Stéfanie Gélinas

Stéfanie Gélinas

Stéfanie is an international development consultant based in LA who conducts creative workshops for production companies and TV Networks across the world.

Since January 2015, Stefanie is working with leading production companies and US Networks to help them build creative processes that generate topical and sellable television formats.

Her clients include T Group Productions, SPIKE Network, VH1, Shine Endemol, Talpa, William Morris Endeavor, Sony Pictures Entertainment and many more.

Stéfanie started her career at the German Network ProSieben. She launched and established ProSieben’s first US offices in New York and Los Angeles.

In 2001, she joined Endemol Germany as Creative Director. During her five years with the company, she led the development team, spearheaded non-scripted format development, oversaw the production of all pilots and handled national and international sales for the company. She worked closely with Endemol international affiliate offices.

In 2005, Gélinas was recruited by FremantleMedia as Vice President of Development & Strategy and moved to Los Angeles. In 2007, she founded Talpa Content USA, the US development office of John de Mol. As Managing Director, she connected with US producers to develop formats for the Dutch and international market.

In 2012, she joined Zodiak Americas as Senior Vice President of Development. Stefanie oversaw development and supported the North and South American production companies. Additionally, she collaborated with Zodiak Media’s producers across 45 production companies in 20 countries to originate primetime format brands with international potential.

In 2015 Stefanie shared her expertise with South Korea producer, as part of TFP’s Formats A-Z course for KOCCA in Seoul.

Stefanie is a native of Montreal, Canada and is fluent in English, French and German.

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