Maureen Dorey
Contract Faculty


Maureen Dorey has taught Feature Screenwriting at York since 2010. She is a free-lance story editor, analyst and mentor who helps writers find their voices, shape their stories and renew their inspiration.  Her production credits include: SIDDHARTH, written by Richie Mehta (2013, TIFF Selection, Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay), BLACKBIRD written by Jason Buxton, winner of the Claude Jutra Award, (nominated for Canadian Screen Award, Best Original Screenplay), produced by Marc Almon (2012); IN DARKNESS (2011), written by David Shamoon, directed by Agniezka Holland and produced by The Film Works, (nominated for an Oscar and three Genies, including Best Screenplay); and AMAL, written by Shaun and Richie Mehta (2007, also nominated for 6 Genies, including Best Screenplay) .  Her television work includes Moccasin Flats, Season II, and Random Passage, an eight-hour mini-series directed by John N. Smith, produced by Passage Films and Cité-Amérique for broadcast on CBC and RTE (Eire). She is also proud to have been Story Editor Mentor to the Canadian Film Centre’s Writers Lab for the past 14 years.  She acted as story editor on several Canadian Film Centre Feature Film Projects, including NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY (produced 2008, nominated for 10 Genie Awards, including Best Screenplay.)