Over 80 representatives of the kids entertainment industry gathered at Québec Government Office on February 8 to celebrate innovators from Montréal and New York, and promote cross border opportunities in the largest media market in North America.
The event, hosted by interim Delegate General Manon Boucher and held on the occasion of Kidscreen Summit 2012, the industry's most important conference, brought together some of Québec’s most innovative companies such as Toon Boom’s Oasis Animation, co-producer of “Lucky Fred,” the children’s series that currently airs on Disney Channel worldwide.
Also in attendance were Peter Moss, president of Youth Media Alliance, Marie-Claude Beauchamp, president of Alliance Québec Animation, Anne Lyse Hacket from Sodec, Québec’s agency for cultural affairs and Jonathan Finkelstein, president of Apartment 11 Productions who won the 2012 Kidscreen award for Best Tweens/Teens Program for his “In Real Life 2” series.
“All of you are great at telling stories and I hope that tonight will be the start of beautiful stories about innovation and business success for both Québec and New York-based companies,” Ms. Boucher told the creative audience. “And we, at Québec Government Office, are here to provide support when you need it.”