Twenty-five years ago Nadine Dupont walked out of a second –year biochemistry class and into a Ottawa cable television studio, to pursue a passion for production. Today, she is a fearless executive champion of the creative process, an innovative risk taker and master producer of digital content who has witnessed first-hand the amazing transformation of GMTFO from a single television channel with a mandate for French-language educational broadcasting into a multi-platform digital media powerhouse reaching millions of learners and media consumers globally.
In her role as GMTFO’s first –ever Director of TFO Originals, Nadine oversees the production of all digital and television content, motivating a talented team of producers to keep pushing the boundaries of what is creative, disruptive and possible to achieve in the new multi-platform universe.
A winner of three consecutive Gémeaux awards, she quickly recognized the need to lever emerging technologies to expand audience reach, creating the first dedicated broadcast show website in 2002 and pushing content to mobile phones at the beginning of the smart phone era. Her passion to create exceptional content and connect with an ever-growing public continues to inspire. Over the last five years, Nadine has nurtured the growth of GMTFO’s 15 Youtube channel networks, which together had over 300 million views in 2016 , making GMTFO the most watched French-language content provider on Youtube.
Nadine attended ‘American’ school in Lima, Peru and many other countries around the world where parental careers took the family. That perspective on the importance of language and culture has energized her work building out the portfolio of GMTFO’s award winning French-language educational and cultural contributions to la Francophonie.
As comfortable on the water as she is in the studio, Nadine is a keen fisherwoman, competing in high-profile salmon-fishing tournaments on Lake Ontario . She lives year-round on the 38 foot motor yacht “C-Lady”, which she shares with her boyfriend, and a Mexican rescued dog named Cordelia.