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Encyclopedia > Peter O'Brian

Peter O'Brian (born 1947 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film producer and broadcast executive. Films produced by O'Brian's company, Independent Pictures, have won nineteen Genie Awards. His production credits include The Grey Fox, Outrageous!, John and the Missus and My American Cousin. 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... The Genie Awards are given out to recognize the best of Canadian films and television, by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. ...

O'Brian was educated at the University of Toronto and Emerson College in Boston, graduating in 1969 with a double major in mass communications and film. He returned to Toronto and began working as an assistant director and production manager. Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada. ... Emerson College was founded in 1880 as a school of oratory, in Boston, Massachusetts. ... City nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location Location in Massachusetts Government Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 89. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Assistant director is a movie term for an assistant to the director whose duties include tracking the progress of filming versus the production schedule, and preparing call sheets. ... Theatrical production management is a sub-division of stagecraft. ...

In 1975, he produced his first film, the Dan Aykroyd movie Love at First Sight. In 1977, he founded Independent Pictures. 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Dan Aykroyd (left) with John Belushi in The Blues Brothers Daniel Edward Aykroyd (born July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a comedian, actor and screenwriter. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ...

He took a sabbatical from producing in the early 1990s to run the Canadian Film Centre for its first three years of operation. In 1997, he became president of Mission Pictures. // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... The Canadian Film Centre is an advanced film, television and new media training institute located in Toronto, Ontario. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

On September 29, 2005, O'Brian was appointed chair of the board of TVOntario, the province of Ontario's public television network. September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ...

O'Brian is married to federal Member of Parliament Carolyn Bennett. 38th Parliament Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of May 17, 2005. ... The Honourable Dr. Carolyn Bennett (born December 20, 1950, Toronto, Ontario) is the Member of Parliament for the riding of St. ...

External links

  • Peter O'Brian profile at the Canadian Film Reference Library



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