Nicola Pender

Nicola is a public relations professional and writer with 15 years of experience in communications, marketing and publicity. With a specialization in film and television, she has helped launch television series, led publicity campaigns for theatrical releases of feature films and has worked as a publicist for companies, brands and talent internationally. Nicola recently created “The ABC’s of Publicity” course which she teaches through Raindance, spoke on the Women in Film & Television Producer’s Panel, lead a roundtable for Women in the Director’s Chair and is a sponsor of Women in Animation's Five in Focus program.

Prior to launching Pender PR, Nicola spent a decade at Thunderbird Entertainment, one of the country’s leading production companies, where she was the Director of Communications. Working across divisions in production, development and distribution helped tailor the unique skillset and experience that she brings to her clients at Pender PR. Taking a results-driven approach to her work, Nicola tailors cross-platform strategies for each unique client with enthusiasm and professionalism. Nicola prides herself on the strong relationships she has fostered across many industries, and strives to promote projects and people she believes in.

Nicola has worked on numerous film and television properties and has worked with some of the top networks in the world including Netflix, ABC, CBC, YTV, Hulu, BBC and more. Her credits include Kim’s Convenience, Blade Runner: 2049, Red Snow, Beat Bugs, High Rise, Never Steady, Never Still, Daughter, I Am Chris Farley, Slow West, The Riot Club and Some Assembly Required.