John Kitchener and Patrick Beedle launched Magnetic Productions in October, 2009.
Since then, Magnetic has been extremely busy developing and producing quality programming for national cable networks. The company currently has over 70 full-time staff working on a wide variety of series—with several new series in various stages of development.
Our top-notch team of writers, producers, and editors bring with them years of experience working for a variety of networks, including: Discovery, Travel, History, MTV, TLC, We, Food Network, and, of course, HGTV and DIY.
Our goal is to keep doing creative, high-quality programming that is deeply rewarding—for us, for the networks we serve, and for the viewers who love our shows.
Before starting Magnetic Productions, John was Executive Producer & Director of Development for Edelman Productions—a Real Screen Global 100 Production Company.
Before that, John was Executive Producer at Broadview Media in Minneapolis. Over the years, John has created and produced programming for HGTV, DIY, Travel Channel, History Channel, Discovery, and others. John has won a number of awards for his work, including a national Emmy™.
A hard-core traveler, John has bounced across the globe for both work and play—from Afghanistan and the Himalayas to Africa and the Amazon.
Executive Vice President
Patrick Beedle got his start at the Polish National Film School in Lodz, Poland, studying film directing.
Before launching Magnetic Productions with John Kitchener, Patrick Beedle was Director of Production at Edelman Productions in Minneapolis—overseeing staff, budgeting, and workflow across multiple hit series.
Prior to that, Patrick worked for a number of production companies in Los Angeles on feature films, commercials, and television.
His wealth of experience in production and post management, budgeting, scheduling, and logistics has made him an invaluable part of Magnetic Productions' success.