Michelle Shipley

Producer / Production Manager / Fixer

” I am passionate, socially involved and motivated to see and bring about the best in every situation.”  P.S People like ME!

Michelle Shipley honed her craft in the Canadian film and television industry in roles as; the Development and Program Supervisor for the Comedy Network and as a Freelance Television Producer in Canada. She currently shares her passion for the film & television industry at Fanshawe College as a professor in the School of Contemporary Media’s – Advanced Filmmaking & Television Broadcast & Film Production programs.

As the Development & Program Supervisor for the Comedy Network, Michelle oversaw the development of several comedic narrative series, she masterminded crossover programming between The Buzz & Kevin Spencer as a media stunt. A highlight was crafting an episode of Kevin Spencer starring Canadian bands: Treble Charger and Sum 41.

Michelle produced & directed the FIRST episode special of CTV’s E-Talk Daily to air in PRIME TIME in 2003! It went on to WIN the SILVER AWARD for the best full-length television production promoting a national event at the International Festivals and Events Association & Awards.

In 2005, she created and sold her first original series, Girls Will Be Girls, to The Comedy Network. It was the only Canadian comedic series on air boasting an all-female cast between 2005 -2008 and went on to air on MTV2 in 2009.

A member of “the team”​ who launched the MTV Brand in Canada in 2006, she is responsible for bringing Canadian teen travel experts: S-Trip in as clients to create a collaborative and profitable brand partnership by producing and directing MTV Canada’s FIRST EVER Spring Break Programming.

Michelle has developed & delivered over 100 half hours of television programming to The Comedy Network, CTV, MTV, SLICE, ​& WTN on time and on budget! She is a creative mind with a black belt in the ​business of television.

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Fresh, never-seen locations, access to hard-to-book spaces like our airport and university, and a warm welcome for filming with plenty of support services… London, Ontario is open for business to the film and television industry for productions large and small.   

London can be whenever or wherever you want us to be. We have streetscapes and architecture that can stand in for cities across North America. Gorgeous in any season, ‘The Forest City’ is the 11th largest metropolitan area in Canada, capable of hosting any size of production. Our anchor position in Southwestern Ontario gives us access to rural, agricultural and unique small townscapes.  

We’re only 2 hours down the highway from Toronto, 1 ½ hours from Hamilton, and have an international airport, GoTrain and Via Rail access. Best of all, we boast a strong and growing local talent and crew capability. Our film office and the city are dedicated to providing location support, smooth permitting, access to reasonable accommodations and a positive production experience for local, national and international filmmakers. 

Call to let us help find the perfect locations for your next film or TV project. 

Interested in filming on City of London-owned properties? 

The City is here to assist with navigating policies and procedures associated with filming on City properties including parks, roads, sidewalks, and City-owned facilities/buildings. 

For more information please visit

 https://london.ca/sites/default/files/2020-09/Filming%20Policy.pdf 

Or contact Krista Broderick at:

kbroderi@london.ca or 519-661-2489 x 2379.