Canadian TV scribe Peter Mohan inks overall deal with Shaftesbury
The deal is the latest by Canadian producers and broadcasters prizing homegrown screenwriters with Hollywood experience as they make and air TV series that sell into the U.S. and world market.
Canadian screenwriter Peter Mohan got his TV career started story editing the CBS series Night Heat and the USA Network series Diamonds and Counterstrike, before becoming producer of CBS’ Sweating Bullets.
Now Mohan has inked an overall deal with Shaftesbury to develop and executive produce exclusively for the Canadian producer to the end of 2013.
His duties include serving as showrunner and executive producer on season four of The Listener.
The deal was brokered by Jeff Alpern of The Alpern Group.
“Peter is one of the industry’s most talented and experienced showrunners,” Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings said in a statement.
“He’s taken The Listener to new heights this season, and we are delighted to have him back at the helm of the series as we move into season four, as well as exploring additional projects for Shaftesbury,” she added.
Mohan’s other recent TV credits include executive producing Lost Girl, co-executive producing and writing the police drama series The Bridge, and showrunning and executive producing Blood Ties, the supernatural detective series.
But the overall deal with Shaftesbury comes as Canadian producers and broadcasters, looking to sell into the U.S. and world market, increasingly prize homegrown screenwriters with Hollywood experience.