||Allan Novak Biography
Allan Novak, the creative force behind Toronto-based Indivisual Productions Inc., has spent over 15 years working as a director, producer, writer and editor for television and film. Among his notable achievements is a Gemini award for editing the memorable television series The Newsroom, created by Ken Finkleman. A native of north-end Winnipeg, Novak has a particular passion for comedy (and food) that shines through in Loving Spoonfuls, his new docu-comedy about grandmothers and food. Novak, who created the concept to pay tribute to amazing and outrageous grandmothers from different cultural backgrounds, is producing this innovative and entertaining series for W Network. He is also directing and editing many of the episodes.
Novaks directing credits include:
Puppets Who Kill
Inside the Newsroom (documentary about Ken Finkleman)
Its Only Rock and Roll (Mike Myers in his first "Wayne" and "Dieter" sketches)
Life and Times ("The Roots Boys")
Show opening and comedy segments for Canada's Gemini Awards.
His other directing credits include 15 episodes of Heart of Courage (Global/Discovery) and in-theatre comedy videos for the Second City Mainstage from 1985-1987.
A respected editor, Novak has received three Gemini Award nominations and honored with one. His editing credits include five ground-breaking comedy and drama series created by writer/director/actor Ken Finkleman:
Foreign Objects (2000)
Foolish Heart (1999)
More Tears (1998)
The Newsroom (1996-97 (Gemini Award)
Married Life (1995 Cable ACE nominee for best editing)