Nanci MacLean

Vice-President, Bell Media Studios and President, Pinewood Toronto Studios

As President, Pinewood Toronto Studios and Vice-President, Bell Media Studios, Nanci MacLean is responsible for all aspects of production for the in-house content divisions of Bell Media’s conventional and specialty channels, as well as overseeing the operations for Pinewood Toronto Studios, one of the largest purpose-built production studios in Canada. MacLean was promoted to Vice-President in 2013 and President in 2018, and oversees the day-to-day operations of more than 350 employees.

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MacLean is the co-creator of national morning show, YOUR MORNING, and the hit daytime talk series, THE SOCIAL. She also oversees original in-house programs ETALK, and THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, as well as Exploration Production Inc., which produces the internationally viewed series MIGHTY SHIPS, MIGHTY PLANES, MEGA SPEED, and more. In addition, she previously oversaw in-house programs DAILY PLANET and INNERSPACE. Also, she spearheads an internal development portfolio that fosters new talent and formats.

MacLean joined CTV in 2000, quickly working her way from Petty Cash Clerk to Executive Director of the CTV Production unit before being appointed to her current role.

In 2016, MacLean was named Trailblazer of the Year by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) in recognition of her role as an agent of change at Bell Media. She is also the recipient of a coveted Bell Bravo Award, recognizing her contributions to the success of Bell Media and its parent company, Bell.

MacLean serves as Bell Media’s representative on Bell’s Diversity Leadership Council and was instrumental in the launch of Bell Media’s Grad Leadership Program in 2016. She recently championed the launch of a Diversity and Inclusion Think Tank (DAITT) at Bell Media, focused on creating initiatives and launching events that help drive diversity and inclusion.

Maclean is an alumna of Harvard Business School’s world-class General Management Program.

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