President and CEO of Magee TV, Al Magee has created and produced hundreds of hours of innovative television content for both domestic and international audiences. Combining the disciplines of producer, writer, and story editor he continues to push the boundaries of emerging genres. The Smart Woman Survival Guide for the W Network, was one of Magee TV’s first and most notable television series – a scripted comedy that exploits Magee’s unique lifestyle and dramatic experience.
Magee has developed and produced some of the most successful lifestyle series television. Multi-season series such as HGTV’s Design Rivals, Love by Design, Designer Guys (with Westwind Pictures), LIFE Network’s So Chic, and Food Network Canada’s Partydish, and Fixing Dinner (with Joe Media) are all products of Magee’s creative and pioneering force. In 2008, Magee TV has also produced the second season of Superstar Hair Challenge for Slice, as well as the upcoming Everyday Exotic for the Food Network.
As the Creative Consultant to Showcase for all of its original drama through to March 2007, Al Magee was a key player in the development and production of pop culture hits Trailer Park Boys, Slings & Arrows, Kink, Kenny vs. Spenny, Billable Hours and Rent-A-Goalie, and debuting series Pure Evil, Retail and The Selkirk Foundation. As a feature film story editor, Al has worked with many of Canada’s most prolific and influential indie filmmakers. Vincenzo Natale (Cube), Don McKellar & Bruce MacDonald (Highway 61, Roadkill), Scott Smith (Roller Coaster), Clement Virgo (Rude ,Poor Boy’s Game), are all feature films that Magee has lent his development expertise to, and most recently Fido, Poor Boys Game and Pushing Up Daisies. Al has just finished executive producing the third season of CBC’s smash comedy Little Mosque on the Prairie.
Al is also dedicated to the development of a thriving Canadian television industry lending his know-how to numerous advisory committees and juries; and equally committed to the development of the industry’s emerging talent. He is a mentor and workshop leader with the Canadian Film Centre and the National Screen Institute, numerous mentorship programs. He also consults to broadcasters throughout the world. Al was also the recipient of the 2008 Alex Barris Mentorship Award from the Writer’s Guild of Canada.
Al resides in Toronto, Canada. When not making television he is a devoted supporter of minor hockey, sponsoring numerous minor hockey teams and cheering loudly for his four young sons.