Jill Golick has more than 30 years experience as a television writer, story editor and creative producer, working on such series as Sesame Street and Sesame Park, Instant Star, Beet Party, Kratts Creatures, Saddle Club, Connor Undercover and Annedroids.
Golick’s career in interactive narrative began in the 1980s when she created, designed and produced 11 pieces of educational, entertainment and game software for the first home computers. One of these, Word Bird, was called “a truly superb example of educational software” by Creative Computing Magazine and won a Parents Choice Award.
More recently, Jill has created, written and produced four original, cutting-edge, multiplatform series, including the ground-breaking multi-platform interactive narrative, boymeetsgrrl and Crushing It, a live comedy soap opera that played out on Twitter.
Her most recent interactive project is the award-winning detective series Ruby Skye P.I. Including ground-breaking interactivity, world-building websites and some cool built-in marketing intiatives, the series has won dozens awards, praise from teachers and parents and a world-wide audience. Ruby Skye P.I.’s third season, The Maltese Puppy, was commissioned by CBC and is available exclusively in Canada on CBC.ca/kids.
Golick has won two Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards, a Canadian Screen Award, a Banff Rockie Award and a Best Writing Award from L.A. WebFest along with awards from the Youth Media Alliance, IAWTV, the San Fransisco WebFest, Vancouver WebFest and others.
Golick teaches courses on developing television series in the era of Netflix and on finding your writer’s voice. She is a founding member of the Independent Web Series Creators of Canada, the former President of the Writers Guild of Canada and currently serves as the executive director of Women in View.