In her role as VP Scripted, Jessalyn manages SEVEN24’s extensive scripted development slate as well as consulting on a number of shows in production.
Recent development projects that have gone to production under her purview include the upcoming one-hour series for Global (Corus) Family Law, four seasons of the sci-fi western and People’s Choice Award winning series Wynonna Earp and the hit family series Heartland, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in its fourteenth season for CBC and Uptv. She also developed the one-hour period drama Fortunate Son for CBC.
Jessalyn’s writing and story editing credits include the CBC series Heartland, the CBC/BBC series Shoebox Zoo and the Global/BBC miniseries Burn Up. She was Consulting Producer on Family Law, Fortunate Son and Borealis (aka Survival Code).
Jessalyn has her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University and her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
She is focused on building and strengthening relationships with screenwriters, broadcasters and other partners while finding new and exciting projects for Canada and the global marketplace.