Phone / 514-591-1927      Email / Jennifer@filltheframe.org

Fill the frame with quality television.

A Canadian production company that provides both creativity and management.

About Us

Fill the Frame Productions is both an Ontario and Quebec, Canada based production company that creates award winning, unscripted television programming for the North American and International markets.

Jennifer McAuley is an award winning producer with over 30 years experience in all aspects of production from show running to directing to writing. She has been on both sides of production as a broadcast executive and senior producer.

 Jennifer has created over 300 hours of television programming, and developed over 100 new series and documentaries for Discovery US and Canada, Investigation Discovery, History Channel US, AHC, Reelz TV, Global, T&E, Motor Trend, W, TLC, Animal Planet, TVO, Discovery Kids, APTN, Knowledge Network, Access TV, and BBC Kids. She’s worked on international co-productions with Granada, BBC, Channel 4, M-Net, Nickelodeon, A&E and PBS.

With a commitment to creativity that takes flight while rooted in solid storytelling.

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Productions

Senior Positions

Development Producer – 10 months
Pixcom Productions
Developed and produced sizzle reels for factual and non-scripted series.

Development Producer – 1 year
CMJ Productions II Inc.
CMJ Productions II Inc.
Developed over 30 projects, produced demos and pilots, and had three series green-lit.

Production Executive – 5 years
TVO
Oversaw all five seasons of the award-winning Wild Kratts on a freelance basis.

Executive in Charge of Production – 3 years
TVO Kids – Preschool
Produced and wrote numerous segments and was production executive on outside productions.

 

Executive in Charge of Production and Business Affairs – 1 year
Kids CBC
Oversaw numerous animated, stop motion and live action series.

VP of Production and Development – 2 years
AJE Productions
Oversaw all production and development. Senior Producer on series.

Director of Development – 6 months
Ellis Entertainment/Ellis Vision Inc.
Developed and oversaw slate of over 30 shows.

Producer

Documentary Series

Restoration Garage (Seasons 4, 5, 6, and 7) – 48 X 1/2 hour episodes
Motor Trend (Discovery) Velocity (Bell Media)

Pixcom Productions Inc.

A documentary series following the owner and mechanics at a classic car restoration garage.

My Worst Nightmare – 10 X 1 hour
T&E

Pixcom Productions Inc.


A paranormal series about people’s worse nightmares.

Million Dollar Genius – 10 X 1 hour episodes
History Channel U.S.
CMJ Productions Inc.
A documentary series telling the tales of inventors who had tiny ideas that created huge wealth. 

Celebrity Legacies26 X 1 hour episodes
Reelz TV
CMJ Productions Inc.
A documentary series following the battles over famous celebrity’s legacies and estates.

Celebrity Damage Control – 26 X 1 hour episodes
Reelz TV
CMJ Productions Inc.
A documentary series following the missteps and downfalls of current celebrities and the damage control strategies they used to put themselves back on top.

Best Evidence10 X 1 hour episodes
Discovery US
AJE Productions Ltd.
A documentary series that examines unsolved events and mysteries by putting them to the test. 

Most Deadly – 3 X 1 hour episodes
Discovery US
AJE Productions Ltd.
A documentary series that examines in detail the most deadly plane crash, tornado outbreak and mountain ascent.

Superhumans – 6 X 1 hour episodes
TLC
AJE Productions Ltd.
A documentary series that profiles ordinary people who have survived extraordinary events and gone above and beyond.

Golden Years: Life Transformations – 1 X 1 hour
Global Television
AJE Productions Ltd.
A documentary that looks at four people over age 55 who transformed their lives in their later years.

 

Lifestyle Series

Room to Grow III – 13 X 30 min episodes
Global Television
AJE Productions Ltd.
A hosted backyard renovation series.

Planet Parent – 20 Segments X 13 X 30 min episodes
TVO
Telefactory
A magazine-style series that looks at stories and events related to parents and families.

Loving Spoonfuls – 13 X 30 min episodes
W Network
Behind the Apron Productions
A series that profiles grandmothers, their life stories and their ethnic cooking.

