As the founding CEO & Executive Producer of Frantic Films, Jamie has been proud to see the company become one of Canada’s leading film and television producers, gaining recognition for its creative work and business success.
Jamie has produced film and television projects that have won over 100 awards and sold to over 130 countries around the world. Whether feature films, scripted dramas and comedies, or unscripted documentaries and lifestyle series, quality is always the focus.
He began his career as a lawyer with the prominent Toronto law firm McMillan, where he focused on corporate finance and entertainment law. After turns at Sullivan Entertainment and Nelvana in business and legal affairs, he moved into a role as an executive producer in 1998 at Winnipeg’s Credo Entertainment. Jamie has also created or co-created over a dozen series in various genres and personally won numerous Gemini, Canadian Screen Awards and Banff Rockie Awards.
Jamie was the first recipient of the Lions Gate Innovative Producer Award, named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, received the I.H. Asper Broadcast Entrepreneur of the Future Award, was nominated as the New Media Visionary at the Canadian New Media Awards and was the CMPA’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Jamie has been the Chair of the CMPA and the National Screen Institute and currently sits on the boards of the Cancer Care Foundation, Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Manitoba Business Council and is a member of the Premier’s Economic Opportunities Advisory Board.