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Vice President

With over 20 years of experience, Susan is a highly respected member of the arts community. One of our most creative team members, Susan has the keen ability to see unconventional potential in projects, taking them to the next level. She also has the loudest (and best) laugh in the office and has an unhealthy obsession with gummy bears.

Susan Smythe-Bishop: Vice President

Prior to joining Touchwood PR in 2012, Susan was an integral member of the PR teams at Alliance Films and Maple Pictures, overseeing publicity and promotional activities and events for many high-profile films, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Men With Brooms and Drive.

Susan is the co-founder and co-director of Pioneering Women, a mentoring association that supports women working in the Canadian film distribution business, and is affiliated with the Canadian Picture Pioneers. Recently, Susan launched her own illustrated site that chronicles her experience working in the film industry.

Favourite movie quote:
Shel? Sheldon? No, no, you did not have great sex with Sheldon… A Sheldon can do your income taxes, if you need a root canal, Sheldon’s your man… but humpin’ and pumpin’ is not Sheldon’s strong suit. It’s the name. ‘Do it to me Sheldon, you’re an animal Sheldon, ride me big Shel-don.’ Doesn’t work.
- Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.