Whatever It Takes


What’s the one thing you need to succeed in Canadian entertainment? Whatever It Takes!

Stephen Stohn has played a vital role in the Canadian media landscape. Unforgettable icons and set-pieces, such as the “Hockey Night in Canada Theme,” the Juno Awards, Canadian Idol, and the Degrassi franchise, all owe something to Stohn, as do a pantheon of celebrities who grace the world stage. In Whatever It Takes, Stohn provides a lifetime of insight into how dreams are turned into reality.

Whatever It Takes is the story of an exploring mind, its pursuit of experience, its failures, and its triumphs. It’s also about what it takes to see career challenges and obstacles in a different light in order to come out on top. With over forty years at the heart of show business in Canada, Stohn tells it like it is: a star-studded, rock ’n’ roll trip through four decades of booming entertainment.

About the Authors

Stephen Stohn

Posted by Dundurn Guest on April 11, 2017
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Stephen Stohn

Stephen Stohn is a Canadian entertainment lawyer and the executive producer of the Degrassi television series. He was also executive producer of the telecast of The Juno Awards for two decades, during which he was a director and then the chair of CARAS. He lives in Toronto.

Christopher Ward

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Christopher Ward

Christopher Ward, Canada’s original MuchMusic VJ, wrote the world-wide No. 1 hit “Black Velvet.” His songs have been recorded by Diana Ross, The Backstreet Boys, Amanda Marshall, and many others, and he’s been seen as a judge on YTV’s The Next Star. He lives in Toronto.