Judith Beauchemin has overseen productions and operations at CMJ Productions II Inc. for over 13 years. In this role, Judith has independently managed the logistical details of budgets, scheduling and production for notable documentary series including: The Will, The Will: Outrageous Final Wishes, Fatal Vows, A Stranger in my Home, Impostors, Homemade, Boogeymen, Helico Tout Terrain, Bad Trip, Celebrity Legacies, Celebrity Damage Control, Wheels That Fail (WTF), Accident Investigator, Fear Fighters, Risk Takers, Stunt Stars, and MonsterQuest.
In 2012, Judith launched and oversees Post-Prod CMJ Tech, a new division for CMJ Productions II which offers post-production facilities and audio-visual equipment rentals.
John Kuyk, brings over 20 years of experience and expertise in both the Canadian and International Media to his company.
Since he founded CMJ Productions II Inc. in 2001, the independent development and production company has gained a global reputation for its success in the factual series programming arena. From its humble beginning as a start-up, the company today produces nearly 300 hours of original factual series annually and will have seven original series airing in primetime on 14 different networks collectively in the U.S. and Canada under John’s leadership as its CEO and Executive Producer.
Sylvia Wilson, a primetime Emmy Award-winner, serves as a series producer for CMJ Productions II Inc., a global independent production company specializing in factual series. Ms. Wilson, who prides herself on constructing authentic stories about love, death, politics and power, has also served as a content supervisor while at CMJ Productions.
Most recently, Ms. Wilson has closely supervised CMJ Productions’ original series: A Stranger in My Home (Seasons 1&2), Natural Born Outlaws, Fatal Vows (Season 1-3), The Will (Season 3) and Impostors, to name a few.
Prior to joining CMJ Productions, Ms. Wilson successfully served as a story editor for select episodes of Apartment 11’s Way off Broadway which aired on Bravo Canada network. She also spent several years with Galafilm Inc. where she was one of the producers for the 13-part documentary series entitled Cirque du Soleil Fire Within. The series, co-produced by Cirque du Soleil’s Créations Musca; and broadcast on Global, Bravo USA, and Artv, was honored with the 2003 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-fiction Program (Alternative) and the 2003 Gemini Award for Best Reality Based Entertainment Program or Series.
She has also devoted her time to illuminating stories regarding life outside of America by serving as a line producer for, among others, Galafilm’s CBC documentary about ethnic identity and politics among other cultures titled China’s Sexual Revolution, which investigated changing sexual attitudes in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Ms. Wilson is a three-time Gemeaux Award Winner: the 2007 Gemeaux Award Winner: Best Social Documentary for the CBC, Radio-Canada broadcast of In the Crossfire: Louise Arbour and the Battle for Human Rights; the 2006 Gemeaux Award Winner: Best Documentary Series for the CBC, Radio-Canada broadcast of Big Sugar; and the 2004 Gemeaux Award Winner: Best Documentary Series for the Radio-Canada broadcast of Marché Jean-Talon.
As Archives Supervisor, Shannon oversees CMJ's in-house Archives department as it seeks out supporting images and video for documentary series and follows through with their clearance. She manages a team of archival researchers and acts as liaison with each production.
Since arriving at CMJ in 2010, Shannon has helped build the Archive department from nothing to the buzzing hive of activity it is today. She and her team have provided and organized over 30 000 visual items crucial to supporting our stories and bringing every series to life.
Development Creative Director
As Development Creative Director at CMJ Productions II, Lesley is responsible for all creative aspects of developing new shows. She oversees the generation of new ideas, research, writing, graphics and demo development.
Since joining CMJ in 2013 as a creative member of the development team, Lesley was integral to the creation of many new series for the company and for expanding its offerings in the market place. From comedic clip shows to celebrity disclosures, to dark history series and true crime mysteries, CMJ Productions II now creates increasingly versatile content for broadcasters as varied Discovery ID, Reelz, Velocity and AHC. In 2014, Lesley was promoted to Director and now manages all aspects of the creative department.
As Development Writer at CMJ Productions II, Inc., Holly is responsible for developing new series concepts, writing pitches and creating convincing sales documents. She works closely with a creative team of producers, researchers and directors to generate compelling new content for CMJ’s broadcast partners.
Since joining CMJ in early 2014, Holly has written dozens of pitches, treatments and episode samples for new series being considered by networks like TLC, Nat Geo, Discovery, Smithsonian, AHC, Science, H2, FYI, Destination and Animal Planet. In the process she has streamlined and unified the style and structure of CMJ sales documents.
Danny Di Donato
As Technical Director at Post-Prod CMJ Tech, Danny develops the systems and workflows used in all stages of post-production, from the initial shoot, offline cut, color grading, online editing, VFX and graphic animation, right down to the final mastering and delivery. He oversees and trains all Post-Prod CMJ Tech staff, including assistant editors, online editors, graphic artists, and digital image technicians.
Danny joined CMJ in 2013 as an online editor and was soon promoted to technical director of post-production, tasked with re-working methods and processes to accommodate the production volume. With such a high number of edit suites, and corresponding assistant and online editors, concise and efficient workflows became essential to meeting delivery deadlines and ensuring a quality end product.