Jean Bureau elected president of the Board of Directors of the APFTQ

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 International.

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.

About APFTQ
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
pboie@apftq.qc.ca

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