cartoon portrait of Tom McGillis


Tom McGillis is an Emmy® Award-winning executive producer, writer and series creator, specializing in children’s and family entertainment.

He is President and Co-Founder of Fresh TV, a world leader in creating television that powerfully connects to kid, tween and teen audiences around the world.

Along with creative partner Jennifer Pertsch, McGillis has created a string of hits including the world-renowned Total Drama Island franchise, My Babysitter’s a Vampire, Really Me!, 6TEEN, Grojband, Stoked and Bunks. All of these series have garnered international appeal and have aired around the world on Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, TELETOON and Family Channel.

Fresh TV’s newest spin-off series Total Drama Presents The Ridonculous Race is set to air later this year.

Tom McGillis leads the Fresh TV development team on projects in collaboration with networks in Canada and the United States.