Paula Telander began her career as a dancer, choreographer, artistic director, and casting director with various classical ballet companies throughout Europe and the United States, such as the Stuttgart Ballet (West Germany), San Francisco Ballet and the Solano Civic Ballet. She is now fluent in both German and Italian as a result of her international experience in Europe.
With more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, as a director, producer, associate producer, creative director, art director, story board artist, editor, sound designer, voice-over talent, make-artist, costume designer, mentor and music executive, her services included producing industry marketing packages, press-kits, photo shoots, documentaries and music videos for a variety artists, producers and film companies. Paula has worked with various recording artists including Deniece Williams, Brenda Vaughn, BlaqueIce, Maxine Jones (EnVogue), Beyoncé (Destiny’s Child), India Arie, C-B0, The Click, E-40, Luniz, Master P, Mia X, Marvelous, Mac10, Spice 1, Suga T, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Tru, Too $hort, Tupac Shakur, Westside Connection, Jody Watley, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Michael Cooper, Lenny Williams, Whispers, Najee, Nikita Germaine, Rosie Gaines, Roniece Levias, Sakai, Stanley Clarke, D’Wayne Wiggins and John Lee Hooker, Jr. just to name a few.
Paula and business partner James Gardiner, award winning producer/composer, two-time Grammy nominated engineer are the co-founders and owners of Northern California based PAJAMA Studios a world-class award-winning commercial recording studio, earning 42 platinum/gold albums; Touch-Tone Productions a full service music production company specializing in original film composition, orchestration and scoring, video game music and custom sound design, new artist development, mentoring and music content of various genres. GARDINER Music Mentoring a unique full-immersion mentoring curriculum designed to successfully launch professional careers for youth and adults in various facets of the music industry.
Telander is also the founder/owner of TeaTime Entertainment a multi-faceted production company, specializing in producing quality inspirational driven motion pictures, music videos, and documentaries, content development, business management, studio and pro-audio consulting, new artist development and mentoring, and visual image press packaging.
I Am A Man First - Music Video
Music by Touch-Tone Productions / TeaTime Entertainment / Rian Music (Drama and Music) Director Young minority being profiled as being guilty when innocent. Produced by James Gardiner, featuring rap artist BlaqueIce & rock singer Absolute Black.
Kabira - Music Video
Music by Pajama Studios / TeaTime Entertainment / Twenty Twenty Studios (Drama and Music) Producer Sheeba Desai performs 'Western' remake Bollywood song, "Kabira." Music Video produced by Paula Telander, TeaTime Entertainment, directed by Sarah Gerber, Twenty Twenty Studios. Music produced/arranged by James Gardiner, Pajama Studios/Touch-Tone Productions.
Rosie Gaines, tribute film & IndieGOGO campaign
Documentary by TeaTime Entertainment / Twenty Twenty Studios (Documentary and Short) Producer Rosie Gaines, former Prince protege, featured on Diamonds & Pearls album.
Every Child's Eyes - Music Video
Music by TeaTime Entertainment / Twenty Twenty Studios / Gardiner Music Mentoring (Drama and Music) Producer Young boy in foster care, a CASA volunteer, a gift of a forever home.