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Montreal, October 28th, 2019 – Each year, MIPCOM – The World’s Entertainment Content Market gathers more than 13,000 professionals from the entertainment industry. Buyers, producers, distributors are there to exchange and build business relationships. This 34th edition organized by Reed Midem took place from October 14 to 17th in Cannes. This year, the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) was once again present through its National Film & TV Commissioner, Chanelle Routhier. The outcome of her visit was particularly positive and highlight the current growth of global television and film production worldwide.
“Many producers have shown an interest in producing their television, film, animation and/or visual effects projects in Quebec. The enthusiasm for our Quebec producers’ creativity, the fact that we are bilingual, combined with the offer of our tax credits, make us an ideal place for foreign producers to consider!”
Chanelle Routhier – Film and TV Commissioner at the QFTC
The QFTC met with several important production companies in the industry such as Anagram, a Swedish production company, BBC Studios Worldwide France, Hasbro Studios/eOne Entertainment from the United States as well as Orange Media Italy, whom all expressed an interest in the production offer of the province. As part of MIPCOM, the QFTC was also invited by Reed Midem to attend a networking event called Meet with Funds & Film Commissioners to introduce the QFTC and explain to foreign producers how Quebec operates and what it has to offer.
Finally, MIPCOM was also a chance to take stock of the creation of the Canadian Film Commissions communications network supported by the Secrétariat aux relations canadiennes from the Government of Quebec with our partner in the project, the Vancouver Economic Commission, and their CEO, Catherine Warren. The latter said she was very pleased with this partnership and hopes that this first common initiative could lead to other projects of this type between the different provinces. The initiative also drew the attention of several producers interested in a nationwide offer of content.
MIPCOM 2019: The Next Steps
Among the various contacts made at MIPCOM, many expressed their interest to take part in a visit of Quebec. In addition to project-specific scouts, the QFTC holds four familiarization tours each year to showcase the services and expertise available in the province (studios, film locations, visual effects companies, tax credits, etc.) to producers who have never visited before. These tours are often the beginning of many projects in the province of Quebec. The QFTC also works on a daily basis to connect foreign producers interested in carrying out their projects in Quebec with the various local actors in the film and TV sector.
About the QFTC
The QFTC is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 that contributes to the development and competitiveness of Quebec as a world-class multi-screen production centre. As an economic development agency, its mission is to generate investment in Quebec through competitive tax incentive programs, the expertise of industry members, architectural diversity, the quality of its infrastructure and the industry’s ability to export its products to foreign markets.
The QFTC is supported by its partners: Air Canada, National Bank of Canada, BFL Canada, Corporate Stays, Demers Beaulne, Difuze, EP Canada, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Front Row Insurance Brokers, Hôtel Gault/Monville, Hybride, MELS, Miller Thomson, Grande Studios, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Rodeo FX, William Gray Hotel, Mount Stephen Hotel as well as from federal, provincial and municipal governments.
For more details, visit www.qftc.ca