President, Executive Producer
Forever curious, compassionate and creative, Carolyn is a multiple Canadian Screen Award nominated series producer and committed storyteller. Over the course of her career both Carolyn has created, directed, series produced and Executive Produced several internationally successful shows and formats including ‘Style by Jury’ (Canada’s longest running makeover series), ‘Brides of Beverly Hills’, ‘Arresting Design’,‘Chef off!’, ‘X-Ray Vision’ and ‘Totally Tracked Down’ (nominated for best human interest series) .
A 20 year veteran of the television industry, she was a partner & owner of boutique prodco Planetworks for over a decade. Early on in her career she worked on the hit comedy series SCTV and later went on to write and produce for the Peabody award winning children’s series OWL/TV. She’s written, directed and produced for many of the major Canadian broadcasters including CTV’s ‘Canada AM’ and CBC’s groundbreaking news and current affairs series ‘The Journal’ .
A passion for the craft, and a desire to tell inspiring, compelling stories with humour and heart is what drives her to keep evolving in this ever changing business. In 2015 she launched HeartHat Entertainment, a boutique production company dedicated to creating cross platform content in areas of factual, documentary, and kids programming. Current projects in production include ‘Great Canadian Homes’ for Corus Entertainment, and ‘CanaDooDaDay’ an animated digital series for CBC kids, which was recently nominated for a Cynopsis award.
Carolyn is excited to see what the next chapter brings and is working with a slew of new talent to develop content that is engaging, relevant, and positively entertaining. The best is yet to come.