Virginia Thompson - Partner, President, Executive Producer

Virginia Thompson, President and co-founder of Vérité Films, is an award-winning executive producer, TV series creator and audience engagement strategist. Virginia has created and produced comedies, dramas, children's and youth programming, documentaries, performing arts programming and digital series for the Canadian and world market in English and French. She's also developed some of the most iconic brands in the Canadian entertainment and cultural sector. 

Currently, Virginia is Executive Producer of The Governor General's Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA), celebrating Canada's most outstanding performing artists in stage, music, dance, film and television. 

Virginia is also Executive Producer of Canada's #1 comedy brand, Corner Gas. The brand includes the newly launched and highest-rated show in the history of The Comedy Network - Corner Gas Animated; the 2016 Golden Screen Award winner for the highest-rated scripted program in Canada - Corner Gas: The Movie; and the highest-rated Canadian comedy series of all time - Corner Gas: The Sitcom.

Beyond Corner Gas, Virginia is Executive Producer/Co-Creator of the comedy series InSecurity (23 episodes, CBC), the award-winning youth dramatic series and e-zine renegadepress.com (53 episodes, Shaw, APTN) and the internationally-acclaimed children's series Incredible Story Studio (Disney, YTV). A Canada-Ireland co-production, Incredible Story Studio took short stories written by school children from across Canada, the UK, France and Germany, and made them into "movies" for television. The series also trained a group of child actors who have become some of Canada's greatest young stars working in the industry today. 

Virginia’s productions have won or been nominated for over 114 Awards. In 2012, she was inducted onto Ryerson’s School of Media Wall of Fame. In 2008, Virginia won the WIFT Award for Creative Excellence in screen-based media. 

Virginia is on the board of WIFT-Toronto and the National Screen Institute. 

Twitter: @virginiatv