Ngoc Nguyen

Head of Pub & Parternships
Women Rising

Ngoc Nguyen is a Global PR & Social Impact Strategist with over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry highlighted by a special focus on film publicity and celebrity relations. A Texas native, she started her career as an intern at the Texas Film Commission, followed by jobs at SXSW and Austin Film Festival where she helped program movies, curate panels and secure speakers.

In 2001, Ngoc was offered a special role by Miramax Films in which she split her time between Los Angeles working on Academy Award-winning campaigns for CHICAGO, AMELIE and GANGS OF NEW YORK among others and Austin where she worked closely with Robert Rodriguez on set for the productions of ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, the SPY KIDS franchise and SIN CITY.

After Miramax, Ngoc joined talent powerhouse Creative Artists Agency in Corporate Communications. Managing private events for personalities such as then Senator Barack Obama, former Vice President Al Gore and Bono were the focus during her three years at CAA.

Ngoc then spent six years as a publicist at Paramount Pictures where she led major film campaigns such as STAR TREK, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE–GHOST PROTOCOL, THE FIGHTER, SHUTTER ISLAND, SUPER 8 and RANGO working closely with directors and talent.

Now, as a Global PR & Social Impact Strategist, Ngoc works at the crossroads of entertainment, sports and philanthropy consulting for a client list that includes Google, Bad Robot, JJ Abrams Family Foundation, Children's Defense Fund, CBS Sports, US Open, ATX TV Festival, Women Rising and the private CEO network PTTOW! She also spearheaded TEDxAustinWomen to becoming #1 TEDWomen event of 2013 across 58 countries and, in 2014, Ngoc produced “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story," the audience winner at SXSW which can now be seen in over 40 countries in 12 different languages.

Currently, Ngoc is representing the film SMALL TOWN CRIME, which will premiere at the 2017 SXSW and she is producing a film series for Google.