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Mutant X Crew: Executive Producer Jay Firestone

Executive Producer Jay Firestone

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Bio from The Official Mutant X Site: Jay Firestone is one of the international entertainment industry’s most accomplished film and television executives whose numerous producing credits span television series and movies, as well as feature films. In 1996, Firestone established Fireworks Entertainment to produce, distribute and finance television programs and feature films. Acquired by CanWest Global Communications Corp. in May 1998, Fireworks is now the core operation of CanWest Entertainment, giving CanWest a major presence in television and film production, and distribution. Firestone is currently serving as executive producer of MUTANT X, the new first-run action hour Adventure Inc., the hit syndicated drama series Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, as well as Fireworks Television’s new Discovery Kid’s on NBC series Black Hole High. Since Fireworks inception, Firestone has executive produced the successful television series Relic Hunter, Queen of Swords, La Femme Nikita, FX: The Series, Being Eve and Caitlin’s Way. He served as co-executive producer for Highlander: The Raven and was consulting producer for 44 episodes of 18 Wheels of Justice. His other television series credits include co-executive producer of the hit police action series Pacific Blue. Firestone has also executive produced a myriad of television miniseries and movies, including A Wrinkle in Time, the highly anticipated new miniseries produced by BLT Productions in association with Fireworks and Miramax, Blonde, the 4-hour CBS miniseries based on Joyce Carol Oates' novel of the same name, Blacktop, Robocop:Prime Directives, Poison and The Girl Next Door. In the feature film arena, Firestone was executive producer of the award winning pictures The Believer, which was honored with the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, and An American Rhapsody, which won Best Picture at the 2001 Hollywood Film Festival, as well as Who is Cletis Tout?, starring Tim Allen and Christian Slater, Interstate 60 and Trinity. In his position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CanWest Entertainment, Firestone oversees the company’s Los Angeles and London-based television operations, its Los Angeles-based feature film division, and Fireworks Pictures, as well as the company’s interest in New York-based IDP Distribution, an independent distribution and marketing entity formed by Fireworks in 2000 as a joint venture with Samuel Goldwyn Films of Los Angeles and Carl Icahn’s Stratosphere Entertainment of New York. Prior to forming Fireworks Entertainment, Firestone was Vice Chairman of Alliance Communications Corporation, and is widely regarded as a key contributor to the company’s impressive growth. During his stint at Alliance, Firestone was producer of ABC’s first CGI animated series ReBoot, for which he won a Gemini award. Firestone’s work has garnered a number of other industry awards, including a Chrysler Canada’s People’s Choice Award for Nikita. He was also nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998.

IMDb Filmography

Producer (39 titles)
2010 Sweet Deceit (producer) (in production)
2011 XIII: The Series (TV series) (executive producer) (filming)
2010 Lost Girl (TV series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
– Where There's a Will, There's a Fae (2010)
– It's a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World (2010)
2009 The Day of the Triffids (TV mini-series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
– Part 2 (2009)
– Part 1 (2009)
2008 XIII: The Conspiracy (TV mini-series) (producer - 2 episodes)
– Toutes les larmes de l'enfer (2008)
– Le jour du soleil noir (2008)
2008 Mindhunters (TV series) (producer)
2007 Stuck (producer)
2006 Last Chance Cafe (TV movie) (executive producer)
2004 Pigeon (short) (executive producer)
2002-2003 Andromeda (TV series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
– Soon the Nearing Vortex (2003)
– Lava and Rockets (2002)
2003 I Love Your Work (executive producer)
2002-2003 Adventure Inc. (TV series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
2003 A Wrinkle in Time (TV movie) (executive producer)
2001-2002 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (TV series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
2002 Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (executive producer)
1999-2001 Relic Hunter (TV series) (executive producer - 29 episodes)
2001 Mutant X (TV series) (executive producer)
2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? (executive producer)
2001 Being Eve (TV series) (executive producer)
2001 An American Rhapsody (executive producer)
2000-2001 Queen of Swords (TV series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
2001 Blonde (TV mini-series) (executive producer)
2001 18 Wheels of Justice (TV series) (consulting producer - 1 episode)
– Past Imperfect (2001)
1997-2001 La Femme Nikita (TV series) (executive producer - 96 episodes)
2001 The Believer (executive producer)
2001 Trinity (executive producer)
2000 Blacktop (TV movie) (executive producer)
2000 RoboCop: Prime Directives (TV mini-series) (executive producer)
2000 Caitlin's Way (TV series) (executive producer)
2000 Poison (TV movie) (executive producer)
1999 The Girl Next Door (TV movie) (executive producer)
1998 Highlander: The Raven (TV series) (co-executive producer)
1998 There's No Fish Food in Heaven (executive producer)
1998 Shattered Image (executive producer)
1997 Another Nine & a Half Weeks (executive producer)
1997 F/X: The Series (TV series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
– Script Doctor (1997)
– Reunion (1997)
– Bad Influence (1997)
– Get Fast (1997)
1996 Murder at My Door (TV movie) (executive producer)
1996 Pacific Blue (TV series) (co-executive producer)
1994 ReBoot (TV series) (producer)

Production Manager (1 title)
2003 Ocean Star (TV series) (executive in charge of production: Fireworks International - 9 episodes)

Miscellaneous Crew (1 title)
2003 Ocean Star (TV series) (executive in charge: Fireworks International - 4 episodes)
– Episode #1.5 (2003)
– Episode #1.4 (2003)
– Episode #1.3 (2003)
– Episode #1.2 (2003)

Thanks (1 title)
1998 Modern Vampires (TV movie) (very special thanks)

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