Gregory B. Gallagher
321 Lanthier Avenue, Apt # 215, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada H9S 5K6, (001)+514-505-3686
Partner: Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Transmedia Series (2017)
Member: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
Member: International Alliance of Travel Writers (IATW)
Member: Québec Federation of Writers (QFW)
Member: Association of Canadian Television & Radio Artists (ACTRA)
Member: Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
Founding Member: Canadian Creative Music Collective (CCMC)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP): High Security Clearance
Writer, filmmaker, editor, proofreader, broadcaster, poet, New Media producer, ghostwriter, narrator, speechwriter, host, actor, musician, composer, public speaker, lobbyist, photographer, content strategist, & mentor.
Travel, Science, Culture, Family Relations, International Business, Medicine, Contemporary Music, Transportation, Government Relations, First Nations Culture, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Culinary Arts, Addictions, Motivation, Relationships, Human Rights, Trade Unions, Hospitality, Environment, Sports, Humor, Jazz History, Aviation, Art, Conservation, Entrepreneurship, Mentorship, and Trade Unions. Currently working on multimedia stories about my singular adventure through life.
Academic, Cultural, Consumer, Corporate, Foundation, Government, Private, and Custom.
Radio; documentary production, research & narration,
Television; script-writing, documentary film production, music performance, hosting & narration,
Film; research, writing, photography, production, and script-reading
Web creative: interactive press release creation, e-commerce content, graphics, & more
Publishing coffee table books; design, research, content creation, editing & printing
Speeches; research, design, editing & writing
Music composition; performance, recording, and arts council judge
Multi-media projects; design, construction, and installation
Lobbyist; federal, provincial, local & international
2015 Member of the Arctic Adventurers, Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut, Canada.
2014 Royal Reel Award from Canada International Film Festival
2013 Rogers Documentary Film Fund Award
2012 StoryNet Documentary Film Challenge (Heritage Canada)
2011 Story of the Year Award (Caribbean Tourism Organization)
Guardian Travel Book of the Year (DK Top 10 Montreal & Quebec City 2004-2012)
Canada Council Explorations Grant
Ontario Arts Council Grant (Co-Founder of The Music Gallery in Toronto)
Awarded Member of the Order of the Salmon (Canadian Airlines International)
LEGENDS OF MAGDALEN. Executive-Producer, Narrator, and Music Supervisor on documentary film about myths & legends of sunken treasure and shipwrecks surrounding the remote Magdalen Islands. Broadcast in Canada by CBC, Italy by RAI, and onboard all international flights of Air Canada, Delta Airlines and Air Transat. Winner of Royal Reel Award from Canadian International Film Festival, Heritage Canada's StoryNet Documentary Film Challenge, Rogers Documentary Film Grant, and a coveted Finalists List spot at BLUE Ocean Film Festival.
USATODAY TRAVEL 2017. Contracted as a Canada expert for USATODAY TRAVEL's 10BEST multi-month celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary. Online contest featured numerous iconic destinations across a wide variety of categories which readers would then vote for their favourite.
SESAME STREET TELEVISION SHOW. One of original Canadian writers for Jim Henson’s Children’s Television Workshop and the Sesame Street North Production Unit (CBC). Broadcast in over 100 nations worldwide. www.sesameworkshop.org
JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU OCEAN FUTURES SOCIETY. Executive-Producer & writer of a TV/mobile broadcast series based upon Cousteau’s curriculum for children called “Ambassadors of the Environment”. www.oceanfutures.org/learning/ambassadors-environment
UNIVERSAL JAZZ (CBC IDEAS). Writer, interviewer, narrator, and editor of 15 one-hour documentaries chronicling the history of jazz music as it evolved from Africa, through the Americas and back to contemporary Africa. Broadcast coast-to-coast during prime time, plus additionally over Radio Canada International (RCI) shortwave service worldwide. The series profiles the greatest singers, instrumentalists, composers, bandleaders and specialists in 15 hours of archival recordings, rare interviews, jazz symposia, and special in-concert music recorded for this series (Sonny Greenwich).
JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE. Researcher and writer for internationally renowned animal rights organization based in Africa. The Canadian office is responsible for organizing the making of the IMAX film, “JANE GOODALL’S WILD CHIMPANZEES”.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER MAGAZINE. Feature story writer for the “most read travel publication in the world.” Original story about the French islands of Saint Pierre et Miquelon, the last outpost of France in North America. www.ngtraveler.com/traveler
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE. Writer of original magazine article “Kerouac Slept Here” for the Washington, D.C.-based Smithsonian Institute’s banner publication and website. www.smithsonianmag.com
OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA. Writer/editor, researcher & analyst on behalf of employee group for Canadian Airlines International (CP). Also worked with the Members of the Parliament of Canada, and the senators in the Senate of Canada.
BBC PLANKTON CHRONICLES. Narrator for the underwater science web series initiated onboard the TARA Explorations Ship (2005-2015) (www.planktonchronicles.org ) and highlighted on BBC: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20140905-the-longest-animals-on-earth
PRIME MINISTER OF COSTA RICA. Worked directly with Costa Rica’s Prime Minister, Don Rodrigo Carazo, on assignment for DOCTORS REVIEW MAGAZINE. www.doctorsreview.com
VIA RAIL CANADA. Speechwriting for the President/CEO, and press release creation to support the Office of Corporate Communications for this Canadian Government Corporation based in Montreal, Quebec. www.viarail.ca
VIRGIN AIRLINES. Feature writer showcased in the inaugural issue of Virgin’s new premium customer in-flight publication, First Class Magazine. Most recent story focuses on luxury villas and lifestyle on Canouan Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
CANADIAN NATIONAL (CN). Writing for the Office of the President/CEO to re-brand the company image, beginning with content for the website makeover (2012). Company known as “North America’s Railway”. www.cn.ca
WILLIAM CARROLL AGENCY (HOLLYWOOD). Worked as a feature film script reader for one of Hollywood’s most respected literary agencies. Personally recommended the “TOP GUN” script to be made into a feature film. Movie eventually launched career of Tom Cruise.
CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION. Creator, writer, interviewer, editor & narrator for “The Entertainers” series of biographical documentaries focusing on the lives & artistry of people in the entertainment industry. Worked directly with Quincy Jones, Gene Kelly, Charles Mingus, Mickey Rooney, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Max Roach, Roberta Flack, Artie Shaw, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, and many more.
BLUE OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL & CONSERVATION SUMMIT. International film competition judge for the 2014 competition. Also the world’s preeminent conservation summit, the festival takes places alternate years in Monaco or St.Petersburg, Florida. www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org
CONSEIL DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES DU QUÉBEC (Québec Arts Council). Music judge for provincial grant system run by Québec government. Worked on a tribunal reviewing, evaluating, and voting on candidates for annual bursary competition. www.calq.gouv.qc.ca
AMERICAN AIRLINES. Feature writer and photographer for Latitudes Magazine found aboard all flights. Most recent articles include stories about the Montreal Highlights Festival, Canouan Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Guadeloupe in the French West Indies.
NORTHSTAR TRAVEL MEDIA LLC; world’s largest travel services company based in New York, London & Hong Kong. Assignments; Montréal, Québec City, Cape Breton, all Canadian provinces, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Saint Kitts, Antigua, Dominica and many more locations. Content used by DISCOVERY CHANNEL, USATODAY, & VISA AMERICA.
GRENADINES ESTATE VILLAS. Writer for large-format coffee table book about luxury Caribbean villas located on Canouan Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Project partnership included Raffles Resorts & Hotels, Donald Trump International Golf Club, American Airlines, Moorings Yachts, and Canouan Resorts Development (CRD). The hardcover book is designed and photographed by Studio Livio of Milan and printed in Italy.
QUEBEC MINISTRY OF TOURISM. Sole writer of 25-page international marketing brochure for the Québec golf season, presented during the PGA President’s Cup Competition in Montreal at all major hotels, then distributed worldwide as the lead tool in marketing campaign.
PARAFILMS (Montréal). Voice-over artist for film project “Plankton Chronicles” a series of short documentaries focusing on microscopic marine life forming the basis of all life on our planet. Project continues to evolve in 2012 as part of TED ED. www.planktonchronicles.org
AAA LIVING MAGAZINE. Feature story writer for the American Automobile Association monthly lifestyle publication mailed to over 3,000,000 readers monthly. Most recent story about Costa Rica. www.pacecommunications.com/work/magazine/aaa_auto_club_group_magazine
TRAVEL WEEKLY MAGAZINE. News and feature story writer for weekly travel magazine based in New York. Considered the Bible by travel agents and travel planners around the world, recent stories have included stories about Québec ecotourism, luxury resorts, winter travel, jazz festivals, and the French West Indies. www.travelweekly.com
DREAMSCAPES MAGAZINE. National Canadian publication distributed through The Globe and Mail Newspaper coast-to-coast. Original features include “Montreal: Paris Without the Jetlag”, “Sustainable Tourism: Under the Global Microscope”, and “Herding Cats: The International Air Rally to the Arctic”. www.dreamscapes.ca
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (CP). Writer/editor, researcher & analyst. Negotiator of collective bargaining agreements, employee assistance research & referral, Appeal Board representation, Federal & local government lobbying.
ULYSSE MAGAZINE (France). Feature writer/photographer for Paris-based publication and website. Original stories include; transcontinental train-trek across Canada during coldest winter in memory, Lieutenant’s Island in Cape Cod, and Québec’s aboriginal tourism. www.ulyssemag.com
HOME & ABROAD. Montreal & Quebec City travel guide writer for a new custom Internet travel guide process launched worldwide by EXPEDIA. Customized software produces individual cultural and service travel guides for over 150 cities worldwide. www.homeandabroad.com
BETTER NUTRITION MAGAZINE. Feature writer for one of the oldest health publications in the world, begun in Los Angeles in 1930. Latest original story: Successful Alternatives for Hepatitis-C. “Total Liver health: How to Love Your Liver, Detox, and Feel Great.” www.betternutrition.com
EXPLORE MAGAZINE. Feature writer & photographer for South American-based TACA Airlines covering Central & South American destinations. Last story: a 14-page piece called “Luxury Ecotourism”. www.ExploreTaca.com
MISTER DRESS-UP TV SHOW. Live action CBC television series broadcast across Canada for children. Performed live on saxophone and transversal C-flute in several installments of “Alligator Al’s Trading Post”, where musical tunes were exchanged for articles in the trading post. www.cbc.ca
FODORS TRAVEL GUIDES, MICHELIN GREEN GUIDE CANADA (2017), MICHELIN Green Guide Quebec, Michelin MustSees Montreal and Quebec City, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, VISA AMERICA. Travel writing for the world’s largest travel services companies in New York, London & Hong Kong. Assignments; Montréal, Québec, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Antigua, and many more locations.
JED New Media. Original corporate writing of commissioned episodes called “JEDlets,” for e-Commerce company based in Montreal. Popular ebooks published and distributed worldwide for inspirational input across many topical areas, such as: “Success Through Storytelling” ISBN 1-894922-68-9, “EnterTrain” ISBN 1-894923-01-4, “Bullying in the Workplace” ISBN 1-894922-03-4, and many others. Available on company website: www.jedlet.com