Perry Rosemond

Instructor

Perry Rosemond has created and produced international television for over fourty years. His efforts, notably Royal Canadian Air Farce and King of Kensington, have been rewarded with the Order of Canada in his home country, and the George Foster Peabody award in the United States. As head of CBC’s school and pre-school programs, he created and produced Through the Eyes of Tomorrow, a show that featured high school students at every level of production and inspired many teens to enter the field of broadcast journalism, and Children of the World for CBC, PBS and the United Nations, which won the Japan Prize as ‘Best Children’s Program’ and remains one of Rosemond’s proudest achievements. Rosemond was executive producer of the landmark children’s shows Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant and when CBC was allowed to alter the look of Sesame Street, he produced a Canadian edition of the series that included segments reflecting bilingual Canadians and First Nations Canadians. He also created the very first telecasts for TVOntario, directed the first season of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock, produced the CBC flagship series The Way It Is, and the ACTRA award-winning three-part documentary series Centennial. From 1985-1990, as president of Molstar Productions, Rosemond oversaw the production of Hockey Night in Canada, The Molson Indy and The Molson Grand Prix, to name but a few of his accomplishments.