About Geneviève

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I'm an "ideas, communication and vision" type. Good with concepts and seeing the bigger picture. Wisdom and values oriented. I'm a great researcher, sifter, editor, tuning fork, aggregator, brainstormer, mediator, assessor and communicator. I excel at maintaining the focus and integrity of ideas. Solid organization skills.

WORK EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH (Web) Self-directed, 2009-present

• Currently building database in view of new media platform featuring innovation, progressive thought and initiatives that foster positive global change across various fields.

CREATIVE DIRECTION (Television) Creative Director - Wabunganung Film, 2009-10

• Content / story supervisor, collaborated on all phases of production of Sparkle, an Evening with Andrea Menard, a documentary performance TV special.

WRITING (Advertising) Freelance Writer - Martel et co, 2007-2008

• Adapted national campaigns for Quebec market (television and print)
• Created original pitch concepts and participated in brainstorms
• Co-developed animated TV spot for French market (concept, story board, theme song)

SCRIPT EDITING (Film) Consultant - Various, 2007-present

• Edited feature film script The Art of Living by Paula Costain; edited mini-series script The Women in Me by Andrea Menard and Paula Costain
• Consultant on feature film script Maternidad by Sabine El Gemayel; consultant on documentary feature Mysteries of the Northern Lights by Geoff Hart

DESIGN (Print, Web) 2008-present

• Created Lulubird online shop selling original hand-drawn inspirational designs on t-shirts and fabric items: www.lulubird.wordans.com
• Consultant for website and business card design for Société du Goût

TRANSLATION (English to French) Translator - 2007-present, including:

• Interviews for Le Rebut Global, environmental doc series
• Content for Voyage à travers la nuit, television doc series
• Journalistic text on Haiti for photojournalist Darren Ell
• Telecentre newsletter (NGO spreading Internet access in developing countries)

TRANSCRIPTION 2009-present, including:

• Interview transcripts for various McGill-funded medical research projects
• Transcripts for various television productions, including Democracy Now

ACTING AND VOICE WORK (Theatre, film, TV)

• Acted in dozens of plays, films, series and commercials, 1997-2008
• Voice Artist for hundreds of films, live or animation series, documentaries and advertisements (TV announcer credits include Nintendo, Cirque du Soleil, Saab, L’Oréal and Maybelline) 2000-present (Acting resume + Voice demo available at www.davidremington.com)

PRODUCTION (Film)

• Wrote, produced and directed In One Eye and Out the Other (17 min, 1992)
• Co-wrote, co-produced and co-directed Tied (10 min, 1991)
(Presented at the Montreal Film Festival, in Student Category)

DISTRIBUTION (Film) Marketing, Press Relations, Programming Assistant - Alliance Vivafilm, Behavior Film and Film Tonic, spanning 1992 to 2000

• Took part in marketing, releasing and programming films in Quebec market
• Handled visiting stars (such as Julie Delpy, Jaqueline Bisset, Emmanuelle Béart, Hulk Hogan, Patrick Bruel)
• Handled media communications; coordinated premieres, press releases and interviews.

EDUCATION

Theatre Studies: Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal, 1994-97
BA - Communication Studies (film option): Concordia University, Montreal, 1989-92
DEC – Arts & Communications: Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Montreal, 1987-89

LANGUAGES
English and French (fluent written-spoken) / Italian (basic written-spoken)

VOLUNTEER WORK
Democracy Now rush transcripts (2011) / TED translator (2009-2012) / SPCA Puppy Mill Rescue dog rehabilitation (2007-2010) / / INCA reader of audio books for the blind (1998-2001)

INTERNSHIPS AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING
Film Editing / Script Continuity / Television Production / Advanced film dubbing / French diction / American speech / Singing / Reiki (spanning 1989 to 2008)

Languages

English, French, Italian

Areas of Expertise

Voice Artist / Actress, Editing - Professional / Creative projects, Creative / artistic director, Researching, Curating, Sifting - Web content, Idea generating and Brainstorming, Translation - English to French, French to English, Transcription - English or French, Drawing and Painting

An idea worth spreading

Changing our media and storytelling culture to highlight and feature more of what is positive, inspiring, transformational, progressive, empowering, visionary, global and hope-based.

(as opposed to dramatic / neurotic / fear-based media and entertainment culture that is mostly prevalent still.)

I'm passionate about

Creativity -- Transformation / evolution -- Personal and global healing -- Interconnectedness -- Compassion -- Human + animal + planet welfare -- Authentic expression -- Joy