Production & Development
Thomas Howe and Penelope Wheelwright, are the Executive Producers of Employable Me, completing its third season for the Accessible Channel and TV Ontario. Employable Me Based on a UK format, the Canadian edition of Employable Me is a moving six-part documentary series featuring job seekers who are determined to show that having a physical disability or neurological condition shouldn’t make them unemployable.
Seasons one and two of Employable Me captured Rockie Awards for Best Lifestyle Program at the Banff World Media Festival, and the Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of Disability in the Non Scripted Category at MIPCOM 2017.
Produced by Thomas Howe Associates Inc. (THA), the third season of Employable Me provides an honest and emotional look at the challenges Canadians of varying abilities face in the job market. Each one-hour installment features two job seekers who are blind, partially sighted or have a neurological condition such as Tourette Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder as they embark on a journey to possible employment.
Previous productions include Undercover Boss Canada. Be The Boss Canada, which are both series for Corus Entertainment and The People’s Couch produced for Bravo Canada (Bell Media), all based on formats devised by Studio Lambert, licensed from All3 Media International.
THA has also been involved in a number of International co-productions, including most recently Treks In A Wild World (Canada-UK), and Clay’s P.O.V. (Canada – Czech Republic). In addition to these projects, THA has a large number of other projects in development.
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