Participant profile: Peter Mohan

This morning it’s an early landing in Canada to meet Peter Mohan.

Peter Mohan

Peter Mohan

Peter Mohan is a highly accomplished writer and producer of more than 400 hours of dramatic programming for American and Canadian network television.  He is currently Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer on a new series for Showcase Television, Lost Girl.

Some of Mohan’s other recent television credits include serving as a Co-Executive Producer and writer on The Bridge, a one–hour police drama for CBS, as an Executive Producer/Writer on NBC’s The Listener and as Executive Producer/Showrunner on Blood Ties, a one-hour supernatural detective series based on Tanya Huff’s wildly successful Vicki Nelson novels.

Mohan’s long-form writing credits include the Television movies Lucky Day, Pretend You Don’t See Her and Loves Music, Loves to Dance, all based on Mary Higgins Clark’s best-selling mystery novels, and such varied titles as Mission to Mars, Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World and Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad for which he was nominated for a Cable Ace Award for Best writing.

Mohan launched his television career as executive story editor of the acclaimed CBS series Night Heat.  He moved on to become executive story editor for the USA Network series Diamonds and Counterstrike, as well as the NBC prime-time drama Secret Service, before becoming producer of CBS’ Sweating Bullets.

In 1996, he became creative consultant/writer on the CBS dramedy Due South and the following year, served as executive producer of FOX’s Eerie, Indiana.  He went on to become executive producer/showrunner of the sci-fi adventure series Code Name: Eternity, and on the PBS young adult series, Mythquest. Mohan also served as Executive Producer/showrunner on Tribune Entertainment’s popular action/adventure sci-fi series, Mutant X.  During his years on Mutant X, it became the #1 syndicated series in America.

Mohan has also written numerous episodes for such popular series as Relic Hunter, La Femme Nikita, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Top Cops and Highlander, and has worked in diverse locations around the world, including Mexico, France and Israel. In addition, he has twice served as the Showrunner in Residence for Norman Jewison’s prestigious Canadian Film Centre.

Mohan was awarded the 2008 Writers Guild “Showrunner of the Year” award and is a winner and two-time nominee of the Canadian Gemini Award for “Best Writing in a Dramatic Series” as well as being nominated for the Cable Ace Award.

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