Michel Trudel becomes President of MELS

Company enters new phase of development

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - TVA Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Michel Trudel as President of MELS, a Canadian film and television production leader. Michel Trudel is known as one of the builders of the industry. He will be responsible for pursuing MELS's growth and steering the company through a new stage of development at home and abroad.

"As the founder of Les locations Michel Trudel, the developer of Mel's - La Cité du Cinéma, and the founder of Les génératrices Star, Michel has played an instrumental role since 1988 in the emergence and development of Québec's film and television production industry," said Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of Quebecor Media Group and TVA Group Inc. "His move up from President of MELS's soundstage and equipment division to President of the company reflects our confidence in him."

With this appointment, Michel Trudel adds to the duties he performed as president of the soundstage and equipment division responsibility for all of the company's other divisions, including visual effects and postproduction (previously known as Vision Globale). He will be supported by a top-notch team including Paul Bellerose, Vice President Sales; François Garcia, Vice President Sales – Creative Services; Benoît Touchette, VFX Manager; and Sébastien Labbé, the newly appointed Senior Operations Manager.

TVA Group is confident that Michel Trudel will be able to leverage MELS's strengths and expertise to expand its success in Québec and around the world.

About MELS
The MELS brand enjoys a sterling reputation in the film industry. The long roster of movies shot at its La Cité du Cinéma facilities in recent years include The Walk, 300, The Covenant, Human Traffiking, Birdman, X-Men Days of Future Past, The Aviator, Life of Pi and Beyond Borders. MELS's services also include equipment leasing and cinematic, television, Internet and mobile distribution and broadcasting, as well as postproduction services, digital imaging, sound design, modelling, animation, matte painting and compositing.



For further information: Véronique Mercier, Vice President, Communications, Media Group and TVA Group Inc., C. 438 390-0876, veronique.mercier@tva.ca


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