Jay Firestone TV producer

Jay firestone

Jay Firestone (born October 31) is a Gemini award-winning film and television producer. Growing up in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Firestone was the third child of six born to Jewish parents Esther and Paul. He attended Hamilton's McMaster University, graduating in 1979 with a degree in commerce and aspirations to springboard off of accounting into business. After wedding University of Toronto student Sherry Barad and earning his CA a few years later, Firestone joined accounting firm Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co. Firestone found himself disenchanted with the profession of accounting, and left the firm in 1985 to help found Alliance Communications with four of Canada's top producers. Firestone began as chief financial officer, but rose quickly, gaining a reputation as a talented dealmaker and creative businessman. In addition to his role as CFO, Firestone set up a tax-shelter lucrative financing arm. He rose to the position of Vice-Chairman, and was the principal dealmaker for the company, overseeing its worldwide operations.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 31st, 1956
Nationality
Canada
Ethnicity
Jewish

Family

Parents

Education

1. McMaster University Colleges/University

McMaster University (commonly referred as McMaster or Mac) is a public research university whose main campus is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 121 hectares (300 acres) of land in the residential neighbourhood of Westdale, adjacent to Hamilton's Royal Botanical Gardens. The university operates six academic faculties: Engineering, Health Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, and the DeGroote School of Business. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 553 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1887
Headquarters
1280 Main Street West, L8S 4L8 - Hamilton, Ontario
Undergraduates
2013. 24,309
2008. 24,436
Postgraduates
2013. 4,264
2009. 3,588
Acceptance rate
2012. 62.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 6.08 K $
Official web page www.mcmaster.ca
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended McMaster University connected by profession and/or age

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Organizations founded

1. Alliance Communications

Production company

2. Fireworks Entertainment

Production company

Date funded

1996

Wikiedia article

Fireworks Entertainment was an independent studio founded by Jay Firestone in 1996 to produce, distribute and finance television shows and feature films. Fireworks was acquired by Canwest Global in May 1998, and was later sold to ContentFilm, a British company, in April 2005. Over the years Fireworks has amassed a significant catalogue of television shows and movies From March 14, 2011 Fireworks International became Content Television under the umbrella Content Media Corporation PLC.

Movies produced

Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
Stuck
Comedy,Drama,Thriller
2007 USD 5M
Robert Katz
John Strysik

TV programs produced

1. XIII: The Conspiracy

Action, Adventure Film, Thriller, Action/Adventure, Action Thriller, Miniseries
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
Canal+
Channel 5
NBC
Nine Network
David Wolkove
1 2
90 min.
October 6th, 2008 October 13th, 2008 English
Ted Atherton
Nigel Shawn Williams
Jonathan Higgins

2. ReBoot

Adventure Film, Action Film, Animation, Science Fiction, Children's television series, Action, Computer Animation
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
American Broadcasting Company
Cartoon Network
ITV
RTL 4
Teletoon Retro
YTV
Philip Mitchell
Ian Pearson
Ian Pearson
5 48
23 min.
30 min.
September 10th, 1994 November 30th, 2001 English
Christopher Gray
Matthew Sinclair

3. Lost Girl

Crime, Horror, Drama, Supernatural drama, Fantasy
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
Showcase
M.A. Lovretta
Alexandra Zarowny
Emily Andras
M.A. Lovretta
Steve Cochrane
Duana Taha
Peter Mohan
Shelley Scarrow
Sandra Chwialkowska
Jeremy Boxen
6 61
45 min.
44 min.
60 min.
September 12th, 2010
Vincent Walsh
Richard Howland
Sarah Claire Alan
Virna Kim
Kirsten Comerford
Inga Cadranel
Paul Amos

4. XIII: The Series

Thriller, Crime, Action/Adventure, Action, Drama, Adventure Film
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
Canal+
Showcase
Z
3 26
44 min.
52 min.
April 18th, 2011
Paulino Nunes

5. Relic Hunter

Fantasy, Adventure Film, Action/Adventure, Action, Mystery
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
3 66
45 min.
43 min.
60 min.
September 20th, 1999 May 20th, 2002 English

6. F/X: The Series

Drama, Thriller
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
CBS
CTV Television Network
Alan Templeton
Mary Crawford
2 40
60 min.
1996 1998 English
Jacqueline Torres

7. Caitlin's Way

Teen drama, Children's television series
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
Nickelodeon
YTV
3 52
30 min.
March 11th, 2000 April 28th, 2002 English
Cynthia Belliveau
Alana Husband
Ken Tremblett

8. Mutant X

Action, Science Fiction
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
4 66
60 min.
44 min.
45 min.
October 6th, 2001 May 17th, 2004 English

9. Queen of Swords

Adventure Film, Western, Action, Action/Adventure
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
Global Television Network
1 22
45 min.
60 min.
October 7th, 2000 June 6th, 2001 English, Spanish

10. La Femme Nikita

Spy film, Action/Adventure, Action Film, Espionage, Drama, Action, Adventure Film
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
CTV Television Network
USA Network
6 96
60 min.
January 13th, 1997 2001 English

11. Pacific Blue

Crime Fiction, Action, Drama, Police procedural
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
USA Network
5 101
60 min.
March 2nd, 1996 April 9th, 2000 English

12. RoboCop: The Series

Drama, Action, Science Fiction, Mystery, Police procedural
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
CTV Television Network
FOX
William Gray
2 22
44 min.
60 min.
March 18th, 1994 November 26th, 1994 English
Yvette Nipar

13. Highlander: The Raven

Science Fiction, Action, Adventure Film, Drama, Action/Adventure
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
USA Network
2 22
60 min.
45 min.
September 26th, 1998 May 17th, 1999 English
Patricia Gage

14. Adventure Inc.

Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure Film
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
Global Television Network
1 22
45 min.
60 min.
43 min.
September 30th, 2002 May 12th, 2003 English

Awards won

1998 Gemini Awards - Chrysler's Canada's Choice Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
La Femme Nikita Action/Adventure TV Program
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Jamie Paul Rock

1995 Gemini Award for Best Animated Program or Series

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
ReBoot Science Fiction TV Program
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Christopher J. Brough
Ian Pearson

Wikipedia

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