Dennis Heaton

Dennis Heaton

Program Completed at the CFC

Professional Screenwriting Program Bootcamp, Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp

Completion Year

1998, 2012

Current Information

Current Company

Planet X Pictures

Current Title



Dennis Heaton, an award winning writer and producer, is currently the executive producer and writer on MOTIVE (CTV/NBCU). The series will premier on ABC summer 2013.

His writing credits include CALL ME FITZ (HBO Canada/Audience Network), THE LISTENER (CTV/NBC), JPOD (CBC), BLOOD TIES (LIFETIME) and the feature film FIDO (LIONSGATE).Heaton’s work has received several nominations and awards including four Gemini nominations, four Canadian Screenwriting awards (winning for his YVON OF THE YUKON script “The Trouble With Mammoths”), and nine Leo awards (winning for his BEING IAN script “The Greatest Story Never Told”).

His web series, MY PAL SATAN, won best web series (and theme song) at the New York Television. His short film, HEAD SHOT, premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival and went on to win best short film at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Heaton is represented by Jennifer Hollyer at the Jennifer Hollyer Agency in Toronto and by Rob Kenneally at CAA in Los Angeles.