Kevin Tierney

Tierney in October 2008 Kevin Tierney (August 27, 1950 – May 12, 2018) was a Canadian film producer from Montreal who co-wrote and produced the most popular Canadian film of all time at the domestic box office, ''Bon Cop, Bad Cop'', for which he earned a Golden Reel, the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture in 2007. He is a former vice-chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and former chair of the board of ''Cinémathèque québécoise''.

With characters trading lines in both English and French, Tierney saw ''Bon Cop, Bad Cop'' as a normal Canadian plot line about a Sûreté du Québec cop teaming up with an Ontario Provincial Police investigator: "When I first heard the premise of this movie from Patrick Huard ... how the hell did we not already make this movie? It’s ridiculous." Tierney returned to the language theme in 2011 by directing the movie ''French Immersion''.

Tierney also produced other titles including ''Varian's War'', ''One Dead Indian'', ''Good Neighbours'' and ''Twist''. In addition to the big screen, Tierney produced several television (mini)series, including ''Barnum'', ''Bonanno: The Story of a Godfather'', ''Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City'' and ''The Memoirs of Pierre Trudeau''. He also executive produced the TV movie ''Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story''.

Tierney also wrote an arts column in the ''Montreal Gazette'' newspaper.

In addition to professional recognition, Tierney received a Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award in 2013 as a community leader. At the 7th Canadian Screen Awards in 2019, he received a posthumous Board of Directors Tribute Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Provided by Wikipedia
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