James Shavick: Helping the next generation of talent

February 26, 2016

Helping the next generation of talent

Photos: Jeff Topham

For a man who has made his living behind the lens of a camera, James Shavick is surprisingly relaxed in front of one.

As our photographer sets up a shot, James assumes the nonchalance of a model—hands in pockets, left knee bent, foot resting on the door behind him, easy smile.

Perhaps the stance is learned by osmosis from James’s years working in the Shavick family business, Holt Renfrew. James’s father, Lenard Shavick, was president of the Canadian high-end department store chain from the mid-1960s onward, and James literally grew up in a “fashion house.”

James’s path took a different course—into filmmaking—eventually leading him to become the founder and CEO of Shavick Entertainment, as well as CEO of OUTtv, Canada’s only gay- and lesbian-themed television channel. He’s made 107 movies and close to 800 hours of network television, including several number-one series in the U.S., such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The New Addams Family and a number-one HBO movie of the week, Exception to the Rule.

James is a member of the Television Academy (the Emmys) who also receives Oscars screeners from the Academy of Film and Television, due to his senior membership in the Writers Guild. More...

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