As Senior Director of Documentary for CBC Television and documentary Channel, Sandra is responsible for CBC Docs across three strands, two channels and one streaming service, GEM.
Her career as a broadcast executive encompasses three conventional, three analog and two digital specialty channels. 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, development and production of Hello Goodbye.
If you are interested in potentially meeting with Sandra, please:
1. Submit the following:
a. A maximum one-page pitch based on the specific pitch genre guidelines
b. A diversity statement
c. Name the strand / genre you are pitching to
If you are an emerging filmmaker interested in a more casual meeting with
Sandra and are familiar with the strands, please send a ONE PAGE diversity
statement and film bio
2. Familiarize yourself with the CBC strands and titles:
Most CBC documentaries (and other CBC and foreign content) are available for screening in CBC’s free screening service GEM. You can also find CBC Docs on You Tube.
Submit your one-page pitch or film bio and make sure to include a diversity statement by
February 23rd , 2020
*Please note that anything that does not fulfill requirements listed in points 1. OR 2. will not be considered*
***ANYTHING LONGER THAN ONE PAGE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED***
DOC BC will be reviewing all submissions and will be sending Sandra Kleinfeld a longlist of submissions. She will be selecting 20 pitches / bios. Each meeting will be approximately 15 minutes during the day of Monday March 2nd, and we are unable to accommodate requests for specific times.
These meetings are available to DOC members only.
If you wish to become a member or to renew your membership
to take part of this opportunity, please follow this link to the DOC national