Award Queen, a consultancy specializing in working with production companies and agencies to strategically enter awards shows, has launched. Headquartered in New York, the company was founded by Ileana Montalvo. Award Queen launches with Biscuit Filmworks, for which Ms. Montalvo and her team will handle entries for all awards shows.

Ms. Montalvo was most recently AICP’s Director of Events, where she oversaw the production of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial and the AICP Next Awards. In addition to producing the events and judging for each competition, including the annual Curatorial meetings, she also managed the entry process.  “I noticed all too often opportunities were missed by entrants because the work was not placed to its best advantage.”

An industry vet, she knows all the pitfalls and crunches companies can encounter when entering the ever-growing number of awards shows.  “I’ve created flexible services to help companies feel confident that their work is being presented in the best light - saving them time and money.”

Award Queen holds personalized discovery sessions with its clients to determine the best entry strategy for its work. Award Queen and its team collaborates with Provider Media post production services and EP/Partner Joanne Ferraro to also create case studies and other entry assets.

"I hope no one else uses Ileana because she is the best and I want to win all the awards this year," Shawn Lacy, Managing Director, Biscuit Filmworks.

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