Shaftesbury | Founder, Chairman and CEO

A visionary producer renowned for delivering award-winning scripted content for audiences around the world, Christina Jennings is founder, chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury, a content company known for innovative storytelling and building successful brands. Spanning the production of TV, feature film and digital content, Shaftesbury titles are sold in 150 countries worldwide and include acclaimed international hits Murdoch MysteriesCarmillaFrankie Drake MysteriesReGenesis, and Life with Derek. Shaftesbury’s current slate includes new primetime series Hudson & Rex for Citytv/Rogers Media, Departure starring Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer for Global/Corus Entertainment and NBC Universal, Ireland-Canada co-production Dead Still for RTE, Acorn TV, and Citytv/Rogers, and Canada-New Zealand co-pro The Sounds for CBC.

Jennings is a Member of the Order of Canada. A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre, Jennings currently serves as Chair of the Centre’s Board of Directors. Named to Maclean’s Power List of Canada’s 50 Most Powerful People, Jennings’ recent awards and honours include the inaugural Content Innovation Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award, the CFC Award for Creative Excellence, Playback’s Producer of the Decade, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s prestigious Academy Achievement Award, the PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship at RBC’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards, and the Innovative Producer Award at the Banff World Television Festival.