In her role as VP Scripted, Jessalyn manages SEVEN24’s extensive scripted development slate as well as serving as a creative producer on select shows. Recent development projects that have gone to production under her purview include the one-hour series Family Law for Global (Corus) and airing on the CW this fall, four seasons of the supernatural western and two-time People’s Choice Award-winning series Wynonna Earp for Syfy and CTV Sci-Fi and the hit family series Heartland, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in its fifteenth season for CBC and UPtv.
Jessalyn originated and developed the one-hour period drama Fortunate Son for CBC and NBCU International. She is a Consulting Producer on Family Law, Fortunate Son and Borealis (aka Survival Code). Her additional writing and story editing credits include the CBC series Heartland, the CBC/BBC series Shoebox Zoo and the Global/BBC miniseries Burn Up.
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.