Michael MacLennan

Michael MacLennan

Affiliated Program

Bell Media Prime Time TV Program

Biography

Michael MacLennan
Screenwriter

As a screenwriter, Michael MacLennan has been nominated seven times for the WGC Canadian Screenwriting Award. A producer of over 200 episodes of TV, he began his screenwriting career as Writer and Story Editor for two seasons of CBC'S "Wind At My Back" before leading the writing team on PBS’s "Anne of Green Gables" series, then showrunning the BBC/TV series "Super Rupert". He was Co-Executive Producer on Showtime/ Showcase's "Queer As Folk", writing 14 episodes over four seasons. He co-created, executive produced and show-ran City TV's flagship dramatic series "Godiva's". American pilots include "The Healer" and "Four Corners" for CBS, "The Box" and "Afterwives" (with bestselling author Jennifer Weiner) for ABC. With Douglas Coupland he co-created and produced the CBC series "jPod". Other scripts include "The Guard" and "Being Erica", on which he served as Consulting Producer. He also served as Consulting Producer of the CBS/CTV series "Flashpoint". Most recently, he created, show-ran, and was Executive Producer on the hit series "Bomb Girls".

Current feature projects include the drama Still Life With June for Amaze Film, the comedyAshore (recipient of the Telefilm Premiere Writers Program), and the thriller Envoy with Flimshow Inc. He is also adapting Douglas Coupland’s novel Hey Nostradamus! with the acclaimed British director Peter Webber attached.