Insight Productions | Vice President & Executive Producer

Shannon Farr is Vice President & Executive Producer at Insight Productions.  Farr heads up Insight’s Los Angeles office and helps plan and manage its U.S. creative and business development.  With a focus on scripted content, Farr is responsible for the creation, development, financing and production of a slate of original projects for multiple platforms for the U.S., Canadian and International markets.

Farr co-created and produced the one-hour prime-time drama series Falcon Beach for ABC Family and Global Television which was distributed by FremantleMedia to over 110 countries worldwide.  The project and its associated website earned Farr a Gemini nomination.  Other credits include the comedy special A Russell Peters Christmas which was the highest rated original Christmas special on Canadian television in 16 years and CTV’s most-watched Canadian holiday special of all time; the one-hour drama pilot Sabbatical for CTV; the comedy series The Jon Dore Television Show for Comedy Network and IFC; and Bell Media’s first digital original Joke or Choke; a half-hour comedy competition show co-produced with Howie Mandel. Currently, Farr is the Executive Producer of CBC’s multi-award winning original comedy series But I’m Chris Jericho! Now in its second season.  

Farr earlier served as Insight’s Co-Director of Drama Development and Business Affairs working on numerous Insight shows including Canadian Idol and The JUNO Awards.