Movie Entertainment’s Teri Hart burst into living rooms in 1996 as host of The Movie News (later known as @
The Movies) with an infectious charm and irrepressible energy that has made her a favourite with viewers and movie-stars alike. More than a thousand interviews later, Hart has become a fixture on red carpets, press
junkets and film premieres, connecting film fans with all aspects of Hollywood
and Hollywood North – from scorching hot, A-list celebrities to up-and-coming
addition to Movie Entertainment – on-air at The Movie Network and HBO Canada and online
interviews include the “who’s who” of Hollywood – Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt,
also an ardent champion of emerging Canadian filmmakers and was among the
first to turn the spotlight on Canada’s
in Brantford, Ontario, Hart studied broadcasting at Humber College where she
Before joining The Movie Network, she held several
Critics Association (BFCA), Women in Film and
Women in Communications (CWC) and the Academy of
Canadian Cinema and Television.
you always want to be in the media? If not, what other careers were on the
working at the movie theatre as a teenager; I knew I wanted the smell of
popcorn “topping” in my life forever.
would you like to be five years from now?
Any advice for people getting started in your industry?
Know the business! Watch the movies! Understand the org. chart, know how your company makes money from your position and get involved with as many different business units within the organization that you’re working for.
are your favourite media outlets, not including your own?
interview you’ve ever had?
he was so gracious and interested in having a detailed talk about the film; it was the perfect combination of hard work meeting a willing subject. There was also the time that Ryan Gosling practiced his line “do you
wanna get outta here” from Crazy, Stupid, Love with me but I loved that moment
for very, very different reasons.
carpet for hours and you find yourself screaming another human being’s name and
they simply walk by. That’s soul crushing.
advice you’ve ever been given?
There’s always time for wine.
rule(s) do you live your life by?
Do the right thing. It’s usually the easiest decision.
the most important tip you can give PR pros?
in a while. I’m usually on your side.
experience you’ve had with a PR pro? We love to hear about #wins.
can deliver true movie fans. I
Yorker. Eagerly anticipating two books from friends: Richard Crouse’s Raising
Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of the Devils and Jian Ghomeshi’s 1982.
place on earth?
sand, a backgammon and a cribbage board close by and glass of wine in hand.
app (or whatever you are downloading these days)?
TIFF film you’re most looking forward to?