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  Gregory B. Gallagher
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  2014 BLUE Ocean Film Festival judge. Winner 2014 Royal Reel Award @ Canada International Film Festival. Creator/producer of Jean-Michel Cousteau's "Ambassadors of the Environment" transmedia series.Sesame Street TV writer, travel author/photographer Michelin, Penguin + Fodors. Winner 2013 Rogers Documentary Fund Award. Executive-Producer of feature doc fllm "Legends of Magdalen" broadcast on CBC, The Documentary Channel, plus onboard Air Canada flights worldwide. Winner 2012 StoryNet Doc Film Challenge. Writing projects for National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Institute, Virgin Airlines, Explore Magazine and Jane Goodall Institute. Winner 2011 Story of the Year (CTO).Producer of Rolling Stone Magazine's Anniversary Documentary for CBC. Creator of "Universal Jazz" series: CBC/Ideas + Radio-Canada International, 15 one-hour documentaries tracing the history of jazz music and creators, producers and writers.

Work Info
 
Expertise
Producer (television) 15 Years
Writer 25 Years
Film, Music, Photography, Content Creation & Production 15 Years
Specialty
Environment & Nature 18 Years
Lifestyle 15 Years
Luxury Travel, Alternative Healing, Private Aviation, Jazz Music & Gourmet Cuisine 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
The Globe & Mail Dreamscapes Magazine (11+), American Airlines Latitudes Magazine (11+), Northstar Travel Media (Intelliguides) (11+), Travel Weekly Magazine (6-10), Ulysse Magazine (Paris) (6-10), VIA Rail Canada Destinations Magazine (3-5), National Geographic Traveler Magazine (3-5), LIAT Airlines ZiNG Magazine (3-5), Michelin Travel Guides (3-5), Doctors Review Magazine (3-5), Ensemble Vacations Magazine (3-5), EYEWITNESS TOP TEN TRAVEL MONTREAL & QUEBEC CITY (3-5), FODOR'S 2011 Montreal & Quebec City (1-2), Canadian Geographic Magazine (1-2), Groupe PVP (1-2), Hachette (Paris) (1-2), Home & Abroad LLC (1-2), EXPLORE Magazine (Taca Airlines) (1-2), Asian Sources Magazine (1-2), Cambridge Publishing & IIPTT (1-2), AAA Living Magazine (1-2), Smithsonian Magazine (1-2), VIRGIN Airlines First Class Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (11+), Southam News Group (11+), Studio 333 Photo + DeBelle Photography.com (3-5), VIA Rail Canada (3-5), Globelite Travel Marketing (3-5), Better Nutrition Magazine (3-5), Cote Nord Tremblant (3-5), Courrier International (Paris) (3-5), Home and Abroad LLC (3-5), Jane Goodall Foundation (3-5), JED New Media (3-5), Koolivoo Australia (1-2), Jean-Michel Cousteau TV Series (1-2), International Institute of Peace Through Tourism (1-2), Minister Quebec Tourism (1-2), P/S/L Group (medical news) (1-2), ParaFilms (see PlanktonChronicles.org on TED ED) (1-2), Parafilm's Plancton Chronicles (1-2), PURE Canada (Canadian Tourism Commission) (1-2), Grenadines Estate Villas (1-2), Explore Magazine TACA Airlines (1-2), Walking Down A Dream (1-2)
Other Work History
CANADIAN NATIONAL (CN) OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT - content production. VIA Rail Canada President & CEO (speech-writing)
Grenadines Estate Villas large-format book
Rolling Stone Magazine Anniversary Documentary
The Oscar Peterson Story (Biography)
"Willie Dixon: I Am the Blues" (Biography)
The Pointer Sisters Special (Biography)
Roberta Flack Special (Biography)
Olympus America Inc.
Canadian Airlines International (CP)
Jane Goodall Foundation
The International Ecotourism Society
Tourism & Travel Marketing/Press Materials
Computer Skills
Final Cut Pro, InCopy, Flash, Word, Excel, Mac OS 10.7.5, Photoshop, Adobe Professional
Technical Skills
Video interviewing/hosting, music editing, sound editing/mixing, photo/video editing, aerial photography, video production, documentary project management, graphics creation, website design and implementation, Ecommerce tooling, wildlife photography & original editorial content.
Equipment
MacProBook 2011, Olympus EM-1 Professional DSLR camera, Nikon D90, Flip Video HD camera, Livescribe PULSE pen, iPod & iTalk for interviews, plus a fully-equipped digital photography studio at: www.333photo.com
Foreign Language Skills
French at a fluid level in reading, writing & conversation & Spanish at more than basic level in all three areas.
Some basic Italian & German too.
Work Permits & Visas
I work around the world on an ongoing basis, including the U.S., Great Britain, Europe, Asia and Central America.
