Executive Vice President of California Pictures at Paramount Summer Helene is not only one of the youngest executives in Hollywood history, she will soon be announcing her place as one of the few women and the youngest studio head in Hollywood history!
Born in Lakewood, California, Summer Helene moved to Australia when she was just six weeks old. While she has been in the entertainment industry all of her life, her career officially began when she was chosen as a Victoria Secret Model at just 17 years of age. After a short, but very successful modeling career, Summer Helene changed gears and easily made the often difficult transition into feature films and television. While on the set of ‘Slaughter Party’ Actor Ron Jeremy convinced her to give up a successful film career and get into the film ‘business’. One week later Summer Helene was an assistant to a producer and on her way to becoming one of the few female power houses in Hollywood. Summer Helene’s tenacity, demeanor and her uncompromising style earned her the nickname “The Duchess of Hollywood”. “The Duchess”, is known for her ability to “get any film made” and is often asked to share her experiences in Hollywood on Television and radio shows, as well as on panels at Comicon and most major film festivals. On Friday nights Summer Helene shares her experiences as the host of the wildly successful radio show "Behind the Scenes". "Behind the Scenes" helps both aspiring and experienced entertainers easily navigate the Hollywood machine.
Throughout her 15 year career Summer Helene has won multiple awards and worked with Mountain Pictures, Moon River Cinema, Discovery and Paramount Pictures, as well as working with award winning directors Owen Land (George Landow), Michael Burton, Emmy Award winning writer Dev Ross and Composer Vasily Shumov. While working with Dev Ross (The Land before Time, Darkwing Duck), Summer Helene spearheaded a new television format with ‘The Rocks’ a groundbreaking Television Series supported by the City of Sedona. Using this new format Summer Helene has helped celebrities and filmmakers bring their dreams to both the big and small screen. A noted feminist and philanthropist Summer Helene often uses her Hollywood friends and connections to support animal and children's charities.