Who we are
Disney Junior is a commercial-free channel available in English and French to subscribers across Canada. Committed to offering the best in engaging and development-based programming for younger children, Disney Junior showcases series with a focus on magical, musical and heartfelt stories that feature beloved classic and contemporary characters. Presenting exclusive, first-run programs from Disney together with celebrated Canadian series, Disney Junior is also available through Disney Junior OnDemand and Disney Junior OnLine. Visit us at DisneyJunior.ca.
Disney Junior is a member of the Astral family. Astral is one of Canada’s largest media companies. It operates over 100 of the country’s most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and digital media properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit www.astral.com.
Director, Original Programming: Michael Goldsmith
Production Executive: Sarah Haasz
Director, Programming: Donna Dos Reis
For our younger audiences the programming team is particularly keen on shows that find new and engaging ways to make preschoolers laugh as well as a focus on magical storytelling, music and dance.
How to Pitch?
We encourage producers to research the channel and its lineup before emailing a one-page outline document to Michael Goldsmith (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah Haasz (currently on leave).
Review Process: We will respond to your proposal within 4 weeks of receipt (unless Astral and producers mutually agree to extend the deadline by an additional 4 week period). If we are interested in discussing your series further, we typically will set up a follow-up meeting to discuss the creative material. If we are interested in pursuing your project into development, we will ask you to submit additional information such as budget and financing.
What do we develop?: Though the development process varies project to project, we typically will develop one script (pilot) and bible or season arc document in the first phase of series development. Phase two of development consists of additional scripts or a presentation pilot.