Rock Yenta Productions Inc. is a film and television production company owned and operated by Charlotte Engel.
Charlotte Engel has over 20 years of experience working in the television and film industries. Based in Toronto, Engel develops, produces and consults on television and film productions.
Prior to Rock Yenta, Engel was a commissioning editor at CHUM, CTV and BELL MEDIA for over 9 years. Specializing in factual, reality and performing arts programming, Engel oversaw programming for Bravo! Canada, BookTV, CityTV, StarTV and FashionTV from start to finish.
Many of the productions Engel supervised went on to win awards and garner rave reviews around the world. For example, White Pine Pictures documentaries, "Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould" and "A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Life of Ariel Dorfman" both went on to be short listed for Best Documentary by the Academy Awards.
After years of working on other people's work, Engel saw an opportunity in 2011 to start her own business. With a wide roster of contacts, great ideas and a solid knowledge of film and television, it was Engel's time to start her own company.
Bringing together her love of music and her solid nature (Rock) and her love of putting great minds and talent together (Yenta), 'Rock Yenta' was born in April 2011.
Since it's start, Rock Yenta has been busy developing and producing projects with broadcaster, Rogers and CMF support. Charlotte Engel sits on the board of imagineNATIVE Film & New Media Festival, and was previously on the boards of DOC Toronto and Hot Docs.
She currently is working as a Production Executive for CBC, looking after it's new documentary series FIRSTHAND.
Full CV and bio available upon request.