Unions
Society of Canadian Composers & Authors (SOCAN)
Association of Canadian Television & Radio Artists (ACTRA)
ELAN
References
Gina Roitman, writer, filmmaker & owner of G.Roitman & Associates. www.ginaroitman.com
Donna Vieira, Editor-in-Chief, Dreamscapes Magazine
www.dreamscapes.ca
Antonio Saladino, President, Canouan Resorts Development, Canouan Island, Saint-Vincent and the Grenadines, www.canouan.com

Awards
2014 Royal Reel Award from Canada International Film Festival
2013 Rogers Documentary Fund
2012 Winner of StoryNet Film Contest (Heritage Canada)
2011 Story of the Year 1st Prize from CTO (CaribbeanTourismOrganization) for "Guadeloupe: A Diver's Dream" published In Ensemble Vacation Magazine.
2008 Travel Guide of the Year Award (Guardian Newspaper Global Competition) for DK's Eyewitness Top Ten Travel Guides (Penguin).
Sesame Street Television Show awards
Critics Choice Award
Literary Press 1998
Canada Council for the Arts (Explorations Grant)
Ontario Arts Council Grant
Associations
Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
International Travel Writers Alliance (ITWA)
Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
Jazz Journalists Association (JJA)
MediaBistro
Freelance Success
Travelwriters.com
Canadian Tourism Commission
Association of Canadian Television & Radio Artists (ACTRA)
Qubec Writers Federation (QWF)
English Language Artists Network (ELAN)
Other
Exclusive agreement with JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU to develop and produce a transmedia series based upon his AMBASSADORS OF THE ENVIRONMENT children's program.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 1/12/2013)
My chapter contribution to the new book called "Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change to Tourism: Case Studies of Best Practice" edited by Louis D'Amore and Patrick Kalifungwa and published by Cambridge Publishing and the International Institute of Peace Through Tourism.
Corporate + Consumer  
(CBC & The Documentary Channel (Canada), 8/22/2013)
VIDEO Password: leonard. Our 45-minute film explores the myths & legends of hundreds of shipwrecks & sunken treasure off the remote Magdalen Islands, one of North America's greatest underwater cemeteries. Film centers upon Leonard Clark; local fisherman, farmer, mapmaker and amateur archeologist.
(Travel Guide to Canada, 2/1/2013)
Aboriginal tourism outfitters, sites, and adventures covering all areas of Canada, including the northern territories and Maritimes.
(Koolivoo, 12/12/2012)
Upscale book about African safari lodges across a wide variety of styles, destinations, and costs. I wrote the text for this book on a very tight deadline for Koolivoo in Australia.
(Ensemble Vacations Magazine, 9/1/2010)
1st Prize STORY OF THE YEAR from Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) annual contest. Guadeloupe in the French Antilles is a diving paradise offering numerous locations around this seven island archipelago. Easy to reach from North American hubs, the perfect vacation of sun, sand, and delicious
(Canadian Tourism Commission/PURE Canada, 7/1/2010)
The tale of a unique voyage following the same path along the mighty Saint Lawrence River which Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain followed when discovering New France. Leaving from Montreal, this converted ferry boat sails by Quebec City, the Chic-Choc Mountains, and the famous Percé Rock on i
(Canouan Resorts Development, 1/9/2010)
Exquisite promotional large-format coffee-table book presenting a series of ultra-luxury villas overlooking the Caribbean and the Trump International Golf Course on Canouan Island. These furnished residences are serviced 24/7 by the staff of the Raffles Resort & Amrita Spa.
(Penguin Group International/Dorling-Kindersley, 1/5/2010)
Fourth Edition of the award-winning (Guardian) travel guide about Montreal and Quebec City. Published in five languages by Penguin Group International under the Dorling-Kindersley imprint.
(Hachette Publishing, 1/4/2010)
Hachette's French edition of Top Ten Montreal et Quebec distributed in North America by Libre Expression.
(Minister of Tourism Quebec, 1/1/2009)
An overview of the best golf courses through the most popular regions of the Province of Quebec, Canada. Includes non-golf activities, accommodations and course information.
Consumer  
(TV series, website, game app, 11/22/2013)
Launch of "Ambassadors of the Environment Transmedia Series" in partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau and Groupe PVP. Unique concept begins with production of 13 half-hour TV episodes, plus an interactive website, game app, and stand alone videos.
(The Globe and Mail Newspaper's Dreamscapes Magazine, 1/4/2013)
Personal experience visiting the Bathurst Inlet Lodge near the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic. Owned 50/50 by native Inuit and the Warner family, this location is ideal for those truly wishing to get away from it all and commune with the wild.
