Jackie Edwards / British Film Institute (BFI)
Jackie Edwards is Head of the Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) at the British Film Institute (BFI), leading on delivering a major £57m three-year pilot, funded by the UK Government, to support distinctive, high-quality, public service content for audiences up to the age of 18.
Previously, Jackie was the Head of Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation at BBC, overseeing the department’s strategy for delivering programming for 0-16 year olds that included titles such as Hey Duggee,Hollie Hobbie, Mustangs FC, Tinpo, Kazoops, The Deep, Scream Street, The Next Step, My Petsaurusand Pablo.
Having started her television career in 1995, Jackie worked extensively in the Indie sector, developing and producing many award-winning series and specials, before joining the BBC in 2008 as CBeebiesContent Manager and later as Executive Producer, working on programmes including Octonauts, Rastamouse, and Clangers.
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