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“The Art of Pitching to Hollywood,” a Presentation of the QFTC


Montreal, May 18, 2016 – The QFTC is very pleased to present a panel dedicated to professionals in the visual effects and animation sector: "The Art of Pitching to Hollywood,” on June 1, 2016, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Presented for the second consecutive year as part of effects MTL, “The Art of Pitching to Hollywood” will bring together two speakers from the US who are renowned for their extensive expertise and their major projects: Blanca Lista, VP Feature Film Production, Jim Henson Co., and Lori Nelson, Senior VP of VFX, Warner Bros.

In this presentation, the panellists will share their insight on how visual effects companies can optimize their sales pitch with Hollywood studios. What are the best practices and obstacles during the completion of a project for an American blockbuster?
Cyril Loreau, Deputy Commissioner of the QFTC will act as a moderator.
“Speed-dating” type individual meetings between QFTC member visual effects companies and the producers are also planned for June 1.
15% Discount for QFTC Members
As a partner, the QFTC is pleased to offer its members a 15% discount on any type of effects MTL pass. The code to obtain the discount is BCTQ16effects.Tickets: effectsmtl.com 
About the QFTC
Founded in 2006, the Québec Film and Television Council (QFTC) is a non-profit organization 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 by relying on competitive tax incentive programs, the expertise of industry members, architectural diversity, the quality of infrastructure and the industry’s ability to export its products to foreign markets.

The QFTC would like to thank the following Prestige Partners for their support: National Bank, IATSE 514, Hotel Place d'Armes, Intercontinental Hotel and Corporate Stays, as well as the invaluable assistance it receives from various governmental institutions. For more details, visit www.qftc.ca.

About effects MTL
effects MTL is a Connection Events production. Connection Events specialises in the organisation of international business events in the video game, visual effects and animation industries. This international conference for professionals in the VFX and animation industry will take place at the Palais des congrès on the 1 – 2 June (Montreal, QC, Canada).
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Andrée Gendron
Director of Communications
Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC)
O: (514) 499-7070, ext. 230
C: (514) 462-5954

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