Cal Shumiatcher

Presenter details:

  • Date:

     February 18, 2016

  • Company:

     Paperny Entertainment

  • Position:

     Executive Vice-President

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CAL SHUMIATCHER is a Gemini Award-winning producer with more than 25 years experience in the film and television industry.

Following a history of success in feature film and scripted television, Cal joined Paperny Entertainment, now serving as Executive Vice-President. At Paperny, Cal’s credits include both feature documentaries and more than 300 hours of factual television productions for premier Canadian, American and foreign broadcasters.

He oversees all Paperny production, and is actively involved in the creation and development of new projects. Current projects include the Food Network format Chopped Canada; Yukon Gold for History Television and the National Geographic Channel; Discovery Canada’s Cold Water Cowboys; HGTV’s Timber Kings; and Klondike Trappers on History Canada, which launched as Great Wild North on History US.

Cal’s other award winning credits include the feature documentary Confessions of an Innocent Man for CTV (Gemini winner, Best Documentary Biography); Love Shines for HBO Canada (SXSW Audience Choice winner, 2011; Canadian Screen Award, Best Arts/Entertainment Production); and Food Network’s street food hit Eat St. (multiple Gemini nominee) which also aired on The Cooking Channel in the US. 

Cal’s scripted television production credits include the series Beggars and Choosers and The Chris Isaak Show.  He produced the feature films North of Pittsburgh, Matinee, Cuba Libre starring Harvey Keitel, and Saved! starring Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin and Jena Malone. As a sound designer, Cal has won two Genie Awards and was nominated five times.

ABOUT PAPERNY ENTERTAINMENT: Paperny Entertainment is an independent, Vancouver-based production company that has garnered worldwide acclaim for its provocative, innovative, and entertaining television programming. From groundbreaking documentaries to reality television series to lifestyle programming, Paperny excels in capturing the essence of human stories. Acquired by international entertainment leader Entertainment One (eOne) in 2014, Paperny’s provocative programming is seen on 15 networks across Canada, and in 36 countries worldwide. Based in Vancouver, Paperny has robust production operations in Vancouver, Toronto and New York