Most recently as Co-President, Film, Television and Digital at Entertainment One, John jointly led the independent studio’s film, television and digital unit worldwide. With a focus on television, John oversaw the development, production, licensing, financing and worldwide distribution of live action drama and comedy series, reality and documentary series, television movies and mini-series, limited series and prime time animation for all linear and non-linear platforms, including broadcast network, cable, premium, OTT and digital channels around the world.
Under John's direction, eOne’s lineup of original and acquired TV content featured series and long-form programs across all genres, including scripted series such as: Designated Survivor (ABC), Sharp Objects (HBO), Walking Dead (AMC), Fear The Walking Dead (AMC), Mary Kills People (Global/Lifetime), Cardinal (CTV/Hulu), Ransom (Global/CBS), Private Eyes (Global/Ion), You Me Her (The Audience Network), and Ice (The Audience Network). Unscripted productions include Siesta Key (MTV), Death Row Chronicles (BET), documentary mini-series Streets of Compton (A&E); and the Growing Up Hip Hop franchise (WEtv), among many others.
Prior to eOne’s Television business - 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.
At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch. - Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?