Michael Souther is an award-winning producer and co-President of AMAZE. He met his business partner Teza Lawrence while attending Queens University and in 2001 they co-founded AMAZE (formerly known as Amaze Film + Television) to create compelling and authentic programming. Together, they oversee a robust slate of television drama and comedy projects in development in the US and Canada. Having recently wrapped filming on its second season, Souther and Lawrence executive produce The Lake starring Jordan Gavaris and Julia Stiles, which is the first Amazon Studios original scripted series in Canada. Some of their previous credits include the mystery drama procedural Carter starring Jerry O’Connell; the award-winning HBO dark comedy series Call Me Fitz starring Jason Priestley, which was licensed to more 190 territories worldwide; the half-hour comedy The Stanley Dynamic; the TIFF Kids Audience award-winning family film Finn On The Fly; the multi-award-winning dramatic feature film Saint Ralph; and the WGA Award-nominated comedy documentary Being Canadian.