Former Bell Media and Temple Street executive Trish Williams has been appointed to the role of Executive Director, Scripted Content at CBC. Reporting to Sally Catto, General Manager, Programming, CBC, Williams will oversee the public broadcaster’s drama, comedy and film teams across all broadcast and streaming original long-form programming.
“Trish has led talented creative teams in the creation of significant Canadian series that have elevated this country’s reputation for quality scripted programming,” said Catto. “In this competitive global landscape, Trish’s experience and insights will help to further enhance CBC’s acclaimed drama, comedy and film slate, including strengthening collaboration with Canadian creators and international partners.”
Williams most recently served as Vice President, Scripted Programming at Temple Street Productions, where she oversaw the creative execution of series for production as well as the sourcing and development of IP and new original series for primetime cable, pay and conventional markets. She was also co-executive producer of drama series Killjoys. Prior to joining Temple Street, she was Director, Drama, at Bell Media, leading a team of eight executives handling original drama series and movies across all channels including CTV, Space, Bravo, TMN/HBO Canada, and MUCH. She was also a co-executive producer on Season 4 of Saving Hope and served as a production executive on the international hit series Flashpoint.
Williams joins CBC this week.
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