ABOUT ME

Book launch of Stuck! Learn to Love Your Screenplay Again

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Attending the annual IQ conference in Mexico City.

I've worked as a screenwriter, TV series creator/show runner, broadcast executive, story consultant and independent producer.

Feature Films/TV movies


  • Producer - feature film Forsaken starring Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland and Demi Moore (2016)
  • Executive Producer- TV movie 40 Below and Falling starring Jewel Staite and Shawn Roberts for Super Channel (2015)
  • Executive Producer- TV movie I Think I Do starring Mia Kirshner and Sara Canning for Lifetime and W Network (2012)
  • Executive Producer/Producer- feature film Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale starring Tom Green and Crispin Glover (2008)
  • Consulting Producer- feature film Baby Blues starring Jenny Cooper (2007)
  • Producer- feature film Intern Academy starring Dan Aykroyd, Dave Thomas and Dave Foley (2004)
  • Producer- feature film Dead Simple starring James Caan and Daniel Stern (2001)
  • Associate Producer - feature film Something More, starring Jennifer Beals (1999)
  • Producer - TV movie Stranger in Town, starring Harry Hamlin and Graham Greene for
    Showtime & The A-Channel (1998)


Drama TV Series


  • Executive Producer/Producer - live-action/animation youth series Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock for APTN (2006 thru 2009)
  • Executive Producer - reality series A Total Write-Off! for ACCESS/CLT/Book TV (2006)
  • Producer - youth series Mentors for Family Channel & Discovery Kids (1998-2002)
  • Producer - family series Myth Quest for PBS, CBC and Showcase (2001)
  • Producer - youth series 2030CE for YTV (2002-2003)


Factual Programs


  • Executive Producer - one-hour documentary program A Sorry State for TVO, Knowledge, ACCESS and SCN (2011)
  • Executive Producer - one-hour documentary program Belly Dance Man: From Canada to Cairo for OMNI Television (2008)
  • Executive Producer/Producer - half-hour docu-drama series pilot The Force for Access Media (2008)
  • Executive Producer - one-hour documentary program Seeds of Change: The ECO Storyfor Access Media and SCN (2007)
  • Executive Producer - one-hour documentary program The Fringe: Acting Up for Bravo! and Access Media (2006)
  • Executive Producer - one-hour docu-drama Catching the Chameleon for CHUM/Craig Media and Access Media (2004)
  • Producer - documentary TV series RIP: Great Cemeteries of the World for Global Television & Travel U.S. - 26 eps (2001)


Writer


  • Author – non-fiction book Stuck: Learn to Love Your Screenplay Again
  • Screenwriter - feature film Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale
  • Screenwriter/Creator/Showrunner - dramatic youth series Mentors for Family Channel & Discovery Kids
  • Screenwriter - children’s dramatic TV series Incredible Story Studio for YTV & Discovery Kids
  • Screenwriter - family dramatic TV series Danger Bay for CBC & Disney Channel
  • Screenwriter - prime time dramatic TV series Friday the 13th - The Series for Paramount
  • Staff Writer - daytime dramatic TV series Trial by Jury  for Dick Clark Productions
  • Screenwriter - documentary specials Collective Creations for Access Media


Education


  • Screenwriting Fellow, American Film Institute, 1981

Studied screenwriting under veteran writers Lois Peyser (Gilligan's Island, My Three Sons) and John Bloch (Streets of San Francisco, Marcus Welby M.D.).


  • Master of Fine Arts, New York University, 1980

Studied directing under filmmaker Laslo Benedek (Death of a Salesman, The Wild One) and screenwriting under writer Ian Hunter (Roman Holiday, The Blue and the Gray).


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta, 1977

Studied writing under award-winning Alberta playwright Sharon Pollock (The Komagata   Maru Incident) and Alberta screenwriter James DeFelice (Why Shoot the Teacher?).

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