*Drive Entertainment Group Overview:Gumption… enterprise… moxie…DRIVE. That’s the operative word, the personal philosophy of the proprietor and the name of the organization - DRIVE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP. Raquel Bruno has that drive we speak of and more, making her an able, savvy, and thoughtful multi-media businesswoman ready to take her charges to the next level and beyond.

Raquel Bruno began her career in television at Nickelodeon & Nick at Nite. There she was part of the team that launched the ‘TV Land’ channel and was responsible for clearing all programming and retromercials for the network. Upon her promotion to Manager of Strategic Partnership Marketing, she served as liaison between Viacom partners such as UPN, Paramount and National Amusements, as well as the Museum of Television & Radio. Her passion for the retro subject matter led her to spearhead television preservation efforts for TV Land with the Museum’s assistance.

Special events became Bruno’s forte, when she took on the on site coordination of all talent for MTV Radio, MTV News, MTV Online, and various other departments for MTV’s big events. The MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, MTV’s Spring Break, MTV Icon, and Total Request Live are among the events/programs to which Bruno lent her talents.

MTV/Viacom lost Bruno in 2005 to Central Talent Booking, an organization that took on clients for which they booked talent. At CTB, she booked big events like The People’s Choice Awards, A&E’s Teen Stars, UNCF Tribute to Aretha Franklin, The Discovery Kids Channel, XM Radio and various other media outlets.
In 2007 the time was right for Bruno to launch her own company. DRIVE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP was started to offer clients – on the booking and management sides – unprecedented attention to detail, unparalleled forward movement of their careers and events and real understanding of their needs and circumstances. Since the company’s inception, Bruno has booked/produced various events and shows such as Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards, the Jennifer Hudson Oscar party, Logo Affiliate Launch Party, FearNet Launch Party, Xbox 360 ‘Gears of War’ Launch Event, Current TV’s New Icons Campaign, Jay-Z’s MTV Movie Awards Party, G-Star’s Fashion Show, Bravo’s Even More Scary Movie Moments, IFC’s ‘Guest List’, Logo’s New Now Next Awards, Rosie O’Donnell’s The Big Gay Sketch Show, Shaun White Snowboard Video Game Launch, WE TV’s High School Confidential, MTV’s It’s on with Alexa Chung.In 2007 the time was right for Bruno to launch her own company. DRIVE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP was started to offer clients – on the booking and management sides – unprecedented attention to detail, unparalleled forward movement of their careers and events and real understanding of their needs and circumstances. Since the company’s inception, Bruno has booked/produced various events and shows such as Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards, the Jennifer Hudson Oscar party, Logo Affiliate Launch Party, FearNet Launch Party, Xbox 360 ‘Gears of War’ Launch Event, Current TV’s New Icons Campaign, Jay-Z’s MTV Movie Awards Party, G-Star’s Fashion Show, Bravo’s Even More Scary Movie Moments, IFC’s ‘Guest List’, Logo’s New Now Next Awards, Rosie O’Donnell’s The Big Gay Sketch Show, Shaun White Snowboard Video Game Launch, WE TV’s High School Confidential, MTV’s It’s on with Alexa Chung.

*Recent links/projects:Jumpstart-For the past two years we have booked celebrity moms & readers to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record and The Today Show. Denise Richards, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Stone, Nelly Furtado, Patti LaBelle, Ashanti, Bridget Moynahan and many others have been booked by Drive Entertainment to participate.
http://www.jstart.org/campaigns/celebrity-readers

Fresh Films/Dreaming Tree Productions- Drive Entertainment Group has booked various celebrities to participate in their youth empowering programs that give teens an opportunity to create short films within the Hollywood community. Bobb’e J Thompson, Dominic Monaghan and many others have participated in the individual programs.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-young-filmmakers30-2010mar30,0,3923154.story

WE TV & Ladies Home Journal-WE Do Good Awards- An event/awards show that honored women doing extraordinary things in their communities. Drive booked celebrity moms Andie MacDowell & Ally Sheedy.

Defeat The Label/Stand4Change Day- Drive Entertainment Group has booked various celebrities, musicians and athletes to participate in their anti-bullying campaign nationwide annually. http://www.defeatthelabel.com

Susan G. Komen Greater NYC- Drive Entertainment Group booked Betsey Johnson for the Survivor Award during their annual luncheon as well as to be the host to kick off the 2013 Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure.
http://www.komennyc.org/site/PageServer

In addition for 2012-2013, Drive Entertainment Group booked and produced green events for Lexus, VW and Greenzy’s as well as TV productions/web productions for Logo, MTV, NAACP nominated UNCF’s Tribute to Chaka Khan, Google’s Youtube Play at the Guggenheim, Pepsi’s The Flow, MLB Fan Cave, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-College Television Awards, The Wendy Williams Show, BBC America, Soul Train Awards, Defeat the Label, Dew Tour Concerts and many other television specials and red carpet events.

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Drive Entertainment Group
Phone: 212-219-2370
Raquel@driveentertainmentgroup.com