David Jenkinson
Chief executive | Studio21

With more than 25 years’ experience in the international entertainment business, Jenkinson leads Studio21’s mission to discover, develop and connect fresh writing talent with the global content business.

An award-winning journalist, he has written extensively on the people, shows, channels, companies and creative strategies that make the worldwide commissioning, acquisition, production, distribution and broadcast sectors work.

As founder of C21Media he runs a portfolio of market-leading brands, including Channel 21; C21Media.net; Content London, LA, Nigeria, China and Canada; FutureMedia; Drama Quarterly and a variety of associated products and services.

He is also chief executive of C21Media Enterprises, an investment company which backs high-growth-potential businesses in the content industry. Investments to date include Rose d’Or, Content Academy, Writers Room and Blonde Mamba.

He is a passionate about story, and a voracious consumer of the best the content business has to offer.