Frank Van Keeken & Laura Harbin launch Beachwood Canyon Productions

From a media release:

Multi-award winning producers, Frank van Keeken and Laura Harbin, are pleased to announce they have joined forces to launch Beachwood Canyon Productions.  Beachwood Canyon Productions will develop and produce original film and television programming, currently focusing on the tween market.

Canadian comedy and television veteran, Frank van Keeken, was a writer for the hit series Mad About You and Raising Dad.  After 10 years in Hollywood van Keeken returned to his Canadian roots and has served as Executive Producer and writer for The Dating Guy (Teletoon) and Billable Hours (Showcase).  He created and Executive Produced Wingin’ It (Family, Starz), and the hit tween series The Next Step. Most recently, he was creator and Executive Producer for Lost & Found Music Studios premiering in winter 2016 on Family Channel in Canada, CBBC in England, and Netflix in the rest of the world.

Laura Harbin began her career at Shaftesbury Films where she was on the producing team for over 35 titles, including Murdoch Mysteries (City TV), ReGenesis (TMN/MC/Global) and Life with Derek (Family).  In 2011 she joined Temple Street Productions as Senior Director of Scripted Programming, overseeing development and production of the highly rated, award-winning series Being Erica (CBC), Winging’ It (Family, Starz), the hit tween series The Next Step (Family, Hulu) and the music-based tween series Lost & Found Music Studios which she also Executive Produced. 

Beachwood Canyon Productions has numerous projects in development.  Frank van Keeken and Laura Harbin are also currently Executive Producing Season 4 of The Next Step for Temple Street Productions in association with Family Channel.