• CONTENT CREATOR | SUPERVISING PRODUCER | PRODUCTION MANAGER

     

    CHARMAINE WONG

  • About Me

    I began my career more than 20 years ago as a production assistant for TVOkids. On the weekends, I was in the CHUM building as an editor for what is now CTV Sci-Fi and E! Canada. Desperate to become a producer, I left to pursue the freedom of creating my own programs at Rogers TV Toronto. I first honed my skills as a chase producer for veteran journalist Dale Goldhawk. I then utilized my technical skills and became a preditor, creating lifestyle, entertainment and sports magazine shows. A new challenge presented itself at OMNI Television, where I helped created national newscasts in multiple languages, lifestyle series and Blue Jays baseball broadcasts in Tagalog. I was fortunate enough to produce two national leaders debates on CityTV. Never backing down on a new challenge, I shifted to home TV shopping and have become addicted to the thrill of instantaneous ratings and viewer engagement via items sold.

  • Projects

    A few of the programs I've been a part of over the years

    Beyond Style Matters Podcast

    September 2020 - Supervising Producer

    Canadian media icon Jeanne Beker changed the face of fashion reporting with the internationally acclaimed Fashion Television. For almost three decades, Jeanne took us behind the scenes of the world’s most famous runways. At TSC, she has demystified trends for a home-shopping audience with Style Matters with Jeanne Beker. She now expands her reach with Beyond Style Matters, giving listeners insider access to fashion’s top designers, trend-setters and most fabulous players. Join Jeanne and her guests as they share their stories, examine the true meaning of style and discuss some of the hottest topics disrupting a trillion-dollar business.

    Susan Yull's 25th Anniversary Special

    August 2020 - Supervising Producer

    Susan Yull is Canada's longest-serving TV-shopping host! She began her career at TSC when the channel only aired still images. This special was a curated collection of her favourite items and brands at special pricing and a poignant walk down memory lane.

    Ending Racism: What Will it Take?

    June 2020 - Producer

    The death of George Floyd brought the Black Lives Matter movement to a pivotal moment in history. Rogers Sports & Media came together to create a special that would address the feelings and sentiments of the BIPOC community. Cityline's Tracy Moore and Sportsnet's Donnovan Bennett co-hosted. I never felt more pressure to get a show right than this one.

    59th GRAMMYs Red Carpet Special

    January 2017 - Supervising Producer

    CityTV made their annual trek down to LA LA land to take their place on the red carpet for music's biggest night. This is one of CityTV's biggest projects and was a huge amount of work, but thanks to a great team, the show was flawless.

    Blue Jays: Pinoy Edition

    January 2017 - Supervising Producer

    With the success of Hockey Night in Canada - Punjabi edition, OMNI Television wanted to expand their sports programming for the Filipino community. In a matter of months, we found the right talent and were able to launch the first ever MLB game in Tagalog.

    Maclean's National Leaders Debate

    August 2015 - Producer

    The first national leaders debate outside the consortium was nabbed by Paul Wells and Maclean's magazine. Leveraging all the resources of Rogers Media, I had the tremendous fortune to produce a wonderful debate and event that kicked off the 2015 federal election.

    Celebrating the Lunar New Year

    January 2016 - Executive Producer

    OMNI Television's sales team understood Chinese New Year to be the Super Bowl for potential sponsors, and was looking for something they could sell to advertisers. We created a lifestyle variety special featuring musical performances, fashion tips and cooking demos which resulted in an uptick of sponsors and a grand prize viewer giveaway of airfare to China!

    TSC Spotlight

    July 2020 - Supervising Producer & Creator

    TSC is filled with vendors whose story began with an idea and big dreams. TSC Spotlight was created to highlight the brand and their founder in a half-hour series. Spotlighted brands include Beauty Bio, Vitatree, Heidi Daus, Imperial Pearls and KORRES.

    Welcome to Canada: What You Need to Know

    August 2018 - Creator & Supervising Producer

    Scotiabank commissioned a series for newcomers and we felt the best thing we could do is give them advice from those who had already gone through their challenges. Welcome to Canada: What You Need to Know was targeted at Chinese and South Asian newcomers. Established immigrants shared all the things they wish they had known and what the guidebooks didn't tell them.

    The Local Campaign

    2003-2015 - Senior Producer

    Rogers TV was known for producing local debates for each ward and riding locally. Toronto is home to 44 municipal wards and 23 provincial and federal ridings. For more than a decade, I invited and organized the televised debates for all the municipal, provincial and federal elections. I didn't keep an official count, but it's safe to say I've produced over 500 debates in my career.

    Why I Chose Canada

    July 2017 - Creator & Producer

    As Canada celebrates 150 years, OMNI Television produced this special that highlighted the stories of various immigrants and their personal journeys to their new home.

  • Skills

    Things I've picked up over the years

    Executive Producer

    Sourcing Talent & Crew, Commissioning Creative, In-house Collaboration, Working with marketing & communication

    Production Manager

    Budgets, CRTC Hearings, Sponsorships, Sales Projects, Production Scheduling

    Producer

    Coaching talent, Writing scripts, Research, interviewing, creating rundowns, location scouting, field producing, paper editing, sourcing music & broll

    Post-Production

    AVID Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects

    Social Media

    Launching and curating Facebook pages, Twitter copy, creating click-worthy thumbnails and social copy

    Control Room

    LIVE show experience, familiar with control room software, Xpression, Prompter, Playback systems like SMS, Quantel server

    Writing

    Promos, Talent Intros/Extros and voiceovers, Web copy, social posts, news reports

    Field Production

    Directing of crew and talent on-set, liaising with camera op for shots, pre-production location planning, storyboarding and paper editing

  • Feel free to connect with me

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