Category Archives: The ASSOCIATES

Kirk Cooper | Festival Strategist

Kirk Cooper is the founder of Film Market Access. Kirk has 10 + years of vast experience in the arts and entertainment industry, providing professional services in Communications, Marketing, Development and Project Management of special initiatives, industry events, film and television productions.

As a festival programmer working with young professional filmmakers, Kirk discovered that there is a lack of proper access and knowledge for most filmmakers attending Canadian and international festivals. He designed the FMA Program packages to incorporate knowledge of film commerce, great intuition and confident networking that are affordable for the young professional artist’s to increase their visibility.

Len D. Henry | Branding and Promotions

Len D. Henry is the visionary founder and currently a principal at fashcam – a fashion/music new-media platform designed for the integrated promotion of fashion, music and lifestyle products and has won numerous awards and nominations from BravoFACT!, VideoFACT and MuchMusic’s MMVAs.

fashcam is a collective of creative talent and smart services targeted at the branding and promotion of lifestyle products, music and fashion. From websites design to graphics to stills to moving images, animation, video – films on fashion or style on film, fashcam brings it all together to presents brands with style. fashcam understands that even though fashion is a mystery to many, everybody loves it – sort of a love/hate relationship. So fashcam brings brands to the people with panache. Even when your image-making needs are not directly about fashion, fashcam helps you get your goals and objective met – flawlessly fitted — made-to-measure.

Miki Nembhard | Director of Partnerships

Mekielia Nembhard a.k.a Miki Nembhard has made great strides from her humble begins in the western parish of Montego Bay Jamaica. In 2000, Miki left Jamaica to pursue her interest in Aviation, embarking on studies at the University of Western Ontario. It was there that she rediscovered her love for the arts and fashion. A love that has lead the “always on the go” Miki to launch and creatively direct fashion labels MN, Gia and events, PR and Marketing firms Meuze Inc.

During the short span of her career Miki has been honoured with numerous awards including Avante Garde Designer of the Year, showcasing at the world-renowned OSCARS, the 2009 Harry Jerome Young Entrepreneur Award and being named one of the top young business persons in the 2010 and 2011 Canadian Who’s Who 100th publication.
Miki as produced fashion shows and film festivals across the Caribbean, Europe, South and North America including LA, New York and Toronto. A young and passionate entrepreneur, Miki sees opportunities around every corner, and strongly believes that “knowledge and passion are the corner stones of success”. She continues to perfect her craft while completing her Masters in Corporate and Commercial Law and Business Administration with the University of London.

Kevin C. Pennant | PR & Publicity

Established in 2003, Pennant Media Group (PMG) is a boutique communications and public relations firm specializing in the music, entertainment, fashion, hospitality and lifestyle sectors. Kevin Pennant and his trained team of public relations practitioners bring over 20 years progressive communications and media relations experience to PMG. Based out of Toronto, with affiliates in Montreal, New York and Los Angeles, PMG offers services in brand development and media relations, providing individually tailored media campaigns to enhance the public exposure of its clients, reaching audiences on an international scale.

Orla Garriques | Producer, Curator

Orla Garriques is Toronto-based producer working at the junction of film, television, new media and the arts. She is an alumni of the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab and has worked for award-winning production companies and leading media organizations in development, business affairs, marketing and international sales on a range of entertainment brands. After 15 years working in the arts/entertainment sector she has achieved a careful balance between high-profile commercial work and independent projects that use media to produce entertainment and educational platforms. She is most passionate about the use of media to produce engaging and collaborative play-base learning initiatives for traditional and non-traditional learning environments.