Ngoc Nguyen is an entertainment professional with over 20 years of experience in the industry highlighted by a special focus on feature film publicity and celebrity relations. Working at the crossroads of entertainment, sports and philanthropy, Ngoc is a multi-faceted Strategist who produces successful campaigns, events and content for clients that have included: 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, she started her 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 moved to Los Angeles and began working at Miramax Films / Dimension Films. While at Miramax, Ngoc held a special role in publicity that enabled her to split her time between Los Angeles, California where she worked on publicity campaigns for awards contenders such as CHICAGO, AMELIE, FULL FRONTAL and GANGS OF NEW YORK and Austin, Texas where she worked closely with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on set for the production of several films including ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO and the SPY KIDS franchise.
After returning to Los Angeles full time, 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.
Ngoc then spent six years 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, CLOVERFIELD and RANGO and worked very closely with filmmakers JJ Abrams, David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese, Gore Verbinski, Brad Bird and Robert Zemeckis in addition to the leading cast members. Within these films, Ngoc was responsible for every aspect of the filmmaker’s and talent’s endeavors from securing coverage with television, print, radio and online press to traveling with talent to supervise all interviews at junkets, premieres, TV appearances and special engagements.
Also a huge sports enthusiast, Ngoc freelanced for CBS Sports for five years at the U.S. Open in New York as a talent/player liaison where she is a conduit between the network, the ATP / WTA, USTA and US Open staff. Working closely with broadcaster Mary Joe Fernandez, Ngoc helped develop all pre- & post-match interviews with players such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams.
In 2014, Ngoc led TEDxAustinWomen to become the #1 TEDWomen event of the year and, as a result, she also produced the award-winning film A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY, based on the renowned TED Speaker. She was also an Associate Producer on #ProtectHer, a docu-series about sexual assault prevention amongst athletes.
Currently, Ngoc oversees PR for The Nelms Brothers, she serves as Head of Film and TV for Octavia Spencer’s ORIT Entertainment, she is the Publicity Specialist for the SAG Awards, she is Creative Director and Producer for Google’s "Girls in Tech" film series and a Co-Producer on “Everyone is Doing Great” tv series.