In her role as Vice President & Executive Producer at Insight, Shannon skillfully combines her creative talents with keen business acumen. In 2015, Shannon launched the company’s Los Angeles office to spearhead growth into the U.S. marketplace and is responsible for its infrastructure and daily operations, along with helping to plan, strategize and implement overall U.S. creative and business development. Dividing her time between Los Angeles and Toronto, Shannon works in both scripted and unscripted, and is the driving force behind the creation, development, financing and production of a slate of original projects for multiple platforms for the U.S., Canadian and International markets.
Shannon co-created and produced the one-hour prime-time drama series Falcon Beach for ABC Family and Global Television which has sold to over 115 territories worldwide. The series and its associated digital extension earned Shannon a Gemini nomination for Best Cross Platform Project. Other credits include the comedy special A Russell Peters’ Christmas which was the highest rated original Christmas special on Canadian television in 16 years and CTV’s most-watched Canadian holiday special of all time; the one-hour suspense drama Sabbatical for CTV; the comedy series The Jon Dore Television Show for The Comedy Network and IFC; Bell Media’s first digital original Joke or Choke, a half-hour comedy competition series co-produced with Howie Mandel; and the multi-award winning comedy series But I’m Chris Jericho! for CBC.
Shannon earlier served as Co-Director of Drama Development and Business Affairs working on numerous Insight shows including Canadian Idol for CTV, The JUNO Awards for CTV and Sponk! for Noggin.