Dennis Heaton

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Dennis Heaton is a Canadian screenwriter working in film and television. He is currently executive producing and show-running season 4 of Motive[1][2] on CTV/NBCU. Other recent credits include Call Me Fitz[3] (HBO Canada/Audience Network), The Listener[4] (CTV/NBC), JPOD[5] (CBC), Blood Ties[6] (Lifetime/Space) and the feature film Fido.[7]

Heaton received two 2014 Canadian Screen Awards[8] Nominations for Best Dramatic Series for Motive and Best Comedy Series for Call Me Fitz, with Fitz winning the category.[9] He has four prior Gemini Award[10] nominations, four Canadian Screenwriting Award[11] nominations, winning for his Yvon of the Yukon script “The Trouble With Mammoths",[12] and eleven Leo Award nominations, winning for his Being Ian script “The Greatest Story Never Told”[13] and his Call Me Fitz script “Fucking Memories”.[9] His web series, My Pal Satan, won[14] Best Web Series and Theme Song at the New York Television Festival.[15][16] His short film Head Shot[17] premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival,[18] won best short film at the Just For Laughs Festival[19] in Montreal, and went on to play in film festivals and on television around the world.

He won two Leo Awards in 2015 - one for Best Dramatic Series for Motive and one for Best Screenwriting/ Animation Program or Series for Nerds and Monsters - "Are You Gonna Eat That?"[20]

Dennis Heaton has served as the Pacific Region Councilor for the Writers Guild of Canada since 2012.[21]

Filmography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
  • 2015 Leo - Best Dramatic Series[22] for Motive
  • 2015 Leo - Best Screenwriting for an Animation Program or Series[22] for Nerds And Monsters - Episode "Are You Gonna Eat That?"
  • 2012 Leo - Best Screenwriting in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series[23] - Call Me Fitz: "Fucking Memories"
  • 2009 Best Web Series and Theme Song, New York Television Festival for My Pal Satan[15][16]
  • 2005 Leo - Best Animation Program or Series[24] - Being Ian
  • 2003 Writers Guild of Canada - Top 10 - Yvon of the Yukon
Nominations
  • 2015 Leo - Best Dramatic Series[25] for Motive
  • 2014 Leo - Best Dramatic Series[26] for Motive
  • 2012 Leo - Best Screenwriting in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series[27] - Call Me Fitz: "Dysfunctional Family Circus"
  • 2010 Leo - Best Web Series[28] - My Pal Satan
  • 2009 Writers Guild of Canada - Best Short Subject or Web Series - My Pal Satan
  • 2008 Leo - Best Screenwriting in an Animation Program or Series[29] - George of the Jungle
  • 2008 Leo - Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series[29] - jPod: "Betty & Veronica Syndrome"
  • 2007 Leo - Best Screenwriting in a Feature Length Drama[30] - Fido
  • 2007 Leo - Best Screenwriting in a Short Drama[30] - Head Shot
  • 2007 Leo - Best Short Drama[30] - Head Shot
  • 2007 Writers Guild of Canada Award - Feature Film Fido
  • 2006 Berlin Film Festival Best Short Film - Head Shot
  • 2005 Leo - Best Animation Program or Series[13] - Being Ian
  • 2004 Writers Guild of Canada Award - Best Writing in Children's & Preschool - Yvon of the Yukon episode "Siamese Twits"
  • 2002 Leo - Best Screenwriting Youth Or Children's Program Or Series[31] - Yvon of the Yukon - "An ‘F’ In Friendship"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dennis Heaton". Cfccreates.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  2. ^ "In the writers’ room with Motive » Playback". Playbackonline.ca. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Calling the Shots on Call Me Fitz". Wgc.ca. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  4. ^ "The Listener". NBC. 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  5. ^ "JPod Cast". TV.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Episodes". BloodTiesCentral. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Fido - Reel Canada". Reelcanada.ca. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards - Academy". Academy.ca. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  9. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  10. ^ Paul Townend. "Gemini Awards - The Canadian Encyclopedia". Thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  11. ^ "Home". Writersguildofcanada.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  12. ^ "Yvon Of The Yukon Conquers The Leo Awards | Animation World Network". Awn.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  13. ^ a b "2005 LEO AWARDS NOMINEES & WINNERS" (PDF). Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  14. ^ "Fifth Annual New York Television Festival Announces Awards" (PDF). Nytvf.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  15. ^ a b "Home". NYTVF. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  16. ^ a b "Dennis Heaton Photos". Zimbio. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  17. ^ "SLAUGHTERHOUSE AND HOME: HEAD SHOT - 2006". Slaughterhouseandhome.blogspot.ca. 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  18. ^ "| Berlinale | Archive | Annual Archives | 2006 | Programme - Head Shot | Kopfschuss". Berlinale.de. 2015-08-18. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  19. ^ "Montreal Festival | Just For Laughs". Hahaha.com. 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  20. ^ "Leo Awards, Winners 2015". Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  21. ^ "2012 - 2016 Council". Wgc.ca. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  22. ^ a b "Leo Awards, Winners by Name". Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  23. ^ "Leo Awards, 2012 Winners by Name". Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  24. ^ "Leo Awards, 2005 Winners". Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  25. ^ "Leo Awards, Nominees by Name 2015". Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  26. ^ "2014 LEO AWARDS NOMINEES & WINNERS" (PDF). Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  27. ^ "Leo Awards, 2012 Nominees by Name". Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  28. ^ "Leo Awards, 2010 Nominees by Name". Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  29. ^ a b "Leo Awards Nominees 2008". Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  30. ^ a b c "LEO AWARDS, Nominees 2007". Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  31. ^ "2002 LEO AWARDS NOMINEES & WINNERS" (PDF). Leoawards.com. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 

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