Jean-Louis Coté has worked in French and English on hundreds of television programs, directing both multi-camera studio and single camera field shoots. His shows are broadcast in Canada, the US, and numerous other countries. His work spans many different genres including children and youth programming, prime-time news and current affairs, fictional series and documentaries with a focus on business, cutting-edge science and social trends.
Jean-Louis has a strong interest in educational programming. He studied in education before majoring in Communications with the intent of producing shows for kids.
He has produced, directed and edited several educational kids’ programs with Apartment 11 Productions including, five seasons of the science series Finding Stuff Out, two seasons of Look Kool a geometry and math series which was also shot simultaneously in French as C’est Wow in its first season and two seasons of the history series The Mystery Files. He also produced and directed“The Wacky Word Show”on the English language.
Jean-Louis was a regular collaborator on the multi-award-winning French science program Les Débrouillards, one of the longest-running educational programs in Quebec. He was the coordinating director of Popular Mechanics for Kids, he directed episodes ofFun Food Frenzy,Mystery Hunters,My Brand New Life,La Quête and Active-toi. He was associate producer of Yaa! TotheM@x, producer of the Youth News Network and co-creator and producer of Edible Incredible.
Jean-Louis has been nominated for 15 Gémeaux/Gemini/Screen Award awards and won the Gémeaux for best director of a children’s non-fiction program in 2005 for Je vis ta vie as well as the Canadian Screen award for Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series for Finding Stuff Out in 2016. Look Kool was in nomination for a 2016 International Emmy Kids awards.In 2004, he was awarded ‘The Outstanding Achievement Award’ by the Youth Media Alliance.