Judith Beauchemin has overseen productions and operations at CMJ Productions II Inc. for over 17 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 Casting Director
As Development Casting Director, Lesley is responsible for leading the casting
process for CMJ’s content. She assumes this position from the role of Development Creative Director. Jacobi joined the company in 2013 and has been integral to the creation of increasingly versatile content for a variety of broadcasters including Discovery ID, Reelz, Velocity and AHC.
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.
Head of Content and Business Development
NICOLE HAMILTON has been a media junkie since seeing her first episode of Sesame Street. Thanks to intensive early study in front of the television set, Nicole received a Master’s Degree in Cinema Studies from UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television, until burnt-out by the politics of academia, she put her PhD on hold for the kinder, gentler world of television. Nicole began her tv career producing documentaries for HBO, but after a few years of panic attacks, vampires, murderers and other assorted psychopaths, Nicole returned home to Canada for the slightly saner world of kids television, serving as a producer on Degrassi: the Next Generation. From there, she went behind the curtain and worked as a Production Executive for CanWest and later served as Vice President of Programming for SLICE and TVTROPOLIS, overseeing the production and development of 50+ original series. As Senior Director of Factual at Temple Street and most recently VP of Development for Peace Point, she has produced countless hours of programming for tv and digital and launched the YouTube channel Oh Yum with Anna Olson, which garnered over 220,000 subscribers in its first year and is now part of the KIN community.
Senior Creative Director
Despite growing up in a small logging town in Northern British Columbia, Joey's passion for storytelling has taken him on an incredible journey of exploration and discovery. Joey has produced series in locations all over the world – from the forests of Northern Ontario, to the ranches of South Texas, the jungles of Brazil, Australia’s outback, the mountains of Ecuador, and the barren tundra of Canada’s Arctic. Along the way, Joey has produced an eclectic mix of programs, written for top comedians, developed series for amazing characters, and has been part of award-winning production teams.
Before joining the team at CMJ, Joey was the Head of Development for Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), in addition to being the Showrunner for the hit documentary series Mighty Trains (Seasons 2 & 3) and Mighty Planes (Season 4), which air on the Discovery Channel in Canada, and Smithsonian Channel in the United States. Prior to this, Joey was the Creative Director and a Showrunner for Essential Media Canada, as well as a Showrunner and Director with Proper Television and Shark Teeth Films. Joey has also been a Showrunner, Writer, and Director for series at DreamWorksTV, AwesomenessTV, Discovery Canada, Animal Planet, NBC, C-BBC, and Syfy.