Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Prior to her move to the University of Miami, Rechna was the Director of Development for the television production company Sphere Media Plus – producer of the International Emmy nominated series 19-2 (Bravo!), the award-winning drama series This Life (CBC) and mini-series Bad Blood (CityTV).
Rechna has an expansive track record in the realm of producing, as the Executive in Charge of Production & Post at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, founded by Academy Award winner Norman Jewison, she executive produced over 100 video productions per year. Providing leadership to 600+ cast and crew and 40 filmmakers per year, Rechna offered ongoing guidance as it related to both the practical and creative aspects of video production. She built on and maintained the CFC’s industry relationships with Toronto’s unions, guilds and industry suppliers.
Outside of her years as a freelance producer for television, film, online content and documentary projects, Rechna, most notably, produced the award-winning feature film Margarita and has recently completed post on her latest feature film Keely and Du (an adaptation of the Pulitzer nominated play of the same name) under her own shingle Rechna Varma Productions Inc.
Rechna has a BA in Communications from the University of Windsor, her MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Global Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Rechna has been a guest lecturer and an Artist-in-Residence at the Rotman School of Management for their Applied Innovation course.