Hello TPL Team,

I would be honoured to bring my decade of experience in production and talent relations to the Senior Producer position (posting #18-380EXT) with the Toronto Public Library.

As a broadcast, digital media, and live event producer, I curate, plan, and execute projects for major networks and platforms.

Specific to the literary world, I am very proud of my associations with the Scotiabank Giller Prize and Canada Reads.

For CBC’s long-running and popular Air Farce comedy troupe, I book, negotiate, and coordinate a large roster of talent and celebrity guests from the worlds of entertainment, sports, news, and politics, while overseeing all online and social media components as well as traditional and digital marketing. (I also welcome the live studio audience to our tapings with an interactive spin on the traditional TV “warm-up.”)

My work with the Canadian Screen Awards, Just For Laughs, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Hot Docs in recent years has allowed me unparalleled access to some of the biggest names of stage and screen from Canada and around the world, as well as their representatives, publicists, and agents, resulting in a strong and significant contact base.

Most importantly, this unique position with the TPL appeals to me because I am passionate about celebrating and promoting talent, engaging the public, and creating compelling programming for large audiences.

Thanks very much,

Mark Selby
647.999.1554  •  m.selby@me.com