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Dave Beatty


Even after years in the entertainment business, Dave Beatty’s parents still don’t understand what he does for a living. You can’t really blame them because Dave’s done so much. From live action and live events to puppets and stop motion animation, Dave has worked on an amazing breadth of kid’s genre productions.

In the last few years, Dave held the position Creative Head of Studio for Portfolio Entertainment where he over saw the creative elements produced at Portfolio Animation and worked end to end with clients and partners to ensure the project exceeded expectations. He was the Creative Producer for the animated comedy Freaktown (Teletoon), and the pre-school comedy adventure Doki as well as three 1 hr specials for The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (PBS/Treehouse)

Prior to this post, Dave produced several seasons of Johnny Test (Teletoon and Cartoon Network) Glenn Martin, DDS (City Tv and Nickelodeon), and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (CBS, Nickelodeon). As asenior Producer, Writer and Director, Dave owned and operated Story City – a leading Toronto pre-production studio specializing in design, boarding, editing and post production. He had a hand in such series as Johnny Test (Teletoon), Busytown Mysteries (CBC), Harry and his bucket full of Dinosaurs (BBC), and Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks (Discovery Kids).

He has also worked in live-action production, including in-house producer and director for children’s production at YTV Canada.

Dave earned his comedy chops working with the talented team on SCTV, performing stand-up comedy and improv in Toronto. He’s earned Daytime Emmy Award nominations and Canadian Screen Awards for his work.