Jim Donovan
Television & Film Director


Glenn Cockburn, Meridian Agency

+1 (416) 961-2777


Los Angeles

David Greenblatt, Greenlit Management

+1 (310) 451-7200


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September 19, 2018

After a mid summer shoot, we have liftoff! I'm proud to announce that my latest production, a television movie produced by Cineflix and starring the stellar cast of Katie Douglas, Rossif Sutherland and David James Elliot will premiere on LMN this month, on the 30th of...

September 19, 2018

The DGC Awards are coming in October and Le Siège is nominated for Best Direction in a mini-series! All the hard work from my team, the cast and crew paid off- thanks to all! I'm very proud of this nomination as it is by my peers and is also the first time a French-lan...

May 7, 2017

I’m really excited about the upcoming premiere of CBC’s new drama, 21 Thunder, scheduled to air in June 2017, as I had the privilege of shooting the pilot. The show was produced in Montreal in 2016-2017 by PMA Productions, and created by Kenneth Hirsch, Riley Adams and...

May 7, 2017

RJ Featherstonhaugh plays Nolan Gaillard, a tough Irish kid from the wrong side of the tracks in Montreal. He’s the troubled yet talented striker for the Montreal Thunder, the fictional team of our story. RJ was not only a gifted actor who reminded me of a young Willem...

May 7, 2017

My crew on Le Siège, a mix of Montreal veterans and Acadian diehards, are many of the same people I had working alongside me on Le Clan — my last show shot here in New Brunswick, produced for SRC by Cécile Chevrier, an Acadian Producer.

Jean-Pierre Gauthier, my director...

May 7, 2017

My cast is stellar. We have one of Québec’s hottest actors, Alexandre Goyette, playing the ringleader who sets this all in motion. Gilles Renaud, a veteran actor with stellar skills, plays the union leader who gets caught up with the hostages. Denise Bouchard plays a n...

May 3, 2017

Shooting soccer was the toughest challenge for me. In doing the research we looked at different film and sports series, such as Friday Night Lights and City of God among many others.  We also looked at sports coverage of soccer and other sports. You quickly realize jus...

May 1, 2017

Moncton, May 1st 2017 – We’re on day 8 of 36 on this new adventure in the Maritimes. It’s my 3rd time here in as many years working on a show, and I’m surrounded with people who have an insatiable passion for making films.

Our story revolves around the hardships a small...

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