Robert C. Cooper
Over the past two years, Robert has served as showrunner on Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency For BBCAmerica, Netflix and AMC Studios. Previously he was best known for having been showrunner of the record-breaking Stargate television franchise for MGM. He co-created Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe and served as executive producer, writer, and director of multiple episodes of all three series and two DTV movies. All told, the world-wide hit spanned fourteen years and produced over three hundred and sixty hours.
Robert has been nominated and won several awards for both writing and directing, including two Hugo nominations and a Canadian Writer’s Guild award for best dramatic screenplay. In 2009, he was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award for contribution to the British Columbia television industry. He now considers the green lite for Unspeakable, a life long dream project, the highlight of his career.
Glenn Cockburn has a B.F.A. Honours in Film and Television Production, from York University (where he met Rob Cooper) and a M.B.A. from the Ivey School of Business. From 1996 to 2000 Glenn worked for New Line Cinema as a reader and then development executive. He then returned to Canada to start his career as an agent and in 2005 he founded Meridian Artists. Currently Meridian Artists in Canada's leading full service agency with clients in many aspects of entertainment includingactors, authors, screenwriters, editors and directors. Meridian Artists currently has principal offices in LA and Toronto.
Additionally Glenn created the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, now in its 9th year, and has produced two feature films: Young People Fucking and Ordinary Days.
For over thirty years, Carl Binder’s career in film and television has been one of variety. As a writer, director and producer, his work reflects many genres, including comedy, drama, science fiction, horror, westerns... even a big screen animated musical.
After having his first script produced for the half-hour NBC comedy, Punky Brewster, Binder went to work as Story Editor on the CBS spy drama, Adderly, and the Canadian drama, Neon Rider, and also wrote scripts for series such as War of the Worlds, Friday the 13th: The Series, and Top Cops.
The following two years Binder spent co-writing the animated feature, Pocahontas, for Disney. After the success of Pocahontas, Binder returned to the world of television, serving three seasons as Executive Producer on the hit CBS drama, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Binder then went on to create and executive produce two drama series, Little Men and Mysterious Ways, for the PAX network, before turning to the world of science fiction, where he served as Co-Executive Producer for the hit Syfy series, Stargate: Atlantis, and then two seasons as Executive Producer of Stargate: Universe.
Binder went on to write episodes for the CW’s The L.A. Complex and TNT’s The Transporter, before serving as Co- Executive Producer for the CW series The Messengers. Most recently, Binder Co-Executive Produced the Fox/ITV/Shaw drama series Houdini & Doyle.
JOHN G. LENIC
John G. Lenic is a BAFTA award winning film and television producer based in Vancouver, Canada. He has produced nearly 450 hours of American broadcast and worldwide syndicated television.
As Head Of Development for Gekko Film Corp, John oversaw development of the first season of Stargate SG-1, segueing into production over subsequent seasons. The hit franchise would go on to span 14 years of his career, consisting of ten seasons (212 episodes) of Stargate SG-1, five seasons of Stargate Atlantis (100 episodes) and two seasons of Stargate Universe (40 episodes). Several seasons of SG-1 and Atlantis shot concurrently, sharing sets, stages, cast and crew.
When Stargate Universe came to an end, John started producing for and consulting with Vancouver based production company, Lark Productions, producing the NBC/U International franchise reality series The Real Housewives of Vancouver, the OWN Network series Gastown Gamble, the first two seasons of the ABC and NBC/U International series Motive, and the UCP/SyFy/Bryan Fuller pilot, High Moon.
In addition to television, John has developed and produced a number of feature films, including the comedy A Dog’s Breakfast, released in 2007 by MGM and 20th Century Fox, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, two DVD features for MGM released in 2008.
In 2011, John formed Trinity Works Entertainment, with the strategic eye towards developing well written, character driven stories. That same year they executive produced Marilyn, starring Allison Mack (Smallville) and Ryan Robbins (Falling Skies), which screened at the Whistler Film Festival.
In 2012, he produced the live action feature of Microsoft’s Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, which is now being developed into a Television series by 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg.
In 2014, Trinity Works began production on the feature film, The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, a black comedy reminiscent in the vein of Fargo and Delicatessen. Written by Rich Cowan and Colin McLaren, The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson is based on the first in a series of novels by Douglas Lindsay.
The BAFTA award winning movie (Best Feature Film) starred Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty, Once Upon a Time), Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Saving Mr. Banks), Ray Winstone (The Departed, Noah) and served as Carlyle’s feature directing debut. The film was shot on location in the UK and is a Canada/UK Co-Production with Sigma Films serving as the UK production partner.
In 2015, John spent most of the year in Australia producing the Critic’s Choice Award nominated MiniSeries Childhood’s End with Akiva Goldsman, Michael DeLuca and Matthew Graham. He then returned to Vancouver to produce the first 4 episodes of Chris Haddock’s series, The Romeo Section followed up by 2 pilots for Universal Cable Productions, The Arrangement and My So Called Wife, both of which got picked up to series.
John started working with Brad Wright and Carrie Mudd on developing a number of projects for TV and while John has produced many pilots in the last couple of years he had one of their own developed projects, Travelers, picked up by Netflix. John has Executive Produced both seasons of Travelers while producing the highly anticipated Sci-Fi Epic, Altered Carbon.
John is also in development and will produce Robert Carlyle’s second directed feature film, Meat Trade written by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Filth) which will shoot in 2019. The film has been developed with Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Robert Carlyle in the lead roles.
Adriana bought her first movie camera at the age of twelve. Soon after, she co-founded Lunatic Pictures with several filmmaking friends. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Film Studies program—where her final short won the ‘Best Production’ award—Adriana began her industry career as Manager of Development at Slanted Wheel Entertainment. Then she took the plunge to pursue screenwriting.
Adriana has written and story-edited a number of television series, feature films and documentaries. Her short doc Turtle Lodge was a finalist in TVO’s Allan King Short Documentary contest. Her feature, The Ramones Are My Dad, co-written with Megan Martin, was optioned by Temple Street Productions with Rosamond Pike attached. One of her supernatural pilots was optioned by CCi Productions, who also hired her to co-write a feature in conjunction with legendary guitarist Randy Bachman.
Adriana is humbled to be a part of the Unspeakable team, and thrilled that this important story is finally being told.
Neil is no stranger to production, especially when it comes to the television universe. After working along-side veteran executive producer Robert C. Cooper on the series DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTC DETECTIVE AGENCY for BBC America, Neil jumped onboard to co-produce the series UNSPEAKABLE for CBC/Sundance Channel.
Prior to these projects, Neil spent nearly a decade working in commercial production for numerous companies in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles. His other notable TV credits include FX's FARGO, STARZ's THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE and Netflix's BLACKSTONE.
Neil is greatful to be a part of the Unspeakable team, and honnored to be aprt of such an important project.