In depth understanding and knowledge of event production and operations with an ability to grasp and oversee hospitality and logistics movements of an event.
More than 20 years working in the media including 15 years as a TV producer on Canada’s most successful TV shows and historic live television events.
Seasoned PR specialist and event producer bringing extensive knowledge of media production, messaging, communications, influencer relations and creating buzz.
lAUNCHED MONTREAL ETALK bureau
Solely launched and set up Bell Media Entertainment Group’s Quebec office; etalk, Fashion Television, E! & Bravo, MTV Canada and Much Music. Provided multiplatform content for all CTV affiliates and Bell Media broadcast partners on both sides of the border.
rECRUITED SOPHIE GREGOIRE TRUDEAU
Had the great honor to produce Sophie for close to six years as our Quebec Correspondent on etalk bringing the Quebec star system to the mainstream in Canada.
Produced the grammys live red carpet broadcast
2 years in a row
Full knowledge of service from concept to execution
Decisive problem solver & operationally efficiency
Organized & capable at producing large scale events with contingency plans
Able to function with ease in environments with high profile individuals.
Produced, attended or worked at several thousand events.
Freelance producer & COMMUNICATIONS consultant
Oct. 2015 – Present
Projects include: Developing a Children’s show pilot with a Canadian storyteller, Consulting on a Digital Platform, Commercial work plus various PR contracts.
Supervising Producer, Breakfast Television Montreal
May 2013 – August 2015
Recruited staff, secured strategic brand partners, developed innovative integrated content and oversaw production and execution of daily show.
Acted as Interim Supervising Producer for Sports Central Montreal during companywide restructuring.
Established and maintained relationships with key Quebeckers and representatives of community and public interest groups.
PRODUCER, The GRAMMYS lIVE RED CARPET SPECIAL
2014 & 2015
Acted as liaison between Record Labels, Artist Management and network Executives during the Grammys Live broadcast
April 2004 – May 2013
Produced exclusive content and managed a coveted VIP database of contacts from Hollywood to Ottawa covering events ranging from the Governor Generals Awards and movie set visits to the Toronto Film Festival, the Grand Prix, the Olympics, Grey Cup and UFC.
FIELD PRODUCER, FASHION TELEVISION
April 2005 – April 2012
Generated content and high profile interviews for FT and In Fashion immediately following Bell Media’s acquisition of CHUM.
Produced Jeanne Beker.
June 2003 – June 2013
Contributed to several magazines and newspapers including; Flare, New York Post, In Touch and Starinc (Quebec).
PUBLICIST, gRAND PRIX
March 2003 – June 2003
Consultant and Guest list management for the Mercedes Ball where I hired Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau to host.
Produced a private event for Belinda Stronach in honor of Prince Andrew
SENIOR PUBLICIST, FLARE MAGAZINE
April 2004 – September 2004
Organized and planned Flare Magazine’s 25 year celebration for the Quebec market.
Managed all media, press and public appearances for the editor.
PUBLICIST, L’OREAL CANADA, BUONANOTTE, tIME sUPPER cLUB, jENNIFER fINNIGAN, cOLUMBIA tRISTAR
December 1999 – September 2004
Developed and implemented numerous public relations plans and promotional events for a large roster of clients
SERVICE INDUSTRY: Manager, Bar & Server
1985 – 1999
Worked at some of Toronto and Montreal’s top restaurants;
Bistro 990, Le Paradis, Canoe , Jump , Senator, etc.
Daniel et Daniel, Jeffrey Roicke , etc.
Concordia university, BA ENGLISH 1994
Available on request