J.J. Johnson is the creative force and founding partner of Sinking Ship Entertainment. He is a four-time Emmy award-winning executive producer, three-time Emmy winning director, and multiple Emmy-nominated writer. J.J. has created over 15 series, most notably Dino Dana and Annedroids (Amazon), Endlings (Hulu), and the Ghostwriter reboot (Apple+). Most recently he created Lockdown (YouTube), a teen mystery event series which will be shot exclusively on webcams and cell phones during the Covid 19 crisis. Known for making progressive and inclusive choices in his work on-screen, J.J. is committed to increasing the diversity of voices both on and off the screen. As such, he has created initiatives at Sinking Ship that have gender balanced their director and writing teams. J.J. actively lends his perspective within the media industry, academia, and beyond. He has co-authored multiple academic papers and has been a guest speaker at institutions such as the Geena Davis Institute panel on STEM Trends in Media, the International Communication Association, and the United National Headquarters in Geneva. He is also the co-chair of the Youth Media Alliance in Canada.
Blair Powers is a founding partner at Sinking Ship and an Emmy winning executive producer who has shepherded 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, Co-Chair of the CMF committee, and is currently on the Digital Governance Committee of the Canadian Screen Awards.
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 500 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, Banff Rockie Awards, Kidscreen Awards, and the Shaw Rocket Prize.