WR Conversations with Zoe Tay
Hear from celebrities like Zoe Tay, Vernetta Lopez and Head of Celebrity Agency, Georgina Chang about their personal journeys, how they got to where they are today and take away lessons that will help boost career and life decisions.
The victories, achievements, sacrifices, struggles & challenges – we bring together Mediacorp’s ‘Ah Jie’, Zoe Tay, and other media professionals to shed light on surviving the media scene and in life in this intimate dialogue session.
If you’re thinking of a career in this field, already in the industry, or just want to listen to stories of successful individuals, we extend a special invitation to join us!
23 May 2018
96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967
7.00pm – 8.30pm
$15 (WR members)
$20 (SCWO/NTUC/PAssion Card Members)
Refreshments will be served
RSVP by 21 May 2018
Zoe Tay is undoubtedly and deservingly Singapore’s entertainment icon since winning Star Search in 1988. She made a career switch from a top model to a full time actress and has played the female lead in countless television dramas of numerous genres.
The undisputed ‘Queen of Caldecott Hill’ has certainly lived up to her status, having been voted the Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes in the annual Star Awards for 10 consecutive years since its inception in 1994 and became the first female artiste to receive the prestigious All-Time Favourite Artiste Award in 2004. Zoe clinched the Best Actress award in 1996 and 2017 Star Awards for her stellar performance in “Golden Pillow” and “You Can Be An Angel Too”.
She was also awarded the Special Achievement Award in 1998 for her illustrious career and contribution to the local scene. Her outstanding performance in “Home Affairs”, “The Ultimatum” and “You Can Be An Angel Too” also earned her nominations for Best Drama Performance by an Actress at the Asian TV Awards in 2000, 2009 and 2017 respectively.
Beyond her acting duties, Zoe has also engaged in numerous charitable activities. In 2014, Zoe added another accolade to her impressive list of achievements when she was immortalized as a wax figure and joined the Madame Tussauds Singapore celebrity hall of fame.
GOLD905 Radio Personality
Vernetta Lopez has been in the entertainment industry for more than 2 decades, with her foray into the business with her debut television show, NiteRage, Singapore’s first locally produced music video program. During which she was also a DJ on the hot teen radio station, Perfect 10 98.7FM.
Vern’s TV career took off starring in Singapore’s 1st family sitcom Under One Roof, playing Denise, the youngest daughter of the Tan’s family. The comedy hit record breaking ratings and started Vernetta on her acting career professionally. She would then go on to be nominated 4 times, and subsequently bagged The Asian Television Award for Best Actress in a comedy series in 2000, and Best Actress in a Drama series in 2003 for Blue Print original series “Ceciliation”, respectively.
Besides radio and on-screen presence, Vernetta is also hot favorite to many national events hosting, including National Day Parade, SEA Games, Year-end Countdowns, as well as cooperate engagements by clients including Standard Chartered bank, Citibank, Rolls-Royce, Dimension Data and Singapore Airlines, amongst many others.
Vernetta is a stalwart of radio, having helmed major drive time shows and has been a pilot of the airwave for more than 20 years. She is currently co-hosting LIVE! with Mike Kasem & Vernetta Lopez on Mediacorp radio GOLD 905, weekdays from 6am – 10am.
Head of The Celebrity Agency
Georgina Chang’s illustrious media career started almost 30 years ago, when she was the youngest and one of the most popular DJs at the Perfect 10, 987FM. Her wide repertoire includes hosting “live” television shows on Channel 5, presenting for Channel V, travelling the world interviewing celebrities for ESPN Star Sports and producing programmes and promos for NBC Asia.
She started her management path at radio, and was the Vice President of Class 95, Gold 90FM, and 987FM. She is currently the Head of The Celebrity Agency, overseeing the commercial careers of a hundred television and radio stars of Mediacorp.
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Founder of Crazycat
Sarah Bagharib is a former documentary producer/director who has worked on a wide range of programmes, from hard-hitting current affairs for Al Jazeera to a series on contemporary artists for Bloomberg TV. After five years of working in TV/documentary production, Sarah decided to try something different and now works for an international humanitarian aid organisation as a Communications Officer.
Outside her job, she is a TEDx speaker, a founding member of The Codette Project, a ground-up initiative trying to increase awareness and access to tech for minority women, and also currently sits on the Corporate Communications Advisory Committee at the Singapore Muslim Women’s Association (PPIS). Sarah’s also a social advocate who pushes for all things that empower women. In December 2017, she started Crazycat, a media platform for the everyday women who are living life serving their own purpose. She builds this community through content, events and workshops.