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Entertainment publicist Diane Foy has spent fourteen years’ at the helm of her own public relations agency based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Specializing in music and film publicity she oversees all aspects of her clients’ media goals from image to branding, press kits to interviews, social media to event planning.

MUSIC

Since 2004, Diane has been an in-demand music publicist, providing publicity, management and consulting services.  She has represented artists in rock, pop, country, jazz, R&B, hip-hop and new age from all over the world.

As an active FACTOR Juror, Diane knows what it takes to launch a successful album release. She has acted as a mentor or participated in panels for Canadian Music WeekMusic Ontario, Indie Week, North by North East and the Northern Ontario Music & Film Conference.

Media outlets have sought her out for interviews including Straight Talk on Sun News Network (PR crisis management for celebrities), CanWest News (image & branding coach), Indie Can Radio on XM (music publicist), chartattack (music publicist), fyi Music (Queen of the Industry, Music Publicist), Canadian Music Network and Spill Magazine (music business coach).

FILM & TV

As a film publicist, Diane has represented actors and films at top events and festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Reel World, Italian Contemporary, Canadian Cinema Editors Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards and Hollywood red carpet premiers.  For three years she was the director of public relations for the Female Eye Film Festival representing all films in addition to the festival.

Film conferences and media have sought Diane out as a panelist and industry expert including the Northern Ontario Music & Film Conference (film publicist Canada), Female Eye Film Festival (film publicist Canada), Reel Indie Film Festival (film publicist), Indie 101, Straight Talk on Sun News Network (PR crisis management for celebrities) and CanWest News (image & branding coach).

ARTS & LIFESTYLE

With 20+ years as a Creative Entrepreneur ~ publicist, artist manager, photographer, journalist, makeup artist, jewelry designer and pet care specialist ~ Diane’s arts and lifestyle experiences are varied. She has represented artists, art galleries, performers, authors, retail stores, lifestyle brands, conferences, workshops, events, charities, and causes.

MUSIC

Canadian CD Release Publicity: Music can be serviced to all forms of media from indie music blogs to national tv shows.  Reviews, interviews, and spotlights will be solicited to increase artist and album recognition.

International CD or Video Release Publicity:  Why limit your audience to your home country when there are thousands of music bloggers and internet radio shows around the world.  We will target bloggers and influencers in your niche music genre and solicit spotlights, reviews, and interviews.

Canadian Tour Publicity: Whether you want to increase local or regional buzz or you have a national Canadian tour booked, we will target the right media for the artist.

Music Festival or Conference Publicity: At festivals, there are many artists’ competing for the same few media spots & getting industry and fans out to showcases.  A plan of action and a publicist with the right contacts are vital in standing out in the crowd.

Biography Writing: The biography is one of the most important pieces of artist promotion.  Professional bio writing consists of an interview, rough draft, edits and final versions (long and short form).

Music Business Coaching

Photography:  The quality of artist photographs are often the deciding factor on whether or not the media will feature the artist.  Diane Foy is an experienced photographer that will work with the artist to ensure the images are in line with the artists brand.

MUSIC PR SUBMISSIONS

FILM & TV

Talent PR: Diane works with actors to build name recognition and generate a buzz for their latest film and television projects by soliciting key media outlets.

Film Publicity: Whether your film is premiering in one major city or has secured national distribution, the right media will be targeted.

Festival Publicity:  At festivals, there are many films competing for the same few media spots & for getting industry and fans out to their screenings.  A plan of action and a publicist with the right contacts are vital in standing out in the crowd.

Biography Writing: The biography is one of the most important pieces of an actor or filmmakers promotion.  Professional bio writing consists of an interview, rough draft, edits and final versions (long and short form).

Creative Entrepreneur Coaching:

Photography:  The quality of an actor’s photographs are often the deciding factor on whether or not the media will feature the talent.  Diane Foy is an experienced photographer that will work with the talent to ensure the images are in line with their brand.

