Mark Selby

Toronto, ON | New York, NY

I'm a multimedia content creator and collaborator for comedy and variety programming on the web and television – especially live TV.

As a producer on Air Farce New Year’s Eve, CBC's highest-rated TV special every season, I spearhead the online and social media components, curate and coordinate a large roster of talent and celebrity guests, book and hire crew members and locations, liaise with the network on a variety of production issues, and more.

Last year, I worked with CBC’s communications team, creating original digital content for online distribution to promote multi-platform programming and corporate initiatives, including the 2014 Winter Olympics and the Canadian Screen Awards hosted by Martin Short.

I also successfully crowdfunded Why Horror?, a documentary that screened on TV and at film festivals in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Spain, and collaborated on events for the Toronto International Film Festival and the Canadian International Television Festival.

Past TV or digital work includes Canada Reads; George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight; MTV's Made; the 26th Gemini Awards with Russell Peters; Show Off, a TV special for the inaugural cross-platform Culture Days initiative;’s Comedy Bar (season 2); a sizzle reel for Sony Classical's 10-DVD Glenn Gould set; a retrospective celebrating the International Festival of Authors; and Long Story Short: CBC Turns 75, where I interviewed prominent CBC alumni, including Norman Jewison, Lorne Michaels, David Cronenberg, Anne Murray, and Eugene Levy.

As the associate producer on Making a Scene: 30 Years of Genies, honoring the Canadian film awards, I wrote a song for host William Shatner to sing in the show’s finale; it proved so popular that it was reprised during the 31st Genie Awards.

I can often be found at the piano as a composer, musical director, performance coach, and accompanist for cabarets, shows, auditions, and workshops. As a theatre director, credits include the Canadian premiere of the musical High Fidelity and the controversial Jerry Springer the Opera. I have contributed theatre reviews for the Toronto Star, and co-produced concerts featuring Jason Robert Brown at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio.

An Honours B.A. graduate with Distinction from the University of Toronto, I love bringing my extensive experience in media and the arts to companies that, like me, have a passion for celebrating talent and creating compelling storytelling.

  • Work
    • Producer
  • Education
    • Hon. B.A. (with Distinction), University of Toronto