From a media release:
Multi-award winning producers,Â Frank van Keeken and Laura Harbin, are pleased to announce they have joined forces to launch Beachwood Canyon Productions.Â Â Beachwood Canyon Productions will develop and produce original film and television programming, currently focusing on the tween market.
Canadian comedy and television veteran,Â Frank van Keeken, was a writer for the hit seriesÂ Mad About YouÂ andÂ Raising Dad.Â Â After 10 years in Hollywood van Keeken returned to his Canadian roots and has served as Executive Producer and writer forÂ The Dating GuyÂ (Teletoon)Â andÂ Billable HoursÂ (Showcase).Â Â He created and Executive ProducedÂ Winginâ€™Â ItÂ (Family, Starz), and the hit tween seriesÂ The Next Step.Â Most recently, he was creator andÂ Executive ProducerÂ forÂ Lost & Found Music StudiosÂ 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, includingÂ Murdoch MysteriesÂ (City TV),Â ReGenesisÂ (TMN/MC/Global) andÂ Life with DerekÂ (Family).Â Â In 2011 she joined Temple Street Productions as Senior Director of Scripted Programming, overseeing development and production of the highly rated, award-winning seriesÂ Being EricaÂ (CBC),Â Wingingâ€™Â ItÂ (Family, Starz), the hit tween seriesÂ The Next StepÂ (Family, Hulu) and the music-based tween seriesÂ Lost & Found Music StudiosÂ which she also Executive Produced.Â
Beachwood Canyon Productions has numerous projects in development.Â Â Frank van Keeken and Laura Harbin are also currently Executive Producing Season 4 ofÂ The Next StepÂ for Temple Street Productions in association with Family Channel.