Chelsea Pictures is excited to welcome Donna Portaro to their US team, serving as vice president, executive producer. Based in Los Angeles, Donna joins the team after working as an EP responsible for commercial production and talent management at Radical Media since 1999.
“We are overjoyed to have Donna join the Chelsea team,” remarks Chelsea President, Lisa Mehling, “She’s an extremely rare talent with her years in leadership at both a top creative agency and global production company. Donna is a true trailblazer and has influenced some of the most noteworthy and groundbreaking work in our industry– I can’t wait to see what we make happen together.”
From the non-traditional media space to original content for brands, Donna Portaro has had the pleasure of working closely with artists while nurturing a multitude of brands to go beyond the traditional model, with an emphasis on the power of storytelling.
Her experience in a broad range of disciplines comes from a variety of places in the media landscape. From her years at Wieden+Kennedy, co-managing the broadcast production department, to supervising RadicaMedial's LA post-production facility, she has tapped into a media workflow that understands the complexities of the industry and the changing audience.
“Chelsea Pictures is giving me the opportunity to do what I love best… working in a collaborative, creative environment with a great team,” adds Donna, “I feel so fortunate to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to this exciting new chapter.”
During Donna’s career, she has served as a crucial member of teams honored with an Academy Award, Emmys, Golden Globe, Grammys, Webbys, and many more accolades within the advertising and marketing industries, in both traditional and new media.
Chelsea VP/executive producer Pat McGoldrick exclaims: "I can’t express how excited I am about having Donna join Chelsea. Her experience, beloved reputation, and overall production skills is going to be a great fit here, and make us even more mighty.”
As a trio, Donna Portaro, Pat McGoldrick and Nell Jordan of Chelsea UK make up the formidable executive producer team working alongside Chelsea owner Lisa Mehling.