2019 – Sunday Judges




Jessie Gabe

Jessie Gabe began her screenwriting career on CBC’s BEING ERICA. She garnered a Writer’s Guild of Canada award, a Canadian Comedy award, and two Gemini nominations (including one win) for her work on the show. In 2011, Jessie was fortunate enough to receive a CTV Fellowship to attend the Banff World Media Festival and was awarded the Bell Media National Fellowship Award of Distinction the following year. She joined the MR. D writing staff in its second season and quickly moved up to head writer and executive producer. Her first feature film CAS & DYLAN was directed by Jason Priestley and starred Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany. She recently joined the FRANKIE DRAKE and REX writers’ rooms for their second and first seasons respectively as co-executive producer. Jessie is currently in development on her own television and film projects.

Sydney Neilson

Sydney Neilson is a writer and story producer based in Toronto. She has worked on projects for MotorTrend, Insight Productions, Nickelodeon, Tricon, ABC, CBC, MTV, and many more.

Joanne Boland

Joanne Boland is a Toronto-based actress whose dazzling film and television credits include (but are not limited to) X-Men: Apocalypse,Murdoch MysteriesBeing EricaSlings and ArrowsSchitt’s CreekFahrenheit 451Picture Dayand Saw IV. When not before the cameras, Joanne electrifies audiences as part of funk machine The Elastocitizens. She is also a member of ground-breaking, female-forward collective Firecracker Department.