Pet Project I, II, III – 46 Segments X 30 min episodes
Life, Animal Planet, Discovery US, Channel 5
Pet Project Productions
A comedic documentary series that profiles crazy and heartwarming people and their pets.

Children's Series

CG Kids I, II, III – 46 X 30 min episodes
TVO, Discovery Kids, APTN, Knowledge Network, Access TV, BBC Kids
Summerhill Entertainment
A children’s series that follows two hosts as they adventure across Canada.

Gisèle’s Big Backyard (TVO) X 3 years
TVO
Produced hosted and scripted numerous segments for 10-hour daily preschool block.

Writer

How the World Ends – 3 X 1 hour episode
AMC (Discovery US)
CMJ Productions Inc.
A documentary series that examines plausible ways the world could end and the people and scientists at the heart of prepping or fighting. 

Boogeymen1 X 1 hour episode
Evasion TV, Travel
CMJ Productions Inc.
A documentary series that looks at creatures and mythical monsters that have become travel and tourism draws in North America.

Home Made1 X 1 hour episode
Evasion TV, Travel
CMJ Productions Inc.
A documentary series that looks at incredible structures and homes that have become tourist locations.

Stranger in the House – 1 X 1 hour episode
Investigative Discovery Channel U.S.
CMJ Productions Inc.
A documentary series that looks at true crime stories with interviews and re-creations.

Best Evidence10 X 1 hour episodes
Discovery US
AJE Productions Ltd.
A documentary series that examines unsolved events and mysteries by putting them to the test. 

Most Deadly – 3 X 1 hour episodes
Discovery US
AJE Productions Ltd.
A documentary series that examines in detail the most deadly plane crash, tornado outbreak and mountain ascent.

Superhumans – 6 X 1 hour episodes
TLC
AJE Productions Ltd.
A documentary series that profiles ordinary people who have survived extraordinary events and gone above and beyond. 

Gisèle’s Big Backyard (TVO) – Over 750 segments
TVO
Produced hosted and scripted segments for 10-hour daily preschool block.

CG Kids I, II, III – 46 X 30 min episodes
TVO, Discovery Kids, APTN, Knowledge Network, Access TV, BBC Kids
Summerhill Entertainment
A children’s series that follows two hosts as they adventure across Canada.

Zoboomafoo – 40 X 30 min episodes
PBS, TVO, CBC
Paragon Entertainment
Research and structured preschool wildlife hosted series.

Kratts’ Creatures – 40 X 30 min episodes
PBS, TVO
Paragon Entertainment

Research and structured school age wildlife hosted series. 

Flower Power10 X 30 min episodes
HGTV
Summerhill Entertainment
A hosted gardening series that looks at the history of flowers.

Development & Pilots

Pilots & Sizzle Reels Produced

  • As a Matter of Fact (Co-production with Germany) – Pilot
  • Bustin’ Bulls (Discovery)
  • Show Me the Money (Reelz TV)
  • Why Didn’t I Think of That (History)
  • Laughin’ Animals (Discovery, Animal Planet) – Pilot
  • Scared Silly (W Network) – Pilot
  • Behave! (W Network, Style) – Pilot
  • Adventures of Gabe & Allie (TVO, TFO) – Pilot

Series Developed (Select few)

  • Celebrity Divorce Battles (CMJ Productions)
  • Pop Goes the Wedding (CMJ Productions)
  • Reel Monstrosity (CMJ Productions)
  • On the Prowl – (Fill the Frame Productions)
  • Up the Creek – (Fill the Frame Productions)
  • Your Room is Ready – (Fill the Frame Productions)
  • Stunt School – (Fill the Frame Productions)
  • Mindy Match Up – (Fill the Frame Productions)
  • Unger Ground – (Fill the Frame Productions)

  • Invasion of the Botany Snatchers – (Fill the Frame Productions)
  • Good Grief – (Fill the Frame Productions)
  • The Pleasure Seeker – (Fill the Frame Productions)
  • GeoKids International (Summerhill Entertainment)
  • GeoKids (Summerhill Entertainment)
  • The Chef’s Castle (AJE Productions)
  • CG Kids (Summerhill Entertainment)
  • WildSide II (Atlantis Films)
  • Ultimate Guide to T-Rex (Discovery Channel)

Head of Research

Zoboomafoo – 40 X 30 min episodes
PBS, TVO, CBC
Paragon Entertainment
Research and structured preschool wildlife hosted series.

