A Touch More, the production company founded by world-renowned athletes Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe, has announced the hiring of industry veteran Camille Bernier-Green as its head of development.
Last December, Variety exclusively revealed that Bird, a five-time Olympic gold medalist and basketball legend, and Rapinoe, a two-time FIFA World Cup-winning soccer superstar, would expand their influence beyond sports and launch the production company in partnership with Togethxr.
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The label’s name is a reference to its mission to “bring a touch more understanding, connection, entertainment, and conversation to the evolving media landscape” by granting a platform to underrepresented voices of women, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC creators.
News of Bernier-Green’s appointment comes after Rapinoe bid farewell to international soccer on Sunday, leading the US. Women’s National Team to a 2-0 triumph over South Africa.
“I’m excited to be joining such a powerful team and to work alongside Megan and Sue,” Camille Bernier-Green said in a statement. “The A Touch More team is passionate about telling stories from underrepresented communities and creating space for more voices, an effort that is near and dear to my heart. I’m thrilled and humbled by this dream opportunity.”
In the new role, Bernier-Green will be responsible for building out the company’s inaugural programming slate of both scripted and unscripted projects. A Touch More was involved with launching the successful ESPN “30 for 30” podcast “Pink Card,” a four-part series from Peabody-winning producer Shima Oliaee, which followed the lives of women in Iran fighting for the right to watch soccer.
Bernier-Green joins A Touch More after serving as the director of documentaries for Disney’s Onyx Collective and has produced and developed projects for Bravo, HBO, Facebook and ABC News. Throughout her career, Bernier-Green has helped shepherd such projects as the Emmy-wining series “Red Table Talk,” the Peabody Award-winning documentary “Aftershock,” Critics Choice award-nominated “9 Months with Courtney Cox” and the docuseries “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields,” which is currently nominated for two Primetime Emmys. Bernier-Green also produced “Miso,” an independent short film that follows the developing friendship between a woman and her doula.
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