Born in Vancouver, Michael Lewis MacLennan now divides his time between Toronto, Vancouver, and Los Angeles, working as a playwright, screenwriter, and TV producer. He is a two-time finalist for Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award, and the only playwright to win the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Award twice. His first play, Beat the Sunset, garnered Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson Award for outstanding emerging playwright and was the winner of the Theatrum National Playwriting Competition. Grace won the Theatre BC National Playwriting Competition and has been produced across Canada and internationally. His next two plays The Shooting Stage and Last Romantics both won the Voaden Prize and were Governor General Award nominees. As a screenwriter, Michael has been nominated five times for the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award. He was co-executive producer of Queer as Folk, and executive producer and creator of both Godiva’s and the new series jPod, based on Douglas Coupland’s novel.