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President

With over 20 years of experience working in entertainment and communications and a great ability to spot talented people, Andrea has grown Touchwood PR into one of the most respected PR firms in arts and entertainment in Canada. Nicknamed “Mama Grau” she is passionate about her work and her people.  She hates high heels and has an uncontrollable addiction to notebooks.

Andrea Grau: President

Prior to launching Touchwood PR in 2009, Andrea was head of the TIFF communications department for 8 festivals.  Prior to TIFF, Andrea worked for Odeon Films, part of Alliance Atlantis as Manager of Publicity for 7 years, where she oversaw the publicity component of all 60+ theatrical releases per year.

If you could trade places with one person for the day, who would it be?
It’s taken me over four decades and a lot of heavy lifting to figure out who I am. I ain’t trading with no one. Not even for a day.

What is the first thing you notice about people?
Their eyes. And how much they are sharing (or not) when they look at me.

One thing you can’t live without:
Love (and chocolate covered almonds)

Favourite movie quote:
“You wanna know something? Every now and then say, ‘What the F***.’ ‘What the F***’ gives you freedom. Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future.” – Miles, Risky Business