Nicole Hilliard-Forde is a Canadian film producer and Emmy-nominated casting director. She is responsible for planning and overseeing the development and production of content for film, television and digital platforms for indie production company Motel Pictures Inc. Her credits include the feature The Other Half written/directed by Joey Klein, starring Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey, Weekend) and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), which received excellent critical acclaim at SXSW Film Festival in Narrative Competition. Nicole is known as a media professional with an eye for the development of new and emerging talent through her work as Producer of TIFF Rising Stars – a talent accelerator initiative of the Toronto International Film Festival. Nicole is a member of the Casting Society of America, the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Canadian Media Production Association.