Renée Lukacs

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I love this work that finds me becoming an expert in something new with every contract. I've become a bit of a producer of all-sorts over the years as I've had the opportunity to take on a variety roles in the industry. From the production office to the story room to the field and spots in between, I like to think that I have earned the respect, trust and friendship of my peers. Some laughs along the way to be sure.

I've found a bit of a niche specialism in accessing and working within organizations like police, fire, ambulance and correction services. I’m also known for the ability to earn the trust and participation of people surrounding sensitive subject matter - victims of crime and emergency room and paramedical patients, for example. While my heart lies in documentary, on the other end of the spectrum, I’ve also worked in both casting and production on lifestyle, dating, competition and hidden camera prank shows. I well know the flexibility needed in the fluid world of television production. A 'can do' attitude and little teamwork goes a long way towards finding solutions on-the-fly in this amazing industry that allows creativity to shine alongside deadlines and budgets.

  • Area(s) of Interest: Casting; Production Managers & Coordinators; Producers
  • Current Profession: Producer
  • Company/Employer: Freelance
  • Work References or Credits:

    Story Producer & Writer “A Wedding and a Murder” – Oxygen Leepson Bounds Entertainment 2018/2019

    Field Producer, “High Arctic Haulers” – CBC Great Pacific Media 2018

    Segment Producer, 2018 Juno Awards – CBC Insight Productions 2018

    Field Producer, “Paramedics: Life on the Line” - Knowledge Network Lark Productions 2019 LEO Award Winner – Best Documentary Series 2017/2018

    Casting Producer, Worst to First Great Pacific Media 2017

    Development Producer, Perfect Day Producitons

    Unit Manager, Yukon Gold Season 5 Paperny Entertainment 2016

    Researcher, "That's Not Funny" Feature doc Cell Productions 2016

    Story Producer, First Dates Remedy Productions 2016

    Development Researcher Red Letter FIlms 2016

    Assistant Director, "Love It Or List It Vancouver" Big Coat Productions 2016 Location Manager, "Entanglement" 2015 Independent feature film

    Director (2nd Unit), "Tricked" Force Four Entertainment 2015 Manager, “Crash Gallery” – CBC 2015 Lark Productions

    Field Producer, “Keeping Canada Alive” – CBC 2015 Force Four Entertainment Assistant Director, “Tricked” S1- YTV 2015 Force Four Entertainment Story Producer (Casting Producer), “Tricked” S1 – YTV 2014/2015 Force Four Entertainment Field Producer, “Emergency” S1- SLICE 2014 Force Four Entertainment

    Story Assistant, “Out of the Mouths” - Feature Doc 2014 Force Four Entertainment Story Producer, “Diagnosis Unknown" S1 - Discovery Health 2014 Great Pacific Media / GRB Entertainment

    Development Researcher 2013 - 2014 Make Believe Media

    Story Producer & Researcher - “Very Bad Men” Season 3 – Investigation Discovery 2013 Make Believe Media Story Producer & Researcher - “Very Bad Men” Season 2 – Investigation Discovery 2013 Make Believe Media Story Producer & Researcher - “The Devil You Know” S4 – OWN / ID USA 2013 Make Believe Media

    Story Producer & Researcher - “The Devil You Know” S3 – OWN / ID USA 2012 Make Believe Media

    Story Producer & Researcher - “The Devil You Know” S2 – OWN / ID USA 2011 Make Believe Media

    Production Coordinator / Assoc. Story Producer - “The Devil You Know” S1 - VIVA 2010