Toronto, Canada – Sinking Ship Entertainment announced the appointment of Christin Simms to Head of Development in addition to her role as Executive Producer for the company. The award-winning writer and producer joined Sinking Ship in 2008 and serves as executive producer and writer on Sinking Ship’s live action children’s series Annedroids now in its 4th season, and new series’ Playdate and Dino Dana. Christin will now also manage the development on all future projects for Sinking Ship.
The appointment was announced as the live action/puppet preschool series Playdate (52×5’) goes into production for Family Channel Canada and Dino Dana (26×22’), the spin-off of the Emmy Nominated Dino Dan, heads into development for TVO (Canada).
Other Sinking Ship series currently going into production are season 4 of the live action community engagement series Giver (10 x 22’) and a second season of the play based learning series Now You Know (39×7’) for TVO.
“Christin has been a pivotal player in Sinking Ship’s success in scripted content. She has a keen knack for developing characters and situations that depict both kid’s interior and exterior lives and never holds back when it comes to pushing her opinion. I look forward to arguing with Christin for many years to come,” said Sinking Ship partner J.J. Johnson.
Christin Simms has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, received a Canadian Screenwriting Award, was named one of Playback Magazine’s Top Ten to Watch and received an Alliance for Children and Television’s Emerging Talent Award.