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Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Maureen McKeon taught full-time in the Advanced Television and Film postgraduate program and the Media Arts undergraduate program since 2006. She also works actively in the film and television industry, and is currently working as a writer and story editor on the series “Janestown”, created by “Durham County” screenwriter Laurie Finstad. The series is set in Canada’s wild west in the 1860’s, currently in development with CBC. Previous to joining the faculty at Sheridan, Maureen had worked for all the major Canadian networks as writer, story editor and producer, on such Gemini-award-winning series as “Traders”, “Bliss”, and “The Associates”. She has also taught Screenwriting at the Banff Centre and in the University of Toronto and Western University’s Continuing Studies Department. Her students’ films have won multiple “Best Student Film” Golden Sheaf awards and have been screened in literally hundreds of festivals. She participated as a Tutor at the “Engage” conference in Edinburgh in 2011 and was asked to lead a session on idea development at the National Association of Writers in Education conference in York, England, in 2012.
Prior to her career in the film and television industry, Maureen worked as an actor, director, dramaturge and technical manager in theatre, and taught both theatre practice and dramatic literature at Brock University in St. Catharines.
Maureen currently serves as program coordinator for Advanced Television and Film.