Dennis Heaton is a Canadian screenwriter working in film and television. He is currently executive producing and show-running season 4 of Motive on CTV/NBCU. Other recent credits include Call Me Fitz (HBO Canada/Audience Network), The Listener (CTV/NBC), JPOD (CBC), Blood Ties (Lifetime/Space) and the feature film Fido.
Heaton received two 2014 Canadian Screen Awards Nominations for Best Dramatic Series for Motive and Best Comedy Series for Call Me Fitz, with Fitz winning the category. He has four prior Gemini Award nominations, four Canadian Screenwriting Award nominations, winning for his Yvon of the Yukon script “The Trouble With Mammoths", and eleven Leo Award nominations, winning for his Being Ian script “The Greatest Story Never Told” and his Call Me Fitz script “Fucking Memories”. His web series, My Pal Satan, won Best Web Series and Theme Song at the New York Television Festival. His short film Head Shot premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival, won best short film at the Just For Laughs Festival 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?"