Amy Cameron joins Verite as drama and scripted TV development topper

Cameron's key focus will be developing a slate of hour-long drama series for the Regina-based indie producer.

Indie producer Vérité Films has named Amy Cameron as head of development for drama and scripted television.

“Amy’s key focus will be developing a slate of hour-long drama series,” said Vérité Films president Virginia Thompson, in a statement.

The move is the latest by a Canadian TV producer to hire a former broadcast exec to develop and help land its shows on Canadian and foreign TV schedules.

Cameron was most recently executive in charge of production for CBC comedy, and spearheaded development on Little Mosque on the Prairie from WestWind Pictures.

While at the CBC, Cameron also worked with Vérité Films to get its sitcom Insecurity onto the pubcaster’s primetime schedule.

Cameron will work out of the Regina-based producer’s Toronto office.

The move into one-hour dramas also follows Vérité Films doing well on the sitcom front, with credits that include Brent Butt’s Corner Gas for CTV.