Kratts’ Creatures – 40 X 30 min episodes
PBS, TVO
Paragon Entertainment
Research and structured school age wildlife hosted series. 

WildSide13 X 30 min episodes
Nickelodeon, Family Channel, M-Net South Africa, Channel 4
Atlantis Films Inc.
Researched and structured a hosted magazine-styled wildlife series.

Magic or Medicine?4 X 1 hour episodes
The Discovery Channel, TVO, Channel Four England
Primedia Productions Ltd.
Researched and structured documentary series examining alternative and conventional medicine.

Brain Sex – 4 X 1 hour episodes
CBC, The Discovery Channel, BBC
Primedia Productions Ltd.
Researched and structured documentary series examining and testing the differences between men and women’s brains. 

Dinosaur! – 4 X 1 hour episodes
A&E, Global, Granada TV
Primedia Productions Ltd.
Researched and structured documentary series on dinosaurs and paleontologists.

Front Page Challenge – 13 X 30 min episodes
CBC
Game show involving celebrities and trivia.

Back to the Beanstalk – 2 hour special
CBC
A skating special featuring Elizabeth Manley and a variety of Canadian performers.

Social Media

Personal Blog
https://loghomedreamhome.ca/

Earth Unfiltered
Guest blogger on working with animals for documentaries.

International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television
Youth Media Alliances
Wrote article on YMA conference

Youth Media Alliance Blog
Youth Media Alliance Guest blogger
Wrote articles on interactive technology in children’s TV, and encouraging children’s creativity.

Canadian Geographic Kids Website
Canadian Geographic Magazine
Wrote all areas of CG Kids TV series website

 

Corporate

The Adventures of Sir Readsalot (TVO)
Live performance at Word on the Street and various libraries in Toronto

Invest in Kids (CBC)
Wrote speeches for live fund raising event

Canadian Geographic Kids I, II, III
Summerhill Entertainment
Wrote press releases and media packages for promotion and sponsorship for children’s TV series

Power Play (Nortel Networks)
Corporate video

Fashion Awards Promo (VH1)
News Behind the scenes segment

RSI is Real (Toronto Star)
Corporate video

Zoboomafoo Preschool Educational Research Guide
Paragon Entertainment
For Zoboomafoo TV series pre-production

Communications Officer
Ontario Ministry of Skills Development
Wrote numerous articles promoting student entrepreneur funding programs

News & Current Affairs

Sunday Arts Entertainment – Numerous segments
CBC
A 3-hour Sunday afternoon block featuring stories, segments and performances related to arts. 

Adrienne Clarkson’s Summer Festival6 X 1 hour
CBC
A hosted summer arts related series featuring a variety of stories and segments.

Various News Programs
Global TV

Editorial Assistant
Reporter – Kids Beat

CKO Radio
News and Entertainment Reporter

Various Newspapers
Freelance Reporter/Writer
Sarnia Observer, NOW Magazine (to name a few)

Awards & Nominations

  • Gemini Nomination 2011 – Best Preschool Program or Series – Gisèle’s Big Backyard
  • Gemini Nomination 2011 – Interstitial Host – Gisèle’s Big Backyard
  • Youth Media Alliance Award 2011 – Best Television Program, Interstitial – Gisèle’s Big Backyard

Memberships & Associations

  • Board Director, Lakeshore Arts
  • Women in Film & Television (WIFT-T)
  • Youth Media Alliance (YMA)
  • Theatre Ontario
  • Quebec Writers’ Federation

Education

  • Social Media for Public Relations, Humber College, 2013
  • Executive Management Program, WIFT, April 2012
  • Humber School For Writers, Summer Workshop, July 2010
  • Little Airplane Academy, Preschool TV Production Workshop, February 2009 – New York
  • Teletoon Masters Program: Writing for Animation, 2005 – Toronto
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Journalism 1987 – Ryerson University, Toronto
  • Digital Media Bootcamp, WIFT
  • Digital Journalism, Media Bistro

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