Teaching & Research Interests
Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Jean Desormeaux, BA, BCL, LLB, MFA. Current Professor and former Program Coordinator in Sheridan’s Advanced Television and Film Program for thirteen years, Desormeaux brings twenty five years of independent film and television production and business experience to the program. Jean has worked both as an independent producer and as a corporate executive with some of the more prominent media companies in Canada. Jean has 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).
He is a past recipient of Gemini (Television) and Air Canada (Feature Film) Awards.
Jean Desormeaux 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 degree (MFA) from York University. Jean Desormeaux was called to the Bar of Upper Canada (Ontario) in 1987.
At Sheridan Jean specifically teaches Producing, Documentary and Production Workflow practices in the Advanced Film and Television Program (Graduate Certificate Program). In addition to multiple Sheridan FAAD committee responsibilities, Jean presently sits on the North American executive committee of CILECT (The International Association of Film and Television Schools).
Jean continues to produce select film and transmedia projects. He is also presently engaged in researching media trends and leadership in the cultural industries (ie) combining arts and business with educational models for executive training in the Canadian cultural media sectors.