Jacques Drolet

Writer

Trained at the Ste-Thérèse theater school, he became an actor, first in the theater and then on television, while continuing his training in the method of creating dramatic works and in dramatic writing. He co-wrote nearly twenty shows for the theater, which he performed nearly 1,000 times on tour in Quebec, Canada and Europe.

With Jean-François Asselin, they wrote the television series François en série, which won the Gémeaux for Best Dramatic Comedy in 2007, the feature film Nous sommes les autres in 2017 (4 nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards) and the series Plan B, which is sold worldwide and whose highly anticipated season 3 will be released in the fall of 2021.

Currently, he is a script-editor on a dozen projects in development.

Filmography | TV Shows

Plan B 3

Released on October 27, 2021

TV Series, Drama with Anne-Elisabeth Bossé
Co-screenwriter with Jean-François Asselin

Plan B 4

In development

TV Series, Drama
Co-screenwriter with Jean-François Asselin

Plan B 2

2018

TV Series, Drama
Co-screenwriter with Jean-François Asselin

Awards

34th Gémeaux Awards: Best dramatic series | Best screenplay: dramatic series Jean-François Asselin, Jacques Drolet - Plan B 2 « Épisode 6 - Maman », 2019 | Best leading actress: Sophie Lorain, 2019
Zapettes d’or: 4 nominations

Nous sommes les autres

2017

Feature film
Co-screenwriting with Jean-François Asselin
Item 7 | Christal Films | Les Films Séville (eOne)

Awards

Canadien Screen Awards 2018 – 4 Nominations for Achievement in Cinematography Mathieu Laverdière | Achievement in Costume Design Julie T.Bécotte | Achievement in Visual Effects Jonathan Piché Delorme, Fabienne Mouillac, Alain Lachance, Caroline Guagliardo, Alexandre Tremblay, Thibault Deloof, Benoit Gagnon | Best male interpretation in a first role Émile Proulx-Cloutier

Plan B

2017

TV Series, Drama
Co-screenwriting with Jean-François Asselin
Producer: KOTV
Broadcaster: Série +

Format sold worldwide

Awards

33rd Gémeaux Awards: Best dramatic series | Best actress in a first role: dramatic series Magalie Lépine-Blondeau - « Épisode 6 » | and 4 nominations

FESTIVALS
Festival de la Fiction TV de La Rochelle, catégorie Fictions francophones étrangères – France, 2019

François en série I & II

2005-2007

TV Series, Comedy
Co-screenwriter with Jean-François Asselin
Locomotion/Productions Casablanca
Broadcaster: Série +

Format sold worldwide

Awards

Gémeaux Awards, Montreal, Canada 2007 – Best Comedy
Mipcom 2007, Cannes, France - Best scripted format
Ruban d’or 2007 – Pan-Canadian Best Series
Gala des Prix Gémeaux 2007 - 7 nominations
Gala des Oliviers 2007 - 1 nomination
Rome Fiction Festival 2007 – Official Selection
Gala des Prix Gémeaux 2006 - 8 nominations

Larry

In development

TV series
Script-editor
Directed by Patrice Sauvé
Radio-Canada

Toi & Moi

2014-2015

TV Series, Comedy
Script editor
Writers: Margaret McBrearty & Matt Holland

Tango

1997-1998

Weekly program on life as a couple
Twenty humorous capsules of 2 min each
Productions Pixcom
Broadcast: Canal Vie

La face cachée des anges

1995

Corporate video on water safety (22 min.)
Produced by La société de sauvetage and ZAQ Communications

Oxygène

1993

Weekly TV show
TV magazine about outdoors life (14 episodes)
Production: "LA Sterne"
Broadcast: TVA, TQS, TV5

À nos amours... oui, à nos affaires aussi

1985

Co-screenwriter
Corporate video on the economic benefits of life as a couple
Production: le Théâtre Parminou et le Ministère de la Justice du Québec

La bête à sept têtes

1982

Drama about the history of Mauricie, Bois Franc
Co-Screenwriter
Production: le Théâtre Parminou et Radio-Québec

Theater

1980-1991

18 shows performed almost 1 000 times on tour in Quebec, Canada and Europe

Au pied de la lettre, Co-writer and composer - 1991
Mon royaume pour une carotte, Co-writer and composer - 1989
L’égalité brille pour tout le monde, Co-writer - 1988
Prend ton temps, ça presse !, Co-writer - 1988
L’étoffe du pays, Co-writer and composer - 1987
Ça crève les yeux, ça crève le coeur, Co-writer - 1986
Toujours trop jeune, Co-writer - 1986
Il était une fois vers l’ouest, Co-writer - 1986
Dernière France d’Amérique, Co-writer and composer - 1982
Mouvances le cirque de l’impossible Amérique, Co-writer and composer - 1982
Portrait-robot, Co-writer and composer – 1983
J’en peu plus, j’suis crevé, Co-writer and composer - 1983
Plusieurs interventions éclaires, Co-writer - 1980-1983
Moi c’est pas pareil ... j’travaille, Co-writer - 1982
Samuel de champlain, Co-writer and composer - 1982
Ton histoire est une des pas pires, Co-writer and composer - 1980-1981
On s’laisses-tu remplir ?, Co-writer and composer - 1980-1981

Screenwriting: UQAM
Multimedia screenwriting: Institut Icari (48hrs) - 2000-2001
Internship in acting for the camera with Christie Anna Nicolae (Romanian filmmaker) (28 hrs) – 1994
Internship in acting for the camera with Anne-Claire Poirier (3 week-ends) - 1991
College degree in arts, Cégep Lionel-Groulx - 1989
Screenwriting internship with Jorge Fajardo (30 hrs)
Screenwriting internship with Syd Field (12 hrs)
Screenwriting internship with Louis Dominique Lavigne (30 hrs) - 1986-1991
Dramatic structure and dialogue writing internship with Augusto Boal (4hrs), Philippe Ivernel (6hrs in Paris) & Louis-Dominique Lavigne (35hrs) - 1980-1997
École de théâtre de Ste-Thérèse, acting - 1973-1975