Gordon Henderson began his career as parliamentary correspondent for Global TV. He produced documentaries for CBC’s The Journal and was the senior field producer at CTV’s W5 before starting 90th Parallel Productions in 1987. He was the senior series producer of the celebrated CBC/Radio-Canada series Canada: A People’s History.
Currently, he sits on the board of Face the Future, a medical missions foundation. He sat on the boards of Opera Atelier and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Choir. He is past Chair of Dixon Hall, a community service agency in Regent Park.
For more than a decade he was an instructor with the Journalism department at Toronto’s Ryerson University. His novel, Man in the Shadows, which takes place during Confederation, is published by HarperCollins.
As Production Manager, Susanne Cuffe oversees all business aspects of 90th Parallel Productions. She coordinates the documentary productions, manages the budgets and keeps the productions on track.
She is also the Post-Production Supervisor and Business Manager for 90th’s related company, ViewPost Productions.
Nothing would get done here at 90th if it weren’t for Susanne. Seriously. Nothing.
Stuart Henderson is currently overseeing a slate of documentary films ranging from broadcast hours to anthology series to feature-length projects. Under his watch, 90th Parallel has expanded into dramatic projects, and is currently developing several feature films with industry veterans.
Henderson has worked for several years as a professor of history at several top research institutions. He has a PhD from Queen’s University in cultural history, and has held postdoctoral fellowships at York and McMaster Universities. He was the inaugural Lynton Wilson Teaching Fellow in McMaster’s Wilson Institute where he studied and taught extensively in Canadian identity and culture. His doctoral thesis was awarded the John Bullen prize from the Canadian Historical Association for best dissertation of the year, 2009. He is the author of the multiple award-winning book Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s (University of Toronto Press, 2011).
A former creative consultant for actress Rachel McAdams, and a syndicated Pop Culture columnist with CBC Radio One, Henderson has experience on both the creative and the critical sides of the fence. A former editor with PopMatters and Exclaim! magazines, he is a juror for the Polaris Music Prize.