Courtney Campbell named new president of JV Productions; Kirk Hipkiss new executive VP

From a media release:

Toronto-based JV Productions Inc. announces the appointment of Courtney Campbell as the unscripted company’s President. Campbell takes over the role from founder Vyvyan Campbell, who recently retired after starting the company almost 21 years ago. Kirk Hipkiss has also been appointed to the role of Executive Vice President. Both roles are effective immediately.

As JV Productions’ new President, Campbell will spearhead the further development and growth of the company’s creative and strategic direction — including content development and production for a variety of markets and buyers in Canada, the US and abroad.

“There are so many exciting opportunities out there — whether we’re talking OTT or linear, non-scripted or scripted, regional or global,” says Courtney Campbell, President, JV Productions. “I want to see JV make the most of all of it.”

Under Campbell’s direction, the company is already in development on a new real estate format with HGTV US. They are also developing talent for a new adventure series with a major US broadcaster, negotiating their first book option deal with a UK publisher, and pitching and developing multiple projects in both the unscripted and scripted space.

Campbell has worked for JV Productions Inc. since its start in 1997. She has developed, executive produced, directed, and done script work on a wide variety of projects since the company’s inception — including their most popular lifestyle series: Selling New York (HGTV), Curse of the Frozen Gold (Animal Planet & History Canada), and Yours, Mine or Ours (Bravo US). Campbell is a journalism school graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic University. For Courtney Campbell’s full bio, please click here.

As Kirk Hipkiss moves into the position of Executive Vice President, he will continue to execute the creative style and vision for JV’s new development and future series, as well as spearhead new scripted opportunities for the company.  Since 2000, Hipkiss has acted as Executive Producer, Director and Editor for JV Productions Inc. Kirk’s full bio can be found here.

About JV Productions
JV Productions Inc. is an innovative production company based in Toronto, Canada. The company has been making high quality, entertaining and original documentary, reality and lifestyle programming since 1997. JV has produced hundreds of hours of television for networks around the globe. Highlights include Selling New York (HGTV), Curse of the Frozen Gold (Animal Planet & History Canada), and Yours, Mine or Ours (Bravo).

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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