ARTS & LIFESTYLE

Visual or Performance Artist Publicity: Diane works with visual artists and performers to build name recognition and generate a buzz for their latest projects soliciting key media outlets.

Brand Public Relations: Specializing in art, entertainment, lifestyle, wellness, beauty, fashion, and pet industries.

Event Public Relations: Publicity for art exhibitions, theatre productions, product launches, workshops, conferences, charity events, store openings, fashion shows, and more.

Biography Writing: The biography is one of the most important pieces of artist promotion.  Professional bio writing consists of an interview, rough draft, edits and final versions (long and short form).

Creative Entrepreneur Coaching

Photography:  The quality of photographs are often the deciding factor on whether or not the media will feature the artist or brand.  Diane is an experienced photographer that will work with clients to ensure the images are in line with the brand.

MUSIC

ARTISTS: Abstract Artform, Acres of Lions, Audio Playground, Before the Flood, Beyond The Mountain, Big Sugar, BMBSHL, Brian Byrne (I Mother Earth), Buck Brothers, Cee Knowledge (Doodlebug of Digable Planets’), Celia Palli, Chris Koster, Crash Kelly, D.O.A., David Martel, Dearly Beloved, Eli T, ESMA, Eugene Ripper, Federal Lights, Fernando Saunders (Lou Reed), Five Alarm Funk, Flo, Frixion, Georgia Germein, Go For The Eyes, Gordie Johnson, Grady, Heather Ballentine, Hennie Bekker, Hyena Dog Robbery, Imaginary Cities, Jasmine Richards, Jeff Dalziel, Joe Keithley, Karina Es,  Kat Lucas, KingDoom, Laure Shang, Les Stroud, Lily Frost, Lindsay Broughton, Living Proof, Mandy Kane, MC Shadow, Meredith Shaw, Mink, Neil Leyton, NJ Taylor, North Easton, Onlyforward, Paul James Berry, Peasant Moon, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Peter Katz, Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Return for Refund, Sass Jordan,  Satellite Party, Sean Ashby, Sean Kelly, Shameem, Shane Chisholm, Sonia Funk, Stand, Stephanie Braganza, Stephen Farrell, Suitcase Sam, Tacoma Redd, Tara Priya, Tim Arnold, The Blackchords,  The Flairs, The Jamestown Union, The Jefferson, The Joys, The Maladies of Adam Stokes, The Morning Stars, The Parlotones, The Pointed Sticks, The Salads, Troiano, Turn Off The Stars, 22-Pistepirkko, We Are The Corner, Willie Ames, Xenia Dunford

RECORD LABELS & MANAGEMENT: Sudden Death, Kindling Music, The Management Trust, Cordova Bay, Curve Music, Orange Label, Fontana North, Cerberus Artists, Sovereign Entertainment, Fading Ways, Stephen Carroll (The Weakerthans), David Edwards (INXS, Mink), Opening Day Entertainment Group, Inc., Music Mentor Productions, RCD Music,  and more.

EVENTS: Skylar Entertainment’s 1st to 4th Filmmaker Music Series during TIFF, Sean “Diddy” Combs Grammy Awards After Party at the Playboy Mansion, IMSTA Festa, Guitar Workshop Plus, The Parlotones 3D/2D Live Rock Theatre Event Global Broadcast and various CD Release Parties, Tours and Showcases.

FILM & TV

FESTIVALS & EVENTS:  8th – 10th Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF), 2nd & 3rd Canadian Cinema Editors Awards, 1st – 4th Film + Music Social during TIFF, Toronto Eco Film Financing Conference during TIFF

ACTORS: Alanna Masterson, Art Hindle, Brittany Allen, Carson Kressley, Hallee Hirsh, Jasmine Richards, Jayne Eastwood, Karen Black, Leslie Hope, Mackenzie Phillips, Marianthi Evans, Marthe Bernard, Michael Barbuto, Michael Pare, Mancuso, Robb Wells, Robert Loggia, Robert Mangiardi, Tyler Blackburn, Veronika London.

