Jay Firestone

Jay Firestone

Highest Rated: 88% Room for Rent (2017)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Dark Stranger (2015)

Birthday: Oct 13, 1956

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Producer Jay Firestone has always presented himself as a loose cannon bringing some fun to the often-staid Canadian film and television scene. He began life as an accountant, but soon founded Alliance Communications with four other Canadian producers. Firestone was largely responsible for the acclaimed animated series "ReBoot," but he left Alliance after a falling-out with one of his associates, and started a company of his own, Fireworks Entertainment. Firestone notoriously went around pitching shows with a squirt gun in his hand, always placing the emphasis of his work on "having fun." He produced the erotic sequel "Another Nine & a Half Weeks" with Mickey Rourke, but had more success on television with the hit series "La Femme Nikita," based on the 1990 Luc Besson movie of the same name. The show ran from 1997 to 2001, and Firestone has continued to produce for television while also venturing into feature films with the dark comedy "I Love Your Work" and the thriller "Stuck" with Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea. After Fireworks Entertainment was sold to CanWest Entertainment, Firestone founded Prodigy Pictures, which produced the mystery miniseries "XIII: The Conspiracy" in 2008 and the sci-fi miniseries remake "The Day of the Triffids" in 2009.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
28% 38% Blithe Spirit Executive Producer $190.1K 2020
88% 53% Room for Rent Executive Producer - 2017
70% 55% Finding Your Feet Executive Producer $1.4M 2017
76% 33% The Other Half Executive Producer - 2016
20% 12% The Dark Stranger Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Were Wolves Executive Producer - 2014
73% 54% Stuck Producer $67.2K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Chance Cafe Executive Producer - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pigeon Executive Producer - 2004
No Score Yet 86% Interstate 60 Executive Producer - 2002
23% 51% Who Is Cletis Tout? Producer - 2001
56% 66% An American Rhapsody Executive Producer $850K 2001
83% 82% The Believer Executive Producer $406K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's No Fish Food in Heaven Executive Producer - 2000
25% 20% Shattered Image Executive Producer $102.5K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sealed With a Kiss Executive Producer - 1996

TV

Credit
89% 90% Dark Matter Executive Producer 2016-2017
65% 80% Lost Girl Executive Producer,
Writer
2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Andromeda Executive Producer 2000-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mutant X Executive Producer 2001-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure Inc. Executive Producer 2003
No Score Yet 54% Relic Hunter Executive Producer 1999-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of Swords Executive Producer 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Femme Nikita Executive Producer 1998-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet RoboCop: Prime Directives Executive Producer 2001

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