Jay Firestone

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Jay Firestone heads Prodigy Pictures, a leader in the production of quality film, television, and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically-acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which has electrified viewers around the world and finished airing its fifth and final season in 2016. Prodigy also produced the series Dark Matter, which aired on Syfy and Space.

Previously, Jay Firestone established Fireworks Entertainment in 1996 to produce, distribute and finance television programs and feature films. After a successful initial public offering in 1997, Fireworks Entertainment was acquired by CanWest Global Communications Corp. in May 1998, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, he oversaw the company's Los Angeles and London based television operations, as well as its Los Angeles feature film division, Fireworks Pictures. This entity was responsible for such films as Rules of Engagement, Rat Race, Hardball, I-60, American Rhapsody, and The Believer, winner of Best Film at the Moscow International Film Festival, 2001, and awarded the Grand Jury Award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

Over the course of his career, Firestone has served as producer for numerous television series; including, Mutant X, Relic Hunter, La Femme Nikita, Queen of Swords, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Highlander: The Raven, FX: The Series, 18 Wheels of Justice, Caitlin's Way, and Pacific Blue, as well as the made-for-television movies, The Girl Next Door, A Wrinkle In Time, Robocop: Prime Directives, Poison, and Blonde, and the feature films, Black Top, Shattered Image, Onegin, Cletis Tout, and Trinity.