MONTREAL, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the APFTQ who met
today in a special general assembly unanimously elected Mr. Jean Bureau
as president of the board of the Association of Film and Television
Producers of Quebec (APFTQ).
Mr. Bureau is co-chairman and co-founder of Incendo, a Canadian company
specializing in the production and distribution of high quality
television programming for the global market.
Jean Bureau, Economist and Graduate of Harvard Business
School's/International Marketing, possesses a wide range of experience
in domestic and international distribution and film financing. Prior
to co-founding Incendo in 2001, Jean Bureau acted as Vice President,
International and Domestic Distribution, for the following leading
public companies in the entertainment business: Columbia, TriStar,
Twentieth Century Fox, Astral, Coscient, Motion International and TVA
Over the last 20 years, Jean Bureau forged unique relationships with
every major broadcaster in Canada, the United States and Europe and
established himself as a valued supplier of high quality programming
throughout the world.
Claire Samson, President and CEO of the APFTQ, said she was very happy
with the appointment of Mr. Bureau. "Jean Bureau has been a Board
member of our association for many years, he knows very well the
problems related to our industry and I am sure he will use his skills
as a producer and his many talents to effectively represent the members
of our association."
Mr. Bureau is elected President until the next annual general meeting of
the Association to be held in early June 2012.
The Association of Film and Television Producers of Quebec (APFTQ)
represents over 140 independent film and television production
companies. These companies produce the vast majority of Quebec
productions or co-productions for all screens, in French and English
languages and the vast majority of Canadian productions or
co-productions in original French language.
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For further information:
Patrick Boie, Communications director, APFTQ
514 397-8600, ext. 228