Maureen Goodwill brings her high energy, creativity and her keen eye and passion for developing talent. Maureen (also known as “Mo”), has become somewhat of a legend, due to her relentless drive to help create success for her clients. This is especially apparent with her commitment and enthusiasm while working with kids and young adults.
Mo has an extensive background in the film, television and music industries, in both Production/Development, and as a Casting Director/Talent Agent/Manager. She graduated from Concordia University cum laude, specializing in Film production, and first began working in the industry as a casting director on numerous television series, anthologies and feature films. She started out with Elite Productions in Montreal and then with Atlantis Films, which then brought her out to “sunny” Vancouver during the year of Expo to cast the first ever TV series out of the North Shore Studios called “Airwolf.“
She has also been involved in many areas of film production, including working on the awarding winning television series for youth called “You Me and the Kids.” Mo has also helped to run and manage an independent graphics art studio as Art Director/Production Coordinator, and was involved in the creation of an online image licensing shopping cart selling retro clipart for merchandising, promotion and design in film, music, web and advertising. www.retroclipart.com
She is also venturing into talent management for the music industry and assisted with the conception of a series of music CD’s called Urban Soundscapes, providing an exceptional resource for film and television soundtracks. Each volume incorporates a different genre or style with a fresh, hip, urban feel.
Mo has secured and negotiated many deals for clients on major feature films with award winning producers and directors, some of the more recent ones being the new Tim Burton film “Big Eyes”, and opposite legendary actors such as Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Liam Hemsworth and Bruce Dern in their new film “Cut Bank”, or with Greg Kinnear in “Heaven is for Real”, Fred Schepisi’s Words and Pictures starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, as well as the Warner Bros remake of Godzilla, also starring Juliette Binoche and Elizabeth Olsen. In television, her clients can be seen regularly, appearing on an extensive number of the network shows in recurring or guest starring roles such as Fringe, The Killing, Wayward Pines, Mr Young, Level Up, Spooksville, Emily Owens MD, The Haunting Hour, etc., and MOW’s such as Secret Liaison, Strange Magic, Abducted: The Carlina White Story, The Christmas Bounty, and many, many more.
From project/script development to talent representation and music licensing, Maureen has gained her reputation as the agent that nurtures talent and creates spiritually inspired connections.