Nominated for the award: Entrepreneurship and Business
Company: Sasha Stoltz Publicity/Have Faith Productions
Position: Publicist/Executive Producer
Biography: With a background deeply rooted in the business community, Sasha comes with a “both feet on the ground" quality that her clients have come to depend on. From a young age, Sasha was fully entrenched in several successful family owned businesses, retail, finance and filmmaking, where it wasn't long before she found her niche. Sasha took on event planning for the ReelWorld Film Festival, and quickly moved into the role of festival publicist and personal publicist for Actress Tonya Lee Williams. Sasha's first solo entry into film publicity was in 2009, as unit publicist for Toronto Icon director Bruce McDonald's film Pontypool and she hasn't stopped since. It's her personal touch to every detail and her ability to stay calm and poised no matter the circumstance that has helped to make Sasha a respected Publicist. Recently the Toronto International Film Festival asked Sasha to be one of their official Publicists. Sasha has become the "go to" Publicist in Toronto, able to "turn on a dime” no matter the budget. Sasha's ability to connect and hold on to relationships has been key to the success of her clients. Sasha is also executive producer and Publicist for Have Faith Productions, a film company she runs with her mother, screenwriter/producer, Lynne Stoltz. Have Faith Productions recent project, the feature film "Sons 2 The Grave,” is due out in theaters this summer. They are currently in development for their TV series "Hudson."