FILMS: A Lot Like You, Abandon Me, Along The Road, Amazon Falls, Assume Nothing, Atlantic Crossing: A Robot’s Daring Mission, Beat Down, Beirut Hotel, Billy Bishop Goes To War, Black Ocean, Burlesque Assassins, Diving Into The Unknown, GayKeith, Happy Pills, Here I Am, In The Woods, Lady Lily: Adventures in God’s Country, Little Black Dress, Mental, My Slave Sister Myself, Noise and Resistance, No Man Is An Island, Nothing Special, Out Late, Patient 17, Peach Plum Pear, Real Gangsters, Small, Stupid and Insignificant, 16 to Life, II, The Good Son, The High Cost of Living, The House, Treasures from the Rubble, Union Square, Yes Madam, Sir.

TV: Arbor Live on APTN

ARTS & LIFESTYLE

ART: Todd White at Liss Gallery, Richard Riverin at Liss Gallery, Max The Mutt Animation School, Dave Ross, Comic Illustrator, Johnathan Roy, Photographer

AUTHORS: Carrie Borzillo (Nirvana: In The Words of the People Who Were There, Cherry Bomb), Drew Clementino (Afghan Dust), Stephen Aaron Grey (Ant Farm)

BEAUTY: (PR) John Battaglia (Rockstar Image), Trademark Artists Agency Launch

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS:  Female Eye Film Festival, Guitar Workshop Plus, IMSTA Festa (International Music Software Trade Association), Max the Mutt Animation School, Toronto Eco Film Finanacing Conference during TIFF

BURLESQUE: Burlesque Assassins Film & Performance Tour (with Roxy D’Lite, Armitage Shanks, Kiki Kaboom, Koko La Douce, Kitten De Ville, Amber Ray), Miss Mitzy Cream’s Kitten Revue Tour

RETAIL: Kops Records 2nd Store Opening, Sunrise Records Record Store Day

CHARITY & CAUSES: Amanda Todd Legacy Fund, AngelWish, CAMH, Humane Society, Interval House of Hamilton, Jasmine Richards the Anti-Bully, Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s charity, Make-A-Wish, Mental Health Camp, Ottawa Youth Services, The Girl with Pinhead Parents, Unison Fund, AngelWish.org, War Child, We Day, Youth Day.

As an arts and entertainment publicist for more than 14 years’, Diane has secured coverage with all the major media outlets across Canada and beyond.  She has received numerous testimonials from both clients and the media.

TV: Entertainment Tonight, etalk, Marilyn Denis, Canada AM, Much Music, Much More Music, YTV, Breakfast Television, Sun TV, The Rush, Out There With Melissa DiMarco,  Daytime, MTV, CTV Morning Live and more.

Radio: CBC, SiriusXM, Newstalk 1010, Proud FM, The Edge, CFox, The Shore, Indie Can, Power 97, CIUT, The Bear, The Rock, KRock, Rock 102, The Goat, 680 News, Westwood One/CBS Radio and more.

Magazines: Variety, Hollywood Reporter, YYZ Magazine, Music & Musicians, Canadian Musician, Exclaim, Chatelaine, Canadian Health & Lifestyle, Lush Magazine, Moving Pictures, ReelScreen, Documentary Magazine, Fashion Magazine, Elle Canada and more.

Newspapers: Every major weekly and daily outlet across Canada and beyond.

Online: Toronto Film Scene, POV Magazine, Cinema Axes, Northern Stars, Addicted Magazine, BlogTO, Huffington Post, AOL, MSN, Yahoo, Cinemaaxis, Spill Magazine, Grayowl Point, Samaritan, A Music Blog Yea, Panic Manual, Said the Gramophone, FYI Music, Curve Magazine, Gay Times, LOL, Pink News, Fused Magazine, Gay Star News and more.

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