Resume

ETHAN BANVILLE
Representation
U.S. – Paul Weitzman @ Abrams Artists Agency 1-310-859-0625
Canada – Ilana Miller @ The Jennifer Hollyer Agency 1-416-928-1425
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WRITING EXPERIENCE

10/2014 – 10/2015
“Terrific Trucks”- NBC Universal Sprout
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/SHOWRUNNER/HEAD WRITER
Hired to head up all aspects of creative and production on the new Sprout series. Wrote 15 episodes and story edited a total of 52 episodes through the development and production process. Shot and produced 52 episodes over a 92 day shoot.

12/2013 – 10/2014
“Max & Shred” – Nickelodeon/YTV
CONSULTING PRODUCER
Hired as second in command on multi-camera tween series. Wrote 7 episodes.

10/2013 – 12/2013
“George of the Jungle” – Teletoon/Dreamworks
FREELANCE WRITER
Hired to write freelance episode for 11 minute animated series.

8/2013 – 1/2014
“Endangered Species” – NerdCore/Teletoon
FREELANCE WRITER
Hired to write freelance episodes for 11 minute animated series.

6/2013 – present
“Word Girl” (Animated) – Soup2Nuts/PBS
FREELANCE WRITER
Hired to rejoin team “Word Girl” and write freelance episodes for the Emmy Award winning PBS series.

7/2013 – 8/2013
“Ever After High” (Animated) – Mattel, Inc.
FREELANCE WRITER
Hired to write six animated two minute animated webisodes for Mattel’s doll line “Ever After High.”

6/2013 – 8/2013
“Untitled Dog Dancer Project”
CONSULTING PRODUCER
Hired to shape storyline, write shooting script and provide punch up for unscripted/comedy series presentation starring canine freestyle creator Ray Underwood following he and his family as they pursue their dream of getting their Canadian dog dancer and indoor kite show to Vegas.

7/2013 – 7/2013
“Shannon and Sophie” – Force Four Entertainment/ W Network
CONSULTING PRODUCER
Hired to create storyline, write shooting script and provide punch up for unscripted/comedy series presentation starring Shannon Tweed Simmons and Sophie Simmons as they pursue their next life chapters from their home base in Whistler, B.C while putting Sophie’s would be manager through the ringer and navigating Gene Simmons’ life advice.

1/2013 – present
“Virtually Perfect” – Marble Media
CREATOR/WRITER
Optioned single camera adult comedy pitch. Currently developing pitch bible to take to American and Canadian networks.

1/2013 – present
“Chuck’s Choice” (Animated) – DHX/YTV
DEVELOPMENT WRITER
Hired to write development script for 11 minute children’s animated series in contention with YTV.

12/2012 – 6/2013
“Nerds and Monsters” (Animated) – SlappHappy Cartoons/9 Story/YTV
FREELANCE WRITER on five episodes of Season 1

11/2012 – 11/2012
“Full Throttle” – Portfolio Entertainment
PITCH CONSULTANT/STORY EDITOR
Hired to help creator of multi-cam tween comedy develop, rewrite, and punch up his pitch to take out to networks.

7/2012-1/2012
“That App Kid” – Aircraft Pictures/Dolphin Entertainment
CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Development deal: Sold pitch for episodic single camera tween comedy to Family Channel.

9/2012-11/2012
“Alps 11” DHX Entertainment
DEVELOPMENT WRITER
Hired to redevelop show, write new bible and promo script, with option to write pilot script.

7/2012-11/2012
“The Pods” – DHX Entertainment
FREELANCE WRITER
Hired to rewrite development episode for multi-camera tween project with YTV.

6/2012-11/2012
“Life Skillz” – 5×5 Media
FREELANCE WRITER on coming of age feature film to be directed by Mark Steilen. Film to start production in 2014.

5/2012 – 11/2012
“Johnny Test” (Animated) – TELETOON/CARTOON NETWORK
FREELANCE WRITER on seven episodes of Season 6

2/2012 – 9/2012
“Stand Up Kid” – WESTWIND PICTURES
DEVELOPMENT WRITER
Hired to develop series, write pitch pages and deliver sample script based on existing property.

11/2011-9/2012
“Grojband” (Animated) – TELETOON/FRESH TV
FREELANCE WRITER on three episodes of Season 1.

12/2011-3/2012
“Mad Pad” – SUDDEN STORM ENTERTAINMENT
DEVELOPMENT WRITER
Optioned pitch for tween multi-cam series.

