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.
One of the original creators of
on its Canadian The Tom Green Show 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 . He also worked as a writer on the Freddy Got Fingered Sony, Imagine and Revolution Studios feature that year. Stealing Harvard
MTV documentary, , was named by The Tom Green Cancer Special as "one of the ten best TV programs of the year" in 2001. The show was also nominated for a Time Magazine Peabody Award.
Harvie has worked briefly on numerous other comedy shows and pilots including
WB's , The Skateboard Show VH1's and Hollywood Tonight NBC's . Saturday Night Live
From 2004 to 2007 Harvie was the executive producer of
and all other live programming for Night Calls Playboy TV.
In 2008 Harvie was co-writer, show runner and executive producer of the half-hour sitcom
on Testees 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
which airs on Showcase in Canada and Kenny vs. Spenny Comedy Central in the US.
In 2009 Harvie was show runner & executive producer of the half hour series
. 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 Pure Pwnage 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 on Skins 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
Personal life [ edit ]
Derek Harvie lives in
Los Angeles and Toronto, Canada. He is currently writing, producing and directing the CityTV show a scripted/hidden camera comedy series based on the UK format Meet the Family . Meet the Parents
External links [ edit ]
– The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Daniel Waters, James Cappe & David Arnott (1990)
– Hudson Hawk Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters, Bruce Willis and Robert Kraft (1991)
– Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Blake Snyder, William Osborne and William Davies – (1992)
– Amy Holden Jones (1993) Indecent Proposal
–Jim Jennewein, The Flintstones Steven E. de Souza, Tom S. Parker and various others (1994)
– Showgirls Joe Eszterhas (1995)
– Striptease Andrew Bergman (1996)
– The Postman Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland (1997)
– An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Joe Eszterhas (1998)
– Wild Wild West Jim Thomas, John Thomas, S. S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman (1999)
– The Last Airbender M. Night Shyamalan (2010)
– Jack and Jill Steve Koren and Adam Sandler, story by Ben Zook (2011)
- That's My Boy David Caspe (2012)
- Steve Baker, Movie 43 Ricky Blitt, Will Carlough, Tobias Carlson, Jacob Fleisher, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Claes Kjellstrom, Jack Kukoda, Bob Odenkirk, Bill O'Malley, Matthew Alec Portenoy, Greg Pritikin, Rocky Russo, Olle Sarri, Elizabeth Wright Shapiro, Jeremy Sosenko, Jonathan van Tulleken and Jonas Wittenmark (2013)