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MONTRÉAL (September 13, 2013) – Bell Media announced today the appointment of Michel Houle as President of the French-Language Committee and Co-chair of the board of directors of the Harold Greenberg Fund, an organization dedicated to supporting independent film and television production.
Michel Houle is a leading figure in Canadian film and television. He has served on the Harold Greenberg Fund board of directors and the French-language committee for 11 years, and is regularly consulted for his extensive expertise and understanding of industry issues.
“Michel’s in-depth knowledge of film and television production, distribution and exhibition make him uniquely qualified to take over and pursue the Fund’s mission,” said Charles Benoit, President, Television and Radio – Québec, Bell Media. “We are confident that with the help of his outstanding team, he will fulfil the promise of the Harold Greenberg Fund and its programs to benefit Canadian talent.”
Michel Houle succeeds Rock Demers, the founder and president of Productions La Fête and a prolific and internationally-recognized Québec-based filmmaker. Mr. Demers was named president of the Fund in 1996.
“On behalf of the entire Bell Media team, I would like to thank Rock Demers for his seventeen years at the head of the French-Language Committee of the Harold Greenberg Fund and for his invaluable contribution,” said Benoit. “His experience, wisdom and passion for film and television allowed the Fund to constantly evolve and promote independent production in Québec.”
The board of directors of the Harold Greenberg Fund has 14 members drawn from the film and television industry. The Fund operates two financing programs – English and French – each with its own financing components. The programs are respectively administered by a committee of seven members of the board of directors of the Harold Greenberg Fund. All members have the experience and skills required to assess financing requests to the Fund.
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