Vérité Films names Amy Cameron
Head of Development, Drama and Scripted Television
Toronto (March 26, 2012) - Vérité Films has appointed production executive, screenwriter, author and award-winning journalist Amy Cameron as Head of Development, Drama and Scripted Television.
“Amy’s key focus will be developing a slate of hour-long drama series,” said Virginia Thompson, President of Vérité Films. “It’s great to have a writer and story editor of Amy’s caliber on our team. There’s no doubt she’ll maximize ideas we’re developing in -house and be a terrific support to projects brought to us by the writing community” said Robert de Lint, Executive V.P & Creative Head.
Before joining Vérité Films, Amy Cameron was Executive in Charge of Production for CBC Comedy (2011-2012) and spearheaded development on the award-winning comedy series LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE (Westwind Pictures) and INSECURITY (Vérité Films). Cameron was the co-creator, co-executive producer and writer of the one-hour dramatic television series WILD ROSES (2009, CBC) and writer of the short, SONG OF SLOMON (2007, Canadian Film Centre), selected for the Montreal World Film Festival. She is the author of PLAYING WITH MATCHES: MISADVENTURES IN DATING(Anchor, 2005), a collection of stories about women’s experiences in dating. Other projects include the features GET A LIFE, IVY TURNBUCKLE & THE MAGIC NATION and A FALSE NOTE. Cameron was an editor at Maclean’s Magazine (2000-2004) and a reporter at The New Brunswick Telegraph Journal (1996–2000), where she won a National Newspaper Award. She is a graduate of the Writers' Lab at the Canadian Film Centre (2006) and holds a B.F.A. from Concordia. She is the daughter of Stevie Cameron, an award-winning Canadian investigative journalist, best-selling author and founder of ELM STREET, a national lifestyle magazine. Cameron lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.
About Vérité Films:
With over 250 episodes of award-winning prime time television series to their credit, Vérité Films has built a reputation of creating and producing TV that resonates with audiences - across Canada and around the world. Established in 1994, the company was founded by executive producer Virginia Thompson and Director/Writer/Producer Robert de Lint.
Vérité recently wrapped production on the second season of their narrative comedy series INSECURITY(23 x 30 minutes) and website for CBC. INSECURITY (2011-) is created and produced by Kevin White of Company Name Here Productions and Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint. Vérité produced the smash hit narrative comedy series CORNER GAS (107 x 30 minutes) and website for CTV with Brent Butt and David Story’s 335 Productions. Created by Brent Butt, CORNER GAS was Canada’s #1 rated scripted series from 2004 to 2009, and was nominated for an International Emmy, won seven Geminis (including Best Series and Best Interactive), nine Canadian Comedy Awards, four Directors Guild Awards and four Writers Guild Awards.
Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint also created and produced the youth dramatic series and e-zine RENEGADEPRESS.COM (52 x 30 minutes) from 2004 to 2008 for Global and APTN and the hit children’s series INCREDIBLE STORY STUDIO (65 x 30 minutes) from 1997 to 2002 for YTV and Disney International. Both serieswon numerous Gemini Awards and were each nominated for The Prix Jeunesse.
Vérité Films have offices in Toronto, Ontario and Regina, Saskatchewan.
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Media Contact: Margaret Sirotich for Vérité Films, email@example.com, 647-242-1746