10/2011-11/2011
“Really Me” Cruise Content – FAMILY CHANNEL/DISNEY CRUISE LINES/FRESH TV
HEAD WRITER (aka Story Editor)
Oversaw the development of scripts, assigned material to writers, edited their material, addressed network and DCL notes and worked with the director and production to manage budgets and scheduling.

6/2011 – 11/2011 Season 2
“Really Me” – FAMILY CHANNEL/FRESH TV/FREEMANTLE
EXECUTIVE STORY EDITOR
Responsibilities included story pitching, story breaking, script writing, script editing, running production meetings and making adjustments to scripts for production, and working with directors, actors and production staff on the floor during shooting to guide performances, camera shots and continuity.

4/2011
“My Babysitter’s A Vampire” – TELETOON/FREEMANTLE/DISNEY CHANNEL
FREELANCE WRITER
Wrote episode “Fanged and Furious” (aka “Evil Car”) for Season 2 of the Disney hit series.

2/2011
“Really Me” website – FAMILY CHANNEL/FRESH TV
CONTENT WRITER
Wrote three “choose your own adventure” episodes for the “Really Me” website.

11/2010-3/2011 Season 1
“Really Me” – FAMILY CHANNEL/FRESH TV/FREEMANTLE
STORY EDITOR
Responsibilities included story pitching, story breaking, script writing and script editing.

12/2010-1-2011
“Zeke & Luther” – TURTLEROCK/DISNEY XD
FREELANCE WRITER
Wrote for season 3 of the hit Disney series.

3/2010
“Wildsiderz” – CARTOON NETWORK
DEVELOPMENT WRITER/CONSULTING PRODUCER
Developed pitch from existing comic book property with BenderSpink Entertainmant. Sold Cartoon Network the animated series based on the comic book “Wildsiderz.”

6/2009-8/2009
“The Art Of Fighting” [U.S.] – BOND STREET FILMS
WRITER
Adapted Korean feature film Ssaum-ui gisul for the American market for American director Tim Matheson. Responsibilities included rewriting existing feature material to work for American market, adjusting characters and creating bigger pay off for lead character.

1/2009-3/2009
“Scooby Doo; Lights, Camera, Vampire!” – WARNER BROS. ANIMATION
FREELANCE WRITER
Direct to DVD feature.
Responsibilities included story breaking, script writing and script editing.

10/2007-8/2008 Seasons 1 and 2
“iCarly” – NICKELODEON
STAFF WRITER
Responsibilities included story pitching, story breaking, script writing and script editing based on actor performances and production demands.

6/2006-7/2007 Seasons 3 and 4
“Zoey 101” – NICKELODEON
STAFF WRITER
Responsibilities included story pitching, story breaking, script writing and script editing based on actor performances and production demands.

3/2007-6/2007
“Word Girl” (Animated) – PBS/SCHOLASTIC
FREELANCE WRITER
Wrote two episodes for the Emmy Award winning series including “Princess Triana and the Ogre of Castlebum” and “Granny’s All Cure Goodtime Spritzer.”

10/2005-6/2006 Season 4
“Drake & Josh” – NICKELODEON
STAFF WRITER
Responsibilities included story pitching, story breaking, script writing and script editing based on actor performances and production demands.

4/2004-10/2005 Seasons 1-3
“The Captain & Casey Show” – FUEL TV
WRITER
Responsibilities included creating bits and writing wrap around scripts for hosts of a weekly skateboarding variety talk show.

4/2004
“Skate U.S.A.” – Pilot – FUEL TV
WRITER/CREATOR
Created unscripted program where kids could send in video tapes of themselves skateboarding at their local spots and win the chance to skate those spots with one of their favorite pros.

10/2003
“Journey To The Core” – BAY FILMS
WRITER/COPYWRITER
Worked with directors Michael Bay, Mack Dawg (snow), Taylor Steele (surf) & Greg Hunt (skate) to write treatment and copy for IMAX Action Sports documentary.

11/2003
“What I Like About You” – Warner Bros. Television
FREELANCE WRITER
Wrote freelance episode of mutli-cam series.

3/2000 (release date October 31, 2013)
“T.A.G.”
WRITER
Hired to do page one rewrite on feature film for director Danny Roth. Responsibilities included restructuring script, improving depth of characters and addressing dialogue and production concerns from the director. The movie was produced in 2012 and is currently being shopped around to distributors and festivals.

11/1999
“Jesse” – Warner Bros. Television
FREELANCE WRITER
Wrote freelance episode of mutli-cam series.

11/1998
“The Closer” – Warner Bros. Television
FREELANCE WRITER
Wrote freelance episode of mutli-cam series.