J.J. Johnson is the creative force and founding partner of Sinking Ship Entertainment where he has created and executive produced 17 series. J.J. is a two time Emmy award winning director and four time Emmy nominated writer with over 550 episode credits. In 2015, his series Dino Dan won the Emmy for Best Preschool series, besting perennial favourite Sesame Street. J.J. has been listed on both The Hollywood Reporter and Playback's Top 10 lists and his ground breaking series have sold to over 200 territories worldwide. J.J. 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.