Nominated for the award: Film & Television and Digital Arts
Company: Out There Productions
Position: Owner / Executive Producer
Biography: Melissa DiMarco is a recognized, successful Producer, Showrunner, Performer, Director, Journalist, and Social Media Influencer within the Film, Television and Digital Media industry. On her own merits, 14 years ago, she started her own production company and achieved the honour of creator, producer and star of one of the longest running comedy series in Canada: “Out There with Melissa DiMarco”. Melissa’s acclaimed as a performer in Degrassi: The Next Generation and Hustle: The Pete Rose Story. As a producer, her content attracts A-listers like George Clooney, Oprah, Elton John and Drake. She diversified into digital media as a social media producer and influencer. With her finger on the pulse of the ever-changing landscape of digital content, she brings viewers, brands and Fortune 500 companies millions of impressions. Melissa’s hard work and vast knowledge of the industry has paid off. Today she owns two successful production companies, producing 100s of hours of content for numerous networks, including Rogers, Corus, FOX, Out TV. Her achievements include 2-Time Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Excellence at the U.S. International Film and Video Festival, Los Angeles and being nominated for Best TV Show, Canadian Comedy Awards. As a proud Torontonian and industry leader, Melissa inspires other woman and all those around her to reach their highest potential. If you were to describe Melissa DiMarco, it would be, a woman who, on her own merits, successfully pursued her dreams and paves the way for others.