John Kuyk

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 […]

Former A+E exec Michael Katz joins CMJ

Michael Katz has joined North American indie CMJ Productions II. The former A+E executive will take the newly created role of senior development consultant at CMJ as the company, which makes factual shows including Natural Born Outlaws and Fatal Vows, pledges to ramp up its output in 2016. Katz will work across development, digital and […]

Diaz pacts with bullish CMJ

Cesar Diaz and his new content company, 7A Media, is to consult for US-based producer CMJ Productions. Former Cisneros Media Distribution boss Diaz launched 7A this year, and is currently debuting the firm at NATPE. He is also handling Asian sales for his former employer, as TBI reported this week. His hire comes as CMJ […]