On The Cover
By: Chris Powell
Date: July 6, 2009
Aaron Douglas stars as an outspoken police union head in the E1 Entertainment drama series The Bridge, which is slated for a midseason appearance on CTV and CBS.
But much of The Bridge’s most notable pedigree is behind the scenes, including principal director/creative producer John Fawcett and exec producer/writer Alan Di Fiore.
Splitting his time between Vancouver and L.A., Di Fiore has picked up five Gemini Awards, three LEO Awards and five Writers Guild of Canada awards for his work, which includes over seven seasons as head writer and executive story consultant for Da Vinci’s Inquest in Canada, and Ghost Whisperer and The Handler in the U.S. (For the latter, he also produced.) Di Fiore has also co-written and produced an indie feature, The Fork in the Road, with director/co-writer Jim Kouf, currently in distribution.
Fawcett’s debut feature film, The Boys Club, was nominated for five Genie Awards, including best direction, and his second, Ginger Snaps, premiered at TIFF in 2000. Fawcett’s TV credits include the MOWs Last Exit and Lucky Girl, as well as episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess, Da Vinci’s Inquest and Taken: Steven Spielberg Presents. Fawcett launched the series pilot of The Border, and has worked on Whistler, Queer as Folk and other series, including a new pilot for Global called Lost Girl.
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