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The Mother of All Degrassi
A Memoir
By (author): Linda Schuyler
Linda Schuyler

Imprint:

ECW Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770416833

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Dust jacket
Hardcover , Dust jacket
English

Audience:

General Trade
Nov 15, 2022
$36.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

9in x 6 in

Page Count:

275 pages

Illustrations:

93 93 photographs, black and white , 39 39 photographs, colour
ECW Press
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Individual film directors, film-makers|Biography: arts and entertainment
United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • Short Description
Linda Schuyler, co-creator and executive producer of the long-running Degrassi series, shares her personal stories about the grit and determination it took to make it as a woman entrepreneur in the bourgeoning independent Canadian television industry of the early 1980s.

When a young schoolteacher decides to teach her Grade 8 class about filmmaking and creates a documentary that ends up being broadcast internationally, she sets in motion a career of storytelling for an age group largely ignored by TV executives … and creates one of the most-loved television franchises of all time

Includes fabulous behind-the-scenes photos and stories for Degrassi fans

Linda Schuyler, co-creator and executive producer of the long-running Degrassi series, shares her personal stories about the grit and determination necessary to make it as a woman entrepreneur in the bourgeoning independent Canadian television industry of the early 1980s.

After surviving a near-fatal car accident in 1968, Linda found her life continuing to veer in unexpected directions, ultimately leading her to use her innate abilities as an educator to become a successful storyteller and businesswoman.

Linda’s deep fondness for teenagers has made her a champion for adolescents. In The Mother of All Degrassi, she shares her strong belief that television is all about the story, and a good story is all about making the political personal. Through anecdotes and introspection — and some great behind-the-scenes stories for Degrassi fans — Linda examines her philosophy to dream big, think small, meet life head-on, and always keep an open heart.

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  • INSPIRING FEMINIST MEMOIR: It took grit and determination for Linda to make it as a woman entrepreneur in the burgeoning independent Canadian television industry of the early 1980s, a time when a new order was promised, but old-world attitudes still prevailed.

  • INTERNATIONAL APPEAL: The original Degrassi, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Degrassi: Next Class aired in Canada, the U.S., Australia, Mexico, Peru, and Chile. Degrassi: Next Class went on to stream internationally on Netflix.

  • DEGRASSI REBOOT LAUNCHES WITH HBO MAX in 2023: The new series will feature ten one-hour episodes, and fourteen previous seasons will be made available to stream alongside its release.

  • A BELOVED TELEVISION LUMINARY: Linda has been honored with many awards, including WIFT-T’s inaugural Crystal Award for International Achievement, and a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1994 and to the Order of Ontario in 2012.

  • AWARD-WINNING SHOW: The long-running Degrassi franchise (1979–2017) won the prestigious Peabody Award, two International Emmys, over 25 Gemini/Canadian Screen Awards, two Prix Jeunesse International awards, two Teen Choice Awards, the Critics’ Choice Awards, and was nominated four times for a Primetime Emmy.


Audience



  • Fans of Canadian television and entertainment

  • Older fans of Degrassi’s earlier seasons

  • People who work in education and teaching

  • People who work in the arts and production industry

  • Canadian students studying journalism or film production

  • Female entrepreneurs

Linda Schuyler is the executive producer and co-creator of over 500 episodes of the multi-award-winning Degrassi television franchise. She is a mentor and guest lecturer and maintains an active involvement in community and professional organizations. Linda is a member of both the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. She lives with her husband, Stephen Stohn, and Scottish Fold cats in Toronto, Ontario.

The Mother of All Degrassis is a must-read for fans of the show. Just as Degrassi did, Linda’s story will inspire readers everywhere. Her decades-long persistence and passion will be a guiding light for any budding storyteller seeking to break into the world of television and film.” — Michael Grassi, TV writer and executive producer, Riverdale and Supergirl

“Linda cast me in my first major television role — Craig on Degrassi: The Next Generation — and I owe so much to her. I was blown away by her book. Linda shares the origin story of a TV show that paved the way for a young Canadian industry and countless careers. It offered encouragement to millions of fans worldwide. Written with immense honesty, her life story is filled with wisdom, comforting anecdotes, and heartbreak and is a must-read for fans of the Degrassi franchise.” — Jake Epstein, actor, playwright

“I thought I knew everything about the creation of this show, but The Mother of All Degrassi took me on a trip into the real nitty-gritty of birthing an iconic television hit. Not only a fun, exciting, emotional read but a time capsule into the early days of guerrilla television in Canada. There aren’t many stories of success like Linda’s, and to know that I was a small part of it gave me goosebumps. Now I know what all the adults around me were doing when I was thirteen! The circle is complete, and what a wonderful way to learn about it.” — Stefan Brogren, actor, director

“A fascinating glimpse into the life of an iconic Canadian television producer whose creative vision revolutionized the way the world makes TV and film for and about teenagers. It’s also the rarely told story of a woman struggling to process her own infertility, while making it in a man’s world on her terms and introducing audiences to storytelling on hot button social issues others weren’t courageous enough to tackle.” — Zoe Whittall, screenwriter, author of the bestselling novel The Best Kind of People

“Linda Schuyler’s memoir is a portrait of passion, strength, and courage — a gutsy tribute to a creative life of vision and tenacity. Her career trajectory is a road map for young women who yearn to take charge, touch people, and leave a mark. With her finger on the pulse of youth culture, Linda’s dogged determination as an innovative storyteller gave birth to the whole Degrassi phenomenon and a homegrown entertainment platform that helped change lives.” — Jeanne Beker, journalist, TV personality, author

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