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VYVYAN CAMPBELL, PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

VYVYAN CAMPBELL, PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Vyvyan Campbell’s diverse career in television and film spans over 30 years and several continents.  From a young age, Vyvyan performed in all manners of entertainment, including acting in television/film and dancing on stage in London’s West End.  This early experience served as an asset when she moved to Canada and became a producer.  Since 1989, Vyvyan has achieved an outstanding reputation as a producer in lifestyle and reality television.  Most recently, her programming has garnered critical acclaim on top cable networks across Canada and the US.


COURTNEY CAMPBELL, EXEC. VICE PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

COURTNEY CAMPBELL, EXEC. VICE PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Courtney has been working in the world of TV production for over two decades and has been with JV Productions Inc. since its inception in 1997.  A graduate of Canada’s top journalism school, Ryerson Polytechnic University, she feels passionately about combining strong storytelling with strong visuals and it’s her goal to see that reflected in each concept the company develops and creates. 


KIRK HIPKISS,  EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & EDITOR

KIRK HIPKISS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & EDITOR

Kirk has been in the television production business for over 16 years.  Beginning his career as an editor for Canada’s top two national news networks (CBC and CTV), Kirk learned how to use his time efficiently, find the story quickly and tell it effectively.


DANA J. OLKKONEN, VP OF DEVELOPMENT

DANA J. OLKKONEN, VP OF DEVELOPMENT

Dana J. Olkkonen joined JV Productions as Vice President of Development in September of 2015. She is responsible for managing the company’s development team through the creation, execution and sale of unscripted content to major cable outlets. Dana is based out of the company’s Los Angeles office. 


ASHLEY CAMPBELL, SENIOR PRODUCER

ASHLEY CAMPBELL, SENIOR PRODUCER

Ashley has worked behind and in front of the camera for over 20 years.  She began her career acting in television and film at the age of eight, and pursued a career as a professional actress and television host in North America and Europe well into her twenties. 

TED WALLACE, LEAD EDITOR AND POST SUPERVISING PRODUCER

TED WALLACE, LEAD EDITOR AND POST SUPERVISING PRODUCER

Ted Wallace has been working with JV Productions for over ten years.  As Lead Editor and Supervising Post Producer, he has been responsible for shaping the style and stories of some of JV’s most successful television series...


SUZAN MAZUR, LINE PRODUCER

SUZAN MAZUR, LINE PRODUCER

Suzan has been an active and involved member of the Canadian film and television industry for 15 years. Her hands have been in hundreds of hours of programming; in-studio, documentary, factual and scripted. 

CRAIG STEWART, POST COORDINATOR AND LEAD ASSISTANT EDITOR

CRAIG STEWART, POST COORDINATOR AND LEAD ASSISTANT EDITOR

Craig learned how to count from the rhyme “1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you.” A ravenous horror fanatic, Craig is a writer and director of everything macabre.  At JV Productions, he lends his infectious enthusiasm to keep the gears oiled...


DIANE BIHUNIAK, PRODUCTION BOOKKEEPER

DIANE BIHUNIAK, PRODUCTION BOOKKEEPER

Diane joined JV Productions in 2011 as the company’s Bookkeeper. She began working in the television production industry five years ago on Live Here, Buy This! and has built a thorough knowledge of the industry’s specific accounting needs.


VANESSA LORELLI, OFFICE COORDINATOR

VANESSA LORELLI, OFFICE COORDINATOR

Vanessa's is the first face you will be greeted by at JV’s Toronto office. Since 2013, she has made it her priority to assist everyone’s needs and ensure everything in the office is running smoothly.  As a media studies and journalism graduate, her passion for television is no coincidence...