Ron E. Scott

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Ron E. Scott
Ron E. Scott onset of Blackstone.jpg
Scott on set of Blackstone
Born (1967-12-07) December 7, 1967 (age 51)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Alma materVancouver Film School
OccupationDirector, executive producer, writer
Years active1995-present

Ron E. Scott (born December 7, 1967) is an award-winning Canadian-Metis, showrunner, and director. He is the founder of Prairie Dog Film + Television, an independent production company involved in creating scripted series. Company projects have been nominated for over 140 Awards, including Best Dramatic Series and Best Dramatic Writing at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Scott is best known for Blackstone[1] and Mixed Blessings[2] and the upcoming one-hour procedural dramatic series, Tribal.

Early life[edit]

Scott was born to a Metis-Cree family in Edmonton, Alberta. Drawing from his childhood background, Scott grew up in a dysfunctional, part-native, part-white world that influenced his work.[3] He found storytelling and cinema as an outlet: "The language of cinema from an early age and my challenging childhood helped me speak into different aspects",[4] and "My childhood and earlier adult years were filled with stories and experiences that prepared me."[4]

He graduated from Vancouver Film School in 1993.

Career[edit]

Scott founded Prairie Dog Film + Television. In 1995, Scott's first feature film, Rubber Man, aired at the Cannes Film Market, Europe Cable and Superchannel.

Cowboy Country, a lifestyle television series, credited Scott as producer, director and writer. It celebrates century and heritage ranches, educating the public about famous and legendary characters of the west, and investigating their cuisine and craftsmanship. Cowboy Country's four seasons were 91 half-hour episodes broadcast on APTN HD, CHUM, ACCESS, CLT and BookTelevision.

Ron produced, directed and wrote lifestyle television series My Green House, which consisted of 13 half-hour episodes broadcast on CHUM, ACCESS, CLT, and BookTelevision.

In 2007 Scott entered the half-hour dramatic comedy genre with Mixed Blessings - The Series, as executive producer and director. Mixed Blessings aired for 3 seasons on APTN with a total of 26 episodes.

In 2009 Scott released one-hour tragic series Blackstone, an exploration of community, power, and politics on a First Nation reserve. Scott served as the creator, showrunner, and director during the five-season run.

Scott is showrunner for the one-hour dramatic series, Tribal for APTN.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
1995 Rubber Man Yes Yes Yes Feature Film
1998 Consequences Yes Yes Yes Short Film
2005 Little White Lies Yes Yes TV Movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
2007-2008 Cowboy Country Yes First 4 seasons
2007 My Green House Yes Yes Executive Producer: (13 episodes), Writer (13 episodes)
2009 Cashing In Yes Producer (3 episodes)
2007-2010 Mixed Blessings Yes Yes Yes Co-Creator: Executive Producer (21 episodes), Story (16 episodes), Director (1 episode)
2009-2015 Blackstone Yes Yes Yes Creator: Executive Producer, (39 episodes), Director (39 episodes), Writer (17 episodes)

Awards[edit]

Scott has also won multiple awards for his directing and screenwriting, including a Gemini for his art direction for main title design, multiple AMPIA awards and the prestigious Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal[5] for his contributions to the Canadian Arts scene.

Accolades[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Nominated Work Result
1998 Alberta Film and Television Awards Best Director Consequences Won
Best Short Film Won
2012 Leo Awards Best Dramatic Series Blackstone Won
2012 Alberta Film and Television Awards Best Screenwriter (drama over 30 minutes) Won
2014 Best Screenwriter (drama over 30 minutes) Won
Best Director (drama over 30 minutes) Won
Canadian Screen Awards Best Dramatic Series Nominated
2015 Alberta Film and Television Awards Best Director (drama over 30 minutes) Won
2016 Canadian Screen Awards Best Dramatic Series Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackstone". Prairie Dog Film and Television. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  2. ^ "Mixed Blessings". Prairie Dog Film and Television. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  3. ^ "TV, eh? Interview: Ron E. Scott of Blackstone | TV, eh?". www.tv-eh.com. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  4. ^ a b "In Conversation with Ron E. Scott, Director of Blackstone". The Voice. 2015-11-20. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  5. ^ "Ron E. Scott receives queen diamond jubilee" (PDF).

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