Speaker Rachel Goldstein-Couto
Head of Development, Original Programming
As Head of Development, Rachel Goldstein-Couto oversees the scripted and unscripted program development for CTV, Crave and the Entertainment Specialty channels of Bell Media. Rachel and her team work closely with independent production partners, writers and creatives to develop a slate of factual and scripted projects that are diverse, culturally relevant to Canadians and specific to the programming needs of the individual platforms and services. Some recently commissioned original series developed by Rachel and her team include The Spencer Sisters, Sullivan's Crossing, Farming For Love, Cross Country Cake Off and many more. Rachel has been with Bell Media since 2000, most recently as Director of Programming, Entertainment Specialty. Rachel studied Communications at Concordia University in Montreal and Broadcasting at Seneca College in Toronto.