Speaker Trish Williams

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Trish Williams

Executive Director, Scripted Content


As Executive Director, Scripted Content at CBC, Trish Williams has creative oversight of the public broadcaster’s distinctive slate of drama, comedy, film, radio comedy and scripted GEM original programming. Working with the best Canadian talent from around the country, CBC strives to create entertaining, distinctive, diverse programming. Recent highlights on the Scripted programming line-up are the Peabody-GLAAD-CSA award-winning comedy Sort Of featuring Bilal Baig as a gender-fluid nanny and the delightfully hilarious ratings hit Son of a Critch starring Benjamin Ainsworth, Mark Critch and Malcolm McDowell. Recent drama slate highlights include the hybrid TIFF film and 5-part mini-series Bones of Crows by Marie Clements and the Berlinale premiere film/series hybrid BlackBerry by Matt Johnson, both coming Fall 2023 to CBC.

Before joining CBC in 2019, Williams served as Vice President, Boat Rocker (formerly Temple Street), where she oversaw the creative execution of series for production as well as the sourcing and development of IP and original series for primetime cable, pay, conventional and OTT platforms. She spent 7 years at Bell Media, where as Director of the Drama Department she led a team handling all development and production of original drama series and movies across CTV, Space, Bravo, TMN/HBO Canada, and MUCH. Some select highlights include launching the international hit Orphan Black, as well as rating successes Saving Hope, Bitten, Killjoys, and Motive and the critical darlings Sensitive Skin and The LA Complex.

Trish has an MA from the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture at York University.

Speaking on: Spotlight: CBC

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