

A who’s who and what’s what of UK pre-school television commissioning.

Commissioner Conversations: Teens

On-Demand Content

A who’s who and what’s what of UK teen commissioners!

Commissioner Conversations: 6-12

On-Demand Content

A who’s who and what’s what of UK kids aged 6-12 television commissioners!

Commissioner Conversations: Pre-school

On-Demand Content

A who’s who and what’s what of UK pre-school television commissioning.

Adina Pitt (Warner Bros. Discovery)

On-Demand Content

Adina shares insights and perspectives from Warner Bros Discovery Kids & Family on the changing landscape and opportunities that lie ahead

Luca Milano (RAI)

On-Demand Content

Luca shares Italian public service broadcaster RAI’s approach to commissioning and the challenges and opportunities ahead

Estelle Lloyd (Macademia)

On-Demand Content

What’s new for Macademia? – Estelle discusses her platform priorities

Suzanne Kelly (RTÉ)

On-Demand Content

Suzanne shares RTÉ’s plans and priorities for the future

Christopher Keenan (Mattel)

On-Demand Content

Find out what’s on Mattel’s wish list and how their approach to content is about so much more than toys. 

Libbie Doherty (ABC)

On-Demand Content

Libbie shares the latest on ABC’s audience needs, content strategy and opportunities on ABCME and ABCKids

Rick Clodfelter (Disney Branded Television)

On-Demand Content

Insight and information on Disney brands, their wants and needs from Rick

Brenda Bisner (Kidoodle.TV)

On-Demand Content

Brenda’s complete guide to working with Kidoodle.TV