Jesse Fawcett

Jesse Fawcett, President and Executive Producer, Essential Media Group

Jesse Fawcett runs Essential Media Group’s North American factual entertainment outfit, EQTV.


He's a 25-year TV veteran who has developed, executive produced and distributed many hundreds of hours of award-winning television in an array of genres - from animation to drama to reality. He launched his first production company (Telefactory) in 1999, which quickly became a high-volume production company of lifestyle programming for top US, Canadian and international broadcasters.


In 2009 Jesse founded Los Angeles and Toronto-based 11 Television, which has grown into today’s EQTV in partnership with Australia's Quail Entertainment and Essential Media & Entertainment. A few of his company's many diverse titles include SYFY's top rated hidden camera series Scare Tactics, Tru TV's hit series Carbonaro Effect, reality competition music series Cover Me Canada for CBC, Discovery’s docu-comedy Fool's Gold, DIY's all-time top rated series Texas Flip N Move and HGTV & DIY's multi-season hit Restored with Brett Waterman.