Speaker Sandra Kleinfeld

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Sandra Kleinfeld

Senior Director Documentary

CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sandra has been Senior Director of Documentary for CBC Television for the past 5 years, overseeing the network’s documentary strands The Nature of Things, CBC Docs POV, CBC Short Docs, and the subscription based documentary Channel, of which CBC is the majority owner.  

Her career as a broadcast executive encompasses three conventional, three analog and two digital specialty channels. Prior to overseeing documentaries, Sandra was Director of Development for CBC’s Unscripted Content where she was responsible for finding new formats, overseeing development and production of formats, original factual entertainment series, and documentaries.  She helped establish a new programming presence in prime time, supervising the Canadian iterations of several international formats: the award-winning and long-running Dragons’ Den, The Week the Women Went, and Test the Nation,  development of the first English language version of Still Standing and Village on a Diet, the first North American iteration of Keeping The Nation Alive, and development and production of Hello Goodbye.

Speaking on: 30 Minutes With: CBC Docs & Unscripted

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