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Jean Desormeaux

Prof Jean Desormeaux


Pilon School of Business

Jean Desormeaux is a current Professor at Sheridan College. In 2017, Jean moved from the Sheridan Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design to Sheridan's Pilon School of Business tasked with working with industry advisors and busienss faculty to restructure Pilon's new Creative Industry Management Graduate program. Jean now co-ordinates and teaches in the same graduate CIM program today.

Academically, Jean holds a bachelors degree in Film Communications from Concordia University, degrees in Civil Law (BCL) and Common Law (LLB)  from McGill University, in addition to a Master of Fine Arts Film terminal degree (MFA) from York University.

Jean Desormeaux was called to the Bar of Upper Canada (Ontario) in 1987.

In addition to multiple Sheridan FAAD committee responsibilities, Jean has sat on the North American executive committee of CILECT (The  International Association of Film and Television Schools). Jean is also a past trustee of the University Film and Video Trust of America.

Prior to his Sheridan tenure, Jean worked as both an independent producer and as a corporate executive with some of the more prominent media companies in Canada. During this period Jean produced and executive produced for many of the major American and Canadian television broadcasters. Notable work includes feature film (Johnny Mnemonic, Never Talk to Strangers) and episodic television series (Due South, ENG, North of Sixty).

Jean is a past recipient of Gemini (Television) and Golden Reel (Feature Film) Awards.

Jean researches media trends and leadership in the cultural industries  Jean is also building negotiation and mediation training models for future Sheridan students.

Teaching Interests

  • Creative Industries, Legal and Negotiation, Graduate Capstone Project work, Strategic Planning

Research Interests

  • Creative Industries, Negotiation, Mediation, Cinema and Transmedia, Creativity and Problem Solving
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