Welcome to Caliativity Productions. I have been working in the event and television world for over three decades now. Over the years, I have worked with some incredibly talented creative visionaries. My mission is to share the knowledge that I have acquired and help you reach your full potential.
Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk, Director and Founder of CALIATIVITY PRODUCTIONS, LTD.
Calia is a multiple Emmy and James Beard award-winning producer who has worked in live and branded events and marketing since she completed her first internship at the Cologne Tradefair and Convention Authority, Since then she has worked in branded entertainment throughout the US ranging from Las Vegas conventions to television and theatre. As a member of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s Production team, she worked on the production and production management teams The Martha Stewart Show, Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn, Emeril’s Table with Chef Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart’s Apprentice Finale, Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, Martha Bakes, The Live Finale of the 45th Annual Pillsbury Bake-off, Whatever, Martha! and Whatever, You’re Wrong with Jennifer Koppelman-Hutt and Alexa Stewart. She also contributed to seven Hallmark holiday television specials featuring Martha Stewart and celebrity guests including Michelle Obama and Jill Biden and national ad campaigns, integrations, magazine shoots and partner programs for companies ranging from Macy's to Michael's and The Home Depot.
In theatre, she was Associate Director of Development and Program Coordinator at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, one of the US Theatre's foremost developmental theatre centers. There she worked in George White's office and had the pleasure of watching August Wilson, Herman D. Farrell, III and Joe DiPietro's plays jump from page to production. At Richard Frankel Productions on Broadway, she discovered the ups and downs of becoming a producer, as a member of the team that created the ill-fated Broadway Hall of Fame. Shortly thereafter, she met Trish Vradenburg for whom she became press manager, assistant for the play, Surviving Grace. As Assistant to the dancer, Jacques d'Amboise, she toured and performed with the dancer on programs as diverse as University residencies, in-school training, The Kennedy Center programs and the United Nations' 50th Anniversary Celebration in Geneva, Switzerland.
Calia honed her management skills at the International consulting firm of McKinsey and Company and the President’s office of The French Petroleum Institute both in France and the US.
As a producer, Calia produced the Food in Film part of the Cayman Islands International festival with special guest, Eric Ripert and produced the film of the cook-off filmed by the Academy Students. Calia also served on the Board of Advisors of CayFilm for several years.
Calia is based in the UK and now works with small and large companies to create branded campaigns and events throughout the world.