Gregory Kennedy has served as Executive Story Editor and Story Editor for several film and television projects, and is also an award-winning Canadian screenwriter with quality produced credits in feature film, dramatic, documentary and reality television, animation and radio.
An unflappable pro who NEVER misses a deadline, he loves to jazz and blue-sky story ideas. He's the kind of big-hearted writer you want in the room with you when the heat's on -- with a sense of humour that makes doing the impossible tons of fun.
A true believer and confidence booster of Alberta talent and locations, he recently created Scrappers, a drama series, for which the one-hour pilot was shot with a crew of 60. With a polished, posted pilot now in hand, marketing is underway for its first season.
His writing and related projects have won provincial recognition from Alberta Culture as well as at the Rosies (AMPIA) — and further afield at the Worldfest Houston International Independent Film Festival and the NHK’s Japan Prize for excellence in educational TV.
With 25 years of development and scriptwriting know-how, Greg also brings to any team his impressive research skills and a story sense honed by decades in national journalism, where he won awards for investigative reporting and feature writing. He’s a former TV critic who worked in Los Angeles as a member of the Television Critics Association (TCA) as well as a national Arts and Life Editor for CanWest News Service, Canada's largest newspaper chain..
While Greg spins and sells engaging tales for all ages, as a father of five — two daughters and three sons — Greg knows all too well, firsthand, the joys and perils of childhood, and also loves to write for young viewers.
Selected television credits for this audience include: Are You Afraid of the Dark, the time-travel series Mentors (three seasons), The Odyssey, Paddington Bear (animation), The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Fred Penner’s Place and Theodore Tugboat.
Closer to home, across Alberta, his work has been recently enjoyed by countless schoolchildren in several half-hour dramas written for the John Howard Society to educate youth about the justice system, and by college and university students in a video about how to stay safe on campus when an active shooter is present. He's also mentored many screenwriters and taught the craft at several colleges and universities.
Reality, factual and institutional television projects also include: X-Weighted; Thrashed!; The B&E Blues; Punch Buggy, No Returns!; Inferno!; The Things We Do For Love; The Virtual Zoo; and W*H*Y The Television Show.
In his daytime, mild-mannered secret identity, he’s currently a Senior Writer / Communications Advisor – telling remarkable stories of technology, innovation and healing and human courage – for Alberta Health Services.
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