Ngoc Nguyen is a Strategist. A longtime studio publicist who fell into producing film and television, Ngoc currently works at the intersection of entertainment, sports and philanthropy, developing content and campaigns for global brands and individual influencers, to impact culture through creative storytelling. With over 20 years of experience, Ngoc’s extensive work portfolio includes Google, Paramount, XPRIZE, US Open, Harness, SAG Awards, Bad Robot and the J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath Family Foundation and Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer among others.
A Texas native, Ngoc started her film career at two renowned Austin-based festivals, South by Southwest (SXSW), the world’s most preeminent music, film and interactive conference and festival, and Austin Film Festival, where she helped program their Screenwriters Conference for three years. In 2001, Ngoc began working at Miramax Films in a special role that enabled her to split her time between Los Angeles, California where she focused on Awards Campaigns for contenders such as CHICAGO, AMELIE, FULL FRONTAL and GANGS OF NEW YORK and Austin, Texas where she worked in unit publicity and directly with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on the set of several films including ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO and the SPY KIDS franchise.
In 2003, Ngoc was recruited by talent powerhouse Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for their Corporate Communications Department. Promoting the corporate brand, coordinating company-wide initiatives and managing private events for high-profile personalities including then Senator Barack Obama, former Vice President Al Gore, and Bono among many others were her focus during her three years at CAA.
In 2006, Ngoc began her six year tenure as a national publicist at Paramount Pictures where she worked on over 75 films including leading campaigns for STAR TREK, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE–GHOST PROTOCOL, THE FIGHTER, SHUTTER ISLAND, SUPER 8, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, CLOVERFIELD and the Oscar-winning RANGO. In addition to overseeing film campaigns, Ngoc was appointed by the studio to serve as the Co-Lead of all of Paramount Pictures’ 100th Anniversary Celebration efforts, which included a studio logo re-brand, a partnership with the Rose Bowl Parade, creating a Paramount App and the Iconic Paramount 115-Person Photo in Vanity Fair.
Upon leaving the studio, Ngoc took on the role of Head of Publicity for the inaugural TEDxAustinWomen Event and led the summit to become the #1 TEDWomen Event of the year. The TED Talk by bullying victim turned activist, Lizzie Velasquez, still stands as one of the most view TED Talks of all time (with over 18M views collectively) and inspired the multiple Award-Winning feature documentary, A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY, which Ngoc produced for Women Rising Productions. With a growing passion for telling meaningful stories that inspire change, Ngoc also served as an Associate Producer on #ProtectHer, a docu-series about sexual assault prevention among athletes.
Also armored with a large sports network, Ngoc freelanced for CBS Sports for 5 years at the U.S. Open in New York as a talent liaison where she served as a conduit between the network, the ATP / WTA and its athletes, USTA and US Open staff. Working closely with broadcaster Mary Joe Fernandez, Ngoc field produced all pre- & post-match interviews with players such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic among others. She also served as Executive Director of PR and Interactive Marketing for Taste of Tennis New York and Taste of Tennis Australia for several years.
Currently, as a Strategic Advisor, Ngoc uses her expertise as a publicist and a producer on opportunities where her wide skillset and network can be fully incorporated. Previously, Ngoc served as Head of Film and TV Development and Producing Partner for Octavia Spencer’s ORIT Entertainment. Currently, she is a Co-Producer and Publicist for the independent TV Series “Everyone is Doing Great (created by actors James Lafferty and Stephen Colletti), which is in post-production for its Season 1 debut. Most recently, Ngoc produced and spearheaded all marketing and publicity for "Power On," an anthology of five cinematic short films helmed by first time directors Julie Bowen, Nikki Reed, Rosario Dawson, Ana Brenda Contreras and Lisa Edelstein to inspire girls in STEAM. The films, which can currently be seen on YouTube, all feature a technological centerpiece while also touching upon important issues such as equality, gender, bullying, accessibility and loss.