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Samantha graduated Ryerson University with a Radio and Television Arts Degree in 2006 and immediately started working at MuchMoreMusic. While in school, Samantha worked on shows such as Canadian Idol, E-Talk Playlist, The Gemini Awards as well as Next To Me, a short film she Produced in Melbourne Australia. Her hard work, creativity and ability to generate compelling and innovative story ideas at MuchMoreMusic, landed her the position as Associate Producer.
While working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment, she never turned down the opportunity work on MuchMusic as a voice over artist. She has voiced character driven cartoons on Stars Gone Wild and Totally Untrue History of... and voiced a 30 second narration skit on Were Experiencing Technical Difficulties. She also voiced Pilot's for MuchMoreMusic, such as Tunes for Tools, a character/puppet driven comedy and narration on Are You Kidding Me, a show she created, wrote and produced.
After almost three years at MuchMoreMusic, Samantha decided to pursue Freelance Announcing at Humber College. While in school, Samantha volunteered her time at MuchMusic, working on shows such as MuchMusic’s disBAND as well as her 4th MMVA’s in June of 2009. This year, Samantha Wrangled the Jonas Brothers, having to coordinate with floor directors and producers to ensure the Jonas’ made it to each stage during the live show. In previous years, she also Wrangled Amanda Bynes, Girlicious, VJ Devon Soltendieck, and the cast of Degrassi High at Shmooze Fest.
She has experience working on all formats of television and radio, from music to reality and documentary to live television and film, Samantha has no limits when working on entertaining and innovative shows. Her responsibilities over the years have included: Television/Radio Production; Voice Over Acting; Producing; Writing; Pitching; Hosting; On-Air supervising; Casting; Production Coordinating; Audio/Video Editing; Unit Assisting and Wrangling.
Samantha is currently working as Associate Producer with Cinematographer and Executive Producer, Michel Zeynali, on a new reality/documentary series, Dream Wedding Planners. During this time, she will continue to pursue freelance announcing and producing.
English, English (North American), English (British), English (Australian), English (New Zealand)
Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand, North American
Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN TV AND RADIO
June 2007 - Present
MuchMusic/MuchMoreMusic character and narraytion
Associate Producer: Dream Wedding Planners (Reality/Documentary TV Series)
October 2009 - Present
Coordinating talent and casting calls while contacting networks and creating content for www.dreamweddingplanners.ca.
Production Assistant: Canada’s Walk of Fame
Researching and screening footage of JD Roberts from MuchMusic archives for Canada’s Walk of Fame induction ceremony
Associate Producer: MuchMoreMusic
May, 2008 – December, 2008
Producer and Writer: Profile; MMM Countdown and MMM Messed Up
Packaging Producer and Writer: MMM OnTours and MMM Coming Ups
Back in Love, Stars Gone Wild, Tip of My Tongue, Listed and promotions department
Voiceover Acting (MuchMusic/MuchMoreMusic):
Totally Untrue History of…; WETD; Stars Gone Wild; Are U Kidding Me?
Wrangling Celebrities (MMVA’s and Schmooze Festival): Amanda Bynes; VJ Devon Soltendieck; Girlicious and the cast of Degrassi High
Producer Responsibilities: Writing; Paper Editing; Field Producing; Coordinating and Booking talent; Supervise audio sessions for On-Air talent; Oversee shooting and editing; Coordination and booking of facilities; Pitching; Packaging; Researching; Non-Linear Editing knowledge; Voice-Over acting; Cancon awareness and Clearance
Unit Assistant: MuchMoreMusic
June, 2006 – April, 2008
Producer : Are U Kidding Me? (Pilot)
Pitching; Script writing; Talent Coordinating; Voice-over talent; Casting; Music Master knowledge; Researching using Gettyimages, X17, Splash, Pump Audio and APM Music
Unit Assistant responsibilities: Researching; Photoshop; Music Clearance; Transcribing; Mini DV Camera Operator for Nosedive; Finding eye-catching sound bites, SFX, music video’s as well as using resources such as Gettyimages, X17, Splash, Pump Audio and APM Music.
Unit Assistant Intern: MuchMoreMusic
November, 2005 – May, 2006
Production Assistant and Stand In: Canadian Idol
January, 2004 – August, 2004
Red Carpet: Toronto International Film Festival
September , 2009
Jonas Brothers wrangler: MuchMusic Video Awards
Production Assistant: disband: MuchMusic
Presenter: Tara Awards (Ryerson University)
Production Assistant: E-Talk Playlist
July 2005 - September, 2005
Production Assistant: Gemini Awards
Camera Operator for local news coverage: Cogeco TV10 (Niagara Falls)
Humber College: Freelance Announcing Certificate
May, 2009 – December 2009
*Demonstrate pacing and inflection techniques commonly used to sell narrative and documentary scripts; Radio hosting and ‘on-camera’ performance workshops
Ryerson University: Radio and Television Arts Degree
2002 – 2006
RMIT University: Advanced Television Production (Melbourne, Australia)
February 2005 – June 2005
Brock University: Communications – Media and Culture stream
2001 - 2002
BEAC Award for Savvy Sophistication (lifestyle show)
Tara Awards for Best Radio Show (Stage Manager)
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