Awards / Press

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2012 – Winner of Scholarship for Schulich School of Business certificate program
  • Jessica received a scholarship in the form of approximately $1500 towards the “Media Leadership” course at the Schulich School of Business at York University in a certificate program put together by WIFT and Bell Media.  

2009 - CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship Award
  • Jessica won a Crystal Award through WIFT where she was trained and exposed to various business and creative aspects of drama & lifestyle development and production at CBC in Toronto. She completed the mentorship-training program in February 2009.

2009 - Scholarship Award
  • Through the WIFT mentorship award, she won a $2000 scholarship towards Humber College’s certificate program called “Business Management for Media Professionals”, which she completed in 2010.

2007 - Toronto International Film Festival Wish Come True
  • Jessica was selected to appear in an episode of “The List” (a Slice Network TV Series) where her wish of wearing a designer couture dress on the red carpet at the TIFF Opening Night screening and afterparty came true.
  • For more details, watch the episode here

2004 - Award of Excellence in Screenwriting
  • Upon graduation from the Toronto Film School, Jessica won an award and scholarship for the Best Screenwriter in the class of 2003/2004.

2004 - Award for Best Screenwriter
  • At the TFS Film Festival, my short film “Footsteps” won for Best Screenwriting.
  • Her lead female’s were nominated for Best Actress and her 22-min documentary “Whispers of the Hermitage” was nominated for Best Documentary.

2003 - “Follow Your Quest” Scholarship Award
  • Upon graduating high school, I won a scholarship award given to one student clearly set on course to follow their dreams.

2003 - Award for Best Ensemble Play
  • I performed in an ensemble play called “This is for you, Anna” for the Sears Drama Festival and we won best play at the Regional & Municipal level in 2003.


Revolution: A profoundly disturbing wake-up call

Published Friday, Apr. 12 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

Feature film Dirty Singles begins production

Murder in Passing is a whodunit unfolding on TTC subway screens

By: Carys Mills Staff Reporter, Published on Mon Jan 07 2013

The Horses of McBride nab 1.3 million viewers
Posted by Diane Wild in on December 17, 2012

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Little Mosque and The Yard headed to Hulu for summer runs

Malin Akerman and Tyler Labine topline Cottage Country

Film producer wins CBC mentorship
Ancaster High grad looks to the future - By Mike Pearson, News Staff
ANCASTER NEWS Arts & Entertainment | Jan 02, 2009
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Press Release on CBC Mentorship Award

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New Generation of Wine AficionadosPhoto Published in Toronto Star | January 31, 2008
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Mount Hope's Jessica Jennings wins for Best Screenplay at Toronto Film School's Festival of Film

Glanbrook Gazette - By Mike Pearson | Feb. 25, 2005
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Freelance Profile on Jessica Jennings featured in "Doers & Makers"

Photo Shoot & Interview with Jessica Jennings