Linda Schuyler

President, Epitome Pictures Inc.

Dedicated to the art of storytelling, Linda Schuyler, president of Epitome Pictures Inc., is best known for work that explores the human experience. As executive producer and co-creator of the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise, her work has garnered international recognition. The series has won Gemini Awards, International Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Prix Jeunesses, two Teen Choice Awards and the Critics’ Choice Award. As a strong advocate of both education and the mentoring process, Schuyler has been a guest lecturer at Yale University and Ryerson University, as well as a broad range of community and professional organizations. In 1994, she was awarded the Order of Canada, and in 2010 received the Academy Achievement Award at the 25th Annual Gemini Awards.