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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

Commissioner Conversations: PSB and YACF

06 July 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm
CMC Online Platform

The latest information from the Head of the Young Audiences Content Fund, followed by commissioning priorities from Channel 4, CITV, Milkshake! on Channel 5 and S4C in a live Q&A.

Nick Park

On-Demand Content

Nick Park is best known for Wallace & Gromit, which began as a college project, and has captivated audiences across generations. We go Back to The Beginning to see what inspired the man that has himself inspired so many in the industry.

Danielle Brown MBE

On-Demand Content

Danielle is best known for being a double Paralympic gold medalist and world champion in archery. We learn about the lack of representation she felt growing up, her Paralympics journey, and why she turned her hand to writing children’s books.

Sarah Fell

On-Demand Content

Sarah Fell's career has taken her from Aardman to Absolutely and on to now heading up Original Series Kids at WarnerMedia. But what influenced her and led her down the path of animation? We go Back to The Beginning to find out how she started. 

Nathan Bryon

On-Demand Content

Nathan’s talents appear to be endless - a Sunday Times Bestseller, critically acclaimed script writer and actor across stage and television. We explore how this creative genius found his way into the industry. 

Kurt Mueller

On-Demand Content

Kurt built a name for himself as a brilliant creative collaborator well-known in the kids’ media business. But did you know he started his career as a teacher? We hear Kurt’s rather marvellous story about entering the world of children’s television.