Montreal-based factual producer CMJ Productions has reached a development deal with veteran journalist and author Steve Miller to create and produce original true crime series.
While the nature of the shows is yet to be determined, the series will be unscripted and will tap into Miller’s experience in true crime.
Miller, who has authored eight books, including four true crime titles, has over 22 years of experience as a street beat reporter, covering everything from murder and terrorism, to government malfeasance.
He served as a national correspondent for The Daily Beast, People Magazine and U.S. News and World Report. He won the 2011 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award for investigative journalism.
In 2012 he was honored as an Edgar Award finalist (Best Fact Crime category) for the book, Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender, which explored the murderous escapades of the women dubbed the female Charles Manson.
“CMJ Productions is thrilled to be working with Steve to leverage his unique access and distinct POV and generate exciting new true crime programming,” said Judith Beauchemin, president of CMJ, in a statement. “With our expertise in crime-based television and Steve’s probing perspective, we look forward to producing compelling, addictive and one-of-a-kind series for the international marketplace.”