Jennifer Chen is the VP of Programming managing content for Channel Zero’s suite of services including acquisitions and original programming for CHCH, Silver Screen Classics and Rewind. She was formerly the General Manager of Ouat Media, managing one of the largest distribution companies specializing in the acquisition, distribution and sales of short form content internationally.
Prior to joining Channel Zero, Jennifer studied cinema at the Sorbonne in Paris before returning to Canada, where she worked in feature film production and produced her own short films. After university, Jennifer spent several years in the account management group at Hewlett Packard; then extended her business acumen to include: sales and festival distribution of films at the CFC (Canadian Film Centre); and, public relations and communications at the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Jennifer has shared her knowledge of the film industry with audiences at film festivals around the world, consulted on distribution strategies for award-winning shorts, and published papers on the subject.
She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.