Jill Golick

Contract Faculty

Showrunner

Jill Golick has more than 30 years experience as a television writer, story editor and creative producer, working on such series as Sesame Street and Sesame Park, Instant Star, Beet Party, Kratts Creatures, Saddle Club, Connor Undercover and Annedroids.

Golick’s career in interactive narrative began in the 1980s when she created, designed and produced 11 pieces of educational, entertainment and game software for the first home computers.  One of these, Word Bird, was called “a truly superb example of educational software” and won a Parents Choice Award.

More recently, Jill has created, written and produced four original, cutting-edge, multiplatform series, including the ground-breaking multi-platform interactive narrative, boymeetsgrrl and Crushing It, a live comedy soap opera that played out on Twitter.

Her most recent interactive project is the award-winning detective series Ruby Skye P.I. The second season — The Haunted Library — includes groundbreaking interactivity, world building websites and some cool built-in marketing initiatives. The series has won multiple awards, praise from teachers and parents and continues to delight kids around the world. Ruby Skye P.I.’s third season was commissioned by CBC and is currently in development.

Golick teaches Advanced Television Writing and Transmedia Storytelling at York University and speaks frequently at conferences.  She is a founding member of the Independent Web Series Creators of Canada, the Chair of the Policy Research Group of the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds and the President of the Writers Guild of Canada.

Sometimes she sleeps, but sadly, it’s usually during movies.