Speaker Jennifer Harkness



Jennifer Harkness

SVP, Unscripted Development and Production

Blue Ant Media

Jennifer Harkness oversees all aspects of Blue Ant Studios' unscripted development and series production for the US and international markets. Most recently, she Executive Produced Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies (Peacock), Banished: The Prince Andrew Story (Peacock, Channel 5), Evil By Design: Surviving Peter Nygard (Starz) and Epstein's Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell (Sky). She also served as Executive Producer on The Kids in Hall: Comedy Punks, which premiered at SXSW and Hot Docs in 2022, followed by its streaming launch on Amazon Prime Video.

Prior to joining Blue Ant Studios, she served as SVP Sales and Development USA for Cream Productions, where she developed and executive produced the critically-acclaimed docuseries, The Story of Late Night (CNN). The six-part series examined the legendary hosts and moments of late-night television.

Harkness previously co-founded the successful, fast-paced, digital agency, Jumpwire Media, running business development for the company that focused on media content creation and strategy for multiple platforms.

As Head of Development, Factual Entertainment for Temple Street Productions, she developed and produced series including Recipe to Riches (Food Network Canada, Global) and the competitive music show Cover Me Canada (CBC). An industry veteran with over 20 years of television and film experience, Harkness has also held the key positions of Executive Director for the Banff World Television Festival and Production Executive for Canada’s Global Television Network.

Speaking on: Content Advisory Board

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures
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