Derek Harvie

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Derek Kevin Harvie
Derek Harvie in Petrified Forest, Arizona
Derek Harvie
Born April 7, 1974
Deep River, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Television & film writer, director, producer & showrunner
Years active 1994 - Present

Derek Kevin Harvie (born April 7, 1974 in Deep River, Ontario) is a Canadian entertainment writer and producer. Harvie grew up in Ottawa and graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in film and literature.

Career[edit]

One of the original creators of The Tom Green Show on its Canadian community channel run, Harvie continued to write and produce the show for The Comedy Network from 1996 to 1998 and MTV from 1999 through 2003.

In 2001, Harvie co-wrote the 20th Century Fox and New Regency feature Freddy Got Fingered. He also worked as a writer on the Sony, Imagine and Revolution Studios feature Stealing Harvard that year.

His special MTV documentary, The Tom Green Cancer Special, was named by Time Magazine as "one of the ten best TV programs of the year" in 2001. The show was also nominated for a Peabody Award.

Harvie has worked briefly on numerous other comedy shows and pilots including WB's The Skateboard Show, VH1's Hollywood Tonight and NBC's Saturday Night Live.

From 2004 to 2007 Harvie was the executive producer of Night Calls and all other live programming for Playboy TV.

In 2008 Harvie was co-writer, show runner and executive producer of the half-hour sitcom Testees on FX Networks in the US and on Showcase in Canada. The show is about two roommates who test experimental drugs each week and suffer ridiculous side-effects. Both Harvie and co-writer Kenny Hotz received 2009 Gemini Award nominations (Canadian Emmy) for Best Comedy Writing and Best Comedy Series. Testees was also nominated for Best Directing.

In 2008 & 2009, Derek Harvie was also a contributing writer for Kenny vs. Spenny which airs on Showcase in Canada and Comedy Central in the US.

In 2009 Harvie was show runner & executive producer of the half hour series Pure Pwnage. The show is a comedy about the life of a "pro gamer" and premiered on Showcase in Canada in March 2010. In September 2010, Harvie and show creators Geoff Lapaire and Jarett Cale received a 2010 Gemini Award nomination for Best Comedy Series.

In 2010 Harvie moved to New York City to write and co-executive produce the US version of Skins on MTV Networks.

In 2011 Harvie wrote for the second season of the UK series "Beaver Falls", a one hour dramedy which airs on the British network E4 He also wrote for Joan Rivers' reality show "Joan Knows Best" on WE TV.

He's currently writing, producing and directing the second season of the CityTV/Frantic Films show Meet the Family; A scripted/hidden camera comedy series based on the UK format Meet the Parents.

Personal life[edit]

Derek Harvie is married with two children. He lives in Los Angeles and Toronto, Canada.

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