CMJ Productions

CMJ teams with journalist Steve Miller on true crime series

Canada-based production company CMJ Productions has signed a development deal with veteran journalist and author Steve Miller to create and produce original true crime series. Miller (left), author of eight books, including four true crime titles, has over 22 years as a street beat reporter, covering everything from murder and terrorism, to government malfeasance. He […]

New chief for CMJ as Kuyk takes strategy role

Montreal-based producer CMJ Productions has named a new president, with company founder John Kuyk moving to a strategic position. Long-serving exec Judith Beauchemin (right) moves up, effective immediately, with Kuyk (below left) now mainly focused on “developing new and innovative business models to guide CMJ’s future expansion”. Kuyk will provide support to Beauchemin during a […]

Attraction buys Canadian prodco CMJ

Quebec-based production and distribution group Attraction has acquired Fatal Vows prodco CMJ Productions. Montreal-based CMJ makes English and French-language factual programming and is run by John Kuyk (right). He will remain in charge following the acquisition, alongside staffers including Judith Beauchemin. Former A+E exec Michael Katz is also at the prodco. As well as Investigation […]

Murphy goes one step beyond

The new general manager of Australia-based Beyond Television tells TBI about changing international perceptions of the business and why he’s targeting UK broadcasters. Michael Murphy is best known as the founder of Ireland’s Channel 6 (since bought by TV3 and rebranded 3e) and former director of programmes at TV3. He has also, since 2004, been […]

Beyond going Thru Hell at MIPCOM

Australian distributor Beyond is launching a raft of new series at MIPCOM including Great Pacific Media’s Highway Thru Hell. The 10x60mins series follows the team that work to keep the treacherous Coquihalla Highway British Columbia in Canada. The distributor has another title from Great Pacific for MIPCOM, The Mistress. The 14x30mins series stars Sarah Symonds, […]