American/Canadian Award winning TV/media professional Theresa Kowall-Shipp has produced, created, directed and/or written shows for CTV, CBC, Global, YTV, W, The Travel Channel, Life Network, HGTV, Food Network, BBC, Discovery and Discovery Kids.
A seasoned producer, writer, director (show-runner), Theresa is a prolific content creator best known as the co-creator of Recipe to Riches, the successful competitive reality format currently enjoying global success. Theresa is also known for being adept at leading complex projects that integrate everything from construction (Builder Boss) to competitive elements and reality elements (Star Portraits and Grin and Build It).
A versatile and motivated producer/director, Theresa’s creativity and adaptability has been demonstrated in recent projects including directing the first cooking show featuring a visually impaired chef, producing and directing a US-based documentary focused on the American family and producing a Christmas special featuring celebrity chef Lynn Crawford.
Currently consulting and/or partnering with production companies in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, Theresa is a sought-after collaborator and development and creative producer.
Specialties include: fluency with a broad range of genres including factual, reality, lifestyle, soft science, entertainment and large scale/complex multi cam projects; control room producing (live and live to tape); writing, story producing, story editing; team creation; casting; budgeting; scheduling; research/clearances and post production.