Virginia Thompson - Partner, President, Executive Producer

Virginia Thompson, president and co-founder of Vérité Films, is an award-winning executive producer and TV series creator.

Virginia has created and produced comedies, dramas, animation, children's and youth programming, documentaries, performing arts programming, and digital series for the Canadian and world market in English and French. She's developed some of the most iconic brands in the Canadian entertainment and cultural sector. 

Virginia is Executive Producer of Canada's #1 comedy brand, Corner Gas. The brand includes the 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. All series stream on Crave in Canada and Amazon FreeVee in the US; the sitcom and the movie are available on Amazon Prime in the UK, Australia/New Zealand, and over 26 other territories.

Virginia is also Executive Producer of The Governor General's Performing Arts Awards, celebrating Canada's most outstanding performing artists. Virginia is co-creating and producing Jeremy and Jazzy - a 360° television, music, game, book, e-learning, and live performance brand for 3-6 year-olds, parents, and teachers in association with Jeremy Fisher Music and Hidden Pony RecordsJeremy and Jazzy streams on CBC Kids and CBC Gem in Canada, Tiny POP in the UK, and Kartoon Channel! in the US.

Virginia founded Vérité Films, a boutique production company committed to nurturing honest, original and authentic voices, with her partner Robert de Lint. Today, they champion exceptional creative talent and unique stories. As well as Corner Gas, Vérite has several other Canadian success stories. Virginia is Executive Producer/Co-Creator of the comedy series InSecurity (23 episodes, CBC), the award-winning youth dramatic series and e-zine (53 episodes, Shaw, APTN), and the internationally-acclaimed children's series Incredible Story Studio (Disney, YTV).

Virginia’s productions have won or been nominated for over 130 awards, including an International Emmy, the Prix Jeunesse, the Golden Screen Award and many Canadian Screen 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. In 2006, Virginia was honoured with the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal.

Virginia is on the board of the National Screen Institute and WIFT-Toronto. She is happily married with three daughters.

Twitter: @virginiatv