(National Geographic Traveler, 10/1/2012)
A 2-page spread from downhill skier's POV over stunning St. Lawrence River Valley from atop Quebec's Le Massif Mountain. Highest accumulation yearly of powdered snow makes this mountain a magnet for those "in-the-know" for guaranteed downhill ski fun, but now so much more....
(Ensemble Vacations Magazine, 11/1/2010)
The Top 10 Ski Destinations in the World is the subtitle for this expansive look at where to best go catch air as a skier. From Lake Placid to Austria, Chile to Austria, B.C. to France, this story delivers.
(Virgin Airlines, 12/1/2009)
Canouan, meaning "turtle" in ancient Caribe, lies 100 miles west of Barbados, just southwest of Mustique and north of Tobago Cays. Part of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, this tiny destination is where Swiss-Italian property impresario Antonio Saladino has created his own recipe for success
(ZiNG Magazine (LIAT Airlines), 12/1/2009)
Guadeloupe charms travelers with a bevy of delights not to be missed and this one-pager weaves some of the best areas, attractions, and elements in this island group destination.
(Ensemble Vacations Magazine, 10/1/2009)
Whether religious, exploratory or athletic in nature, walking tours serve body, mind and spirit.
(Vantage Magazine, 9/8/2009)
Dynamo resort builder Mike Ryan creates a new level of luxury residential living with the building of the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, featuring his Seven Wonders of Seven Mile Beach.
(Polo & More Magazine , 6/1/2009)
Barbados-based luxury lifestyle magazine. Nearby Canouan Island, where the 2009 Sports Illustrated Magazine cover was shot, offers hidden treasures. This story walks the reader through the writer's first trip to Canouan, and his lasting impressions of this little bit of heaven in the Caribbean.
(NWA World Traveler Magazine, 2/1/2009)
When talking about European atmosphere in North America, you can't skip over Quebec City. And why would you want to? The French-speaking city is a traveler's dream, offering a dizzying mix of intriguing cultural, historic, gastronomic, and natural attractions.
(Vantage Magazine, 1/12/2009)
How one person takes an island community in the Caribbean out of the Middle Ages into contemporary life in a matter of 25 years. A remarkable journey by Antonio Saladino as he innocently visits the tiny island of Canouan during a sailing vacation, to his impassioned remake of the entire island.
(The Globe & Mail's DREAMSCAPES Magazine, 5/1/2008)
The story of the amazing turn of events in Bob Abrames life, which results in his re-creating one of the most famous outdoor excursions in the history of North America's discovery by Europeans. Without any modern conveniences to rely upon, Voyageur Bob and eight other canoeists are traversing the wi
(Globe & Mail/Privilege Magazine+Vantage Magazine website, 1/11/2008)
The elegant interior of Montreal's Gare Centrale/Central Train Station welcomes and bids adieu to passengers as they return and embark on an historic tradition of transcontinental train travel.
(Vantage Magazine, 1/9/2008)
Romance infuses any luxury train excursion with an elixir of sensory pleasures, enticing even the most skeptical of travelers into a kind of timeless reverie fit for royalty. The very sight of vintage rail carriages, decked out in shining brass and polished wood finery, ignites universal images.
(Smithsonian Magazine, 1/8/2008)
The story of the legendary Cape Cod Dune Shacks, where artists like American Theatre icon Eugene O'Neill, 50's beat writer Jack Kerouac, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Norman Mailer, abstract painters Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, and contemporary writer Michael Cunningham all struggled w
(National Geographic Traveler, 6/1/2007)
Off the churning waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence sits a duet of craggy islands called Saint Pierre et Miquelon, belonging to France. In fact, this is the last remnant of the once colonial powerhouse in North America. Find out where and when to visit, and what to watch out
(Explore Magazine, 2/1/2007)
An overview of luxury ecotourism in Central American countries, including Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.
(VIA Destinations Magazine, 1/4/2007)
Discover the enthralling Holland cruise adventure through the Inside Passage of British Columbia's vast wilderness on to the glacial wonders of the Alaska icefields.
Press Release Creation  
(Crest Photography Inc, 10/2/2008)
Creation of interactive press release on short notice to coincide with event at Smithsonian Institute. Brought together elements of creative writing, video placement, downloadable PDF file, trackbacking, live photography slide show, and traditional press release lingo, headline, sub-header and synop
Newsletter Feature  
(Vantage Magazine, 1/6/2009)
Expectations were very high at the International Symposium on Sustainable Tourism in Quebec City, and rightly so. Our collective environmental crimes of the past are no longer a fringe issue associated with someone in some obscure place. The excesses of our consumer lifestyles ignited in the 1950s,
Contact Info
  Gregory B. Gallagher
Montreal,  H2X1G6
Canada

E-Mail: gbgallagher@gmail.com
Website: http://www.gregorybgallagher.com