Helen Asimakis was appointed Senior Director, Drama, CBC Scripted Content in October 2013. She leads the team responsible for managing the creative development and production of CBC Television’s slate of dramatic programming including: Anne, Bellevue, Pure, Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland, X Company, This Life, Romeo Section, Shoot the Messenger and the upcoming limited series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s, Alias Grace.
Helen joined the CBC in 2001 as an Executive in Charge of Production, Drama. During this period, she oversaw the development and production of such varied projects as Heartland, Republic of Doyle, The Don Cherry Story, Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story, to name a few.
Helen has worked in the television industry since 1988 and has a broad knowledge of production, distribution and management. Prior to CBC, Helen held a variety of positions, including Supervisor of Program Development and Production at CTV; Story Editor and Director of Development at Sullivan Entertainment; Associate Producer at Sarrazin Couture Entertainment.