Whatever It Takes


This book will change the way you think about success.

The producer of television’s iconic Degrassi television franchise tells stories from behind the scenes, and offers insights into making it in the music and television worlds — and in the process provides a lifetime of experience and unique insight into how dreams are turned into reality.

“Whatever it Takes” is not just a slogan. It’s the title of Degrassi’s theme song, one that's been heard millions of times all over the world, and as it happens, co-written by the author. It's also a philosophy of struggle and self-belief leading to accomplishment. And it is the story of an exploring mind, an adventurous pursuit of experience, ringing failures, and the willingness to see things in a different way to solve life and career challenges. It’s also a star-studded, rock ’n’ roll trip through the explosion of show business in Canada from the perspective of someone who has been at the heart of it for over forty years.

About the Authors

Stephen Stohn

Posted by Kendra 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 Kendra 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 and Los Angeles.