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THE QFTC PRESENTS “In-Depth Discussion about the Visual Effects Industry”

“In-Depth Discussion about the Visual Effects Industry”
Best Practices: Dividing the Work on a Film and/or TV Show
Among Facilities

Montréal, August 31, 2017– On September 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Palais des congrès, the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) is pleased to present an “In-Depth Discussion about the Visual Effects Industry,” a panel that will bring together four internationally renowned American VFX directors with very impressive resumés:  
  • Gretchen Libby, (The Revenant, Avatar, Ironman) Executive in Charge, Global Studio, ILM
  • Nancy St. John(Babe, Gladiator), VFX producer & consultant
  • Randy Starr(San Andreas, Warcraft movie, Into the storm) V-P, senior, VFX et 3D, Legendary Pictures 
  • William W. Wilson III(The three Musketeers, Arabian Nights, The Killer, Day of the Beast), V-P senior, Production
The panel is presented as part of effectsMTL and will be moderated by Benoit Touchette, Head of Visual Effects at MELS.

Check out the panelists’ biographies.

Panelists will share their advice on how to optimize the quality of a production by developing a collaborative spirit between different teams. What are the best practices to adopt and the obstacles to overcome when making visual effects for an American blockbuster?
“The QFTC has been an effectsMTL partner since the beginning, and this year, we are renewing our commitment by presenting, in collaboration with MELS,our Prestige Partner, a very high-caliber panel on improving industry practices,” said Pierre Moreau, Chief Executive Officer of the QFTC.
 “We’re very pleased to participate in this panel,” said Michel Trudel, President of MELS.
“The field of visual effects is a very important driver of growth in our industry in Montréal. We have to keep organizing these kinds of meetings between key players in our industry to encourage dialogue, generate innovative ideas and create lasting business relationships.”

One-on-one meetings with panelists
Speed-dating style one-on-one meetings between the four panelists and QFTC-member visual effects companies will be held on September 6 in the afternoon at the Palais des congrès.
A VFX Fam Tour with American panelists including studio visits and business meetings is also planned for September 5 to 8.

QFTC members get 15% off

As an event partner, the QFTC is pleased to offer all of its members 15% off the cost of registration for the event. The panel is included in the $42 Expo + Conference pass.
Box Office:effectsmtl.com

About the QFTC
The Quebec 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 receives support from its Partners:  Air Canada, National Bank, Iatse 514, Téléfiction, Technicolor, Attraction, Miller Thomson, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Hôtel William Gray, Intercontinental, le Ritz Carlton, Corporate Stays hotels, Loews Hôtel Vogue, MELS,  Zone3 VR and Hôtel Gault/Monville as well as assistance from various federal, provincial and municipal governmental departments. For more details, visit www.qftc.ca

About effectsMTL
effectsMTL 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 6 – 7 September.


Andrée Gendron
Director of Communications
Quebec Film and Television Council
Office: 514 499-7070, ext. 230
Mobile: 514 462-5954
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