Rookie Blue

Returns Thursday, June 19, 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET

TASSIE CAMERON, executive producer
Tassie Cameron is a Gemini Award-winning screenwriter, who has written for television series, MOWs, mini-series, and feature films. Tassie is currently co-creator, executive producer and showrunner on the hit series, "Rookie Blue," now entering its fifth season on Global and ABC. She is also working on a cable pilot with author Dennis Lehane and screenwriter Esta Spalding, and is in development on a new police series for NBC and Global.

Co-Executive Producer on the first season of CTV's hit series, "Flashpoint," Cameron's other credits include "The Robber Bride," "Would Be Kings," "The Eleventh Hour," "Degrassi: The Next Generation," "Tom Stone," "Wild Roses," "Fast Food High," "Raising the Bar" (TNT), and the romantic comedy, "Cake."

Cameron has a Masters in Film from NYU, and is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre.

ILANA FRANK, executive producer
Frank started in stage. She produced or co-produced 20 features with Norstar Films engendering close connections to performers and writers. When she launched into television as the co-creator (with Emmy award winning writer Semi Chellas) and executive producer of "The Eleventh Hour," her creative achievements really came to the fore. Over the course of its three season run, the series was nominated for more than 30 Gemini Awards, chalking up wins in all major categories including Best Drama Series, Writer, Director and Actor. This was the beginning of a long-term creative partnership with the talented director David Wellington.

In 2007, Frank re-teamed with writers Tassie Cameron and Esta Spalding, and director David Wellington for the mini-series "Would Be Kings," which won Natasha Henstridge a Gemini. Her husband and colorful business partner Peter Simpson passed away in 2007. Frank determinedly moved forward and made the MOW, "Of Memory and Murder" (Murder on Her Mind in the US) written by Semi Chellas and based on the governor-general award-winning writer Linda Spalding's memoir "Who Named the Knife", shortly followed by the pilot "Clean," with Ben Bass. All the while Frank continued to develop a slate of television series and movies.

Frank's ability to wrangle critically acclaimed creative personnel and deliver a beautifully crafted cast and popular show brought the predecessor of Entertainment One knocking for a first look deal. In late 2008, Frank secured a 13-episode order for the television series that has now become the ratings winner "Rookie Blue" now in its fifth season, with an order for 22 episodes from both ABC and Shaw/Global, is in production.

Not resting on her laurels, Frank managed to get a second series -- the hospital drama, "Saving Hope."

DAVID WELLINGTON, executive producer
Director David Wellington's credits include the feature film "Long Day's Journey Into Night" in which he transforms the acclaimed 1994 Stratford production of Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece into a powerful and fluid piece of cinema. The film won the best Canadian feature film award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1996. In 1993, he wrote and directed "I Love a Man in Uniform." The film was a Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight selection and received international acclaim and numerous awards.

In television, Wellington executive produced and directed all five seasons of "Rookie Blue," the first two seasons of "Saving Hope," as well as the TV movie, "Would Be Kings." He also directed the drama, "Dead Aviators," which was nominated for six Gemini awards, winning him Best Director. It received the Gold Prize at the New York Television Awards and several other awards in both Canada and the United States.

Additional credits include "Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111" and numerous episodes of the Gemini award-winning series "The Eleventh Hour" on which he served as creative producer as well as the critically acclaimed series "Queer As Folk."

RUSSELL COCHRANE, executive producer
Russ Cochrane is a writer/producer who has earned acclaim for his work on a variety of projects ranging from cult favorites to award-winning series and movies.

His work on "Rookie Blue" has been nominated for the WGC Screenwriting Awards and a 2012 Prism Award - and he has written a number of the series' pivotal episodes.

A few of Cochrane's other television credits as writer/producer include the supernatural series "The Listener," the award-winning drama "Flashpoint," and the second season of the critically acclaimed sci-fi series "Orphan Black."

Cochrane holds a degree in philosophy and History from Dalhousie University and is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory Program.

JOHN MORAYNISS, executive producer
John Morayniss oversees all aspects of eOne Television's activities which encompass the development, production, licensing, financing and worldwide distribution of live action drama and comedy series, reality and documentary series, television movies and mini-series, prime time animation and family programming.

Morayniss also oversees the strategic growth of eOne's television business and serves as an executive producer on many of eOne's productions.

John's most recent executive producer credits include "Rookie Blue" (ABC, Global and Universal Networks International), "Haven" (Syfy, Global and Universal Networks International), "Rogue" (DIRECTV), Discovery Channel's first-ever scripted mini-series "Klondike," co-produced by Discovery, eOne, and Nomadic Pictures in association with Scott Free Television, "Saving Hope" (CTV) and "Call Me Fitz" (DIRECTV, HBO Canada), amongst many others. eOne is also the studio behind "Hell On Wheels" (AMC) and handles international distribution of AMC's "The Walking Dead," in addition to Turn and the upcoming series "Halt And Catch Fire," as well as SundanceTV's "The Red Road."

Prior to eOne Television (and its predecessor company, Blueprint Entertainment, where as a co-founder John held the position of CEO), John was head of television at Alliance Atlantis where he oversaw all development, production and co-production activities for the television division, including the mega-hit series franchise, "CSI."

 

 

 

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