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J.J. Johnson
Executive Producer

J.J. Johnson is an Emmy award-winning director. In 2017, J.J. made Emmy history by being nominated 3 times in the same directing category for 3 different Sinking Ship series, winning the Emmy for Odd Squad. J.J. followed up with another Emmy win in 2016. He has directed multiple episodes of more than 17 series for Sinking Ship, including Odd Squad, Dino Dana, and Annedroids, as well as multiple episodes of Gortimer Gibbon's Life on normal Street.

Blair Powers
Executive Producer

Blair Powers is a founding partner at Sinking Ship and an Emmy winning executive producer who has sheperded all of Sinking Ship's properties through production financing. He oversees all financial, business and funding aspects of all Sinking Ship's television and digital properties. Blair has financed 120 million dollars for 35 series working with CBC, TVO, Corus, SRC and Yoopa in Canada as well as KIKA in Germany, PBS and Nickelodeon in the US. In addition, he heads up the Interactive Division of the company which has produced award winning interactive companion websites, games and apps for all of Sinking Ship's series. Blair is a CMPA member and is currently on the Digital Governance Committee of the Canadian Screen Awards.

Matt Bishop
Animation and VFX Executive Producer

Matt Bishop is a founding partner at Sinking Ship Entertainment. He leads the animation and visual effects division of Sinking Ship and is an Emmy award-winning producer who has produced over 60 half-hours of kids television. He is the tech expert behind all Sinking Ship shows and has been featured in Animation Magazine, Post Magazine, adobe.com and apple.com, as well as being responsible for a live presentation of Sinking Ship's advanced digital work flow for Apple. Matt is a proud winner of multiple awards including Youth Media Alliance Awards, Gemini Awards, Ban Rockie Awards, Kidscreen Awards, and the Shaw Rocket Prize.