Holly Carinci - BIO
Holly Carinci became a publicist because she needed one and there weren’t any.
As a young up-and-coming actress during Vancouver’s early boom in film and television, Holly needed to relocate to LA to have any chance of moving up in Hollywood. Not wanting to enter that scene, Holly looked for a personal publicist who could promote her career up north to the decision-makers down south. When she couldn’t find anybody to fill the role, Holly ‘switched hats‘ and went from aspiring actress to publicist-in-bootstrap-training.
Over the next twelve years Holly built herself an envious list of media and studio contacts all across North America and grew her company HollyWords Publicity into a very successful business. She worked with dozens of famous actors, directors and producers and created a few of them herself. If the client didn’t have a story then she’d make one for them like the time when she created an entire makeover event and garnered her client, a dentist, (“who’s going to write about brushing teeth?!”) over 1.4 million dollars worth of media coverage.
When asked what her most memorable moments are from her twelve years with the original HollyWords, Holly answers that she has two in particular: One, when she went to the Golden Globes and the other when she lost the star of her show, a wolf, on the tarmac at LAX. Yes, apparently she got the wolf back and yes, she reportedly saw many of them at the Golden Globe Awards.
In 2006 Holly regretfully placed her company aside and began a new one, the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA) in order to provide the much-needed promotion of Canada’s talent in video games and animation. The show, later known as the ELAN Awards, had a successful 3-year-run in Vancouver for which Holly landed as Hosts William Shatner, Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) and Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants). When she tried taking the awards show down south in order to land it a television broadcaster, Holly ran right smack into the World Recession. After wrapping the awards show up tightly for another time and place, Holly spent two years on writing and research. One day she realized that HollyWords was calling her back.
In May of 2012 Holly re-launched HollyWords Publicity only this time as a Group comprised of Vancouver-based international photographer Gordan Dumka, Emily Carr alumnus and design expert Jason Bamford, and the hot, new digital media agency evolve. These incredibly talented professionals have been selected by Holly to ensure that her clients get the very best products and services no matter what they need in order to launch a highly successful media campaign.
Name: Holly Carinci
Lives in: Vancouver, Canada
Occupation: Producer and Other