Jenn Kuzmyk Ruch

Jenn Kuzmyck
Contract Faculty

Course Director:The Business of Film, Television and Digital Media

Jenn is course director of a 4th year course at York University entitled The Business of Film, Television and Digital Media. Currently also Director of International Distribution at Proper Rights, she specializes in finished program and format sales to broadcasters around the world. She also leads the OTT and digital distribution strategy as well as seeking out third party acquisitions.  Jenn works closely with independent producers on presales, co productions, financing and advising on projects for the international market.

As VP, Development at Cream Productions from 2008-2013, she created, developed and co executive produced television series for top channels worldwide. Select projects greenlit under her guidance include: Emmy nominated series Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (OLN, BBC Worldwide, Travel US), international TV format Know-It-All (Discovery), Treasure Trader for History Television, and Breathing Fire: Battle of the Somme (History Television, Channel 4).

Prior to joining Cream, Jenn spent a decade as Canadian Bureau Chief and an Editor for C21Media.net, a leading UK-based trade publisher focused on the global business of television and digital media content. She launched and edited C21′s Factual Week, an online news and analysis source concerning the world of documentary and factual programming.

She has also worked as a TV development consultant and a film critic. As member of the Writer’s Guild of Canada she has written scripts for series airing on YTV and Discovery.