For a decade prior, she was Executive Producer for in-house documentaries at CBC.
Dando has produced, directed and written for Canadian television, both public and private, for three decades. Her work includes overseeing many critically-acclaimed documentary series and international co-productions. Among her honours are an Emmy, a Hot Docs award, a duPont Columbia award, a Canada Screen Award and several Geminis.
CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Doc ideas that feature great storytelling as well as strong science.
GENRES: Environment, Natural History & Wildlife, Science, Technology
SUCCESSES/COMMISSIONS: The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World (Canada, Australia co-pro), Jumbo: Life of an Elephant Superstar, Under Thin Ice, Dinosaur Cold Case
BEST WAY TO PITCH?: A two-pager sent to me or [email protected] is the best way for The Nature of Things. Happy to talk about other CBC strands: CBC POV (first-person, Canadian stories); Documentary Channel (international & Canadian feature-length docs); The Passionate Eye (international acquisitions); CBC Short Docs (emerging Canadian filmmakers).