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J.J. Johnson
Executive Producer

J.J. Johnson is an Emmy award-winning executive producer and the creative force and founding partner of Sinking Ship Entertainment. Since the company’s inception in 2004, J.J. has created and executive produced 15 series including international hits This is Daniel Cook, Annedroids and Dino Dan. J.J. is an Emmy nominated writer with over 500 episode credits and has been recognized by the Hollywood Reporter as one of their Top 20 under 35.  In 2015 his series Dino Dan won the Emmy for Best Preschool series and in 2018 his series Giver took home the Emmy for Oustanding Education and Informational Series. Also an Emmy award-winning director, in 2015, 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. J.J. is also the Co-Chair of the Youth Media Alliance in Canada.

Blair Powers
Executive Producer

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
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 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.