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The Quebec Culture Capital Fund was created on November 7, 2011 by the Government of Québec and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ to provide innovative financing to Québec cultural organisations interested in exporting their projects and products.

The Quebec Culture Capital Fund has a $100 million budget to support the marketing and export of major Québec cultural products.

It proposes new and innovative financial instruments in the financing of Québec cultural organisations, which take the form of equity voting shares, preferred shares, and loans.


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  • 2014-10-29
    The Quebec Culture Capital Fund Moves
    • Montreal, October 28, 2014 – The Quebec Culture Capital Fund … Continue reading


      Montreal, October 28, 2014 -

      The Quebec Culture Capital Fund (QCCF) will now have its offices at 485 McGill Street, Suite 900 Montreal, in the same premises as Fonds d’investissement de la culture et des communications l.p. (FICC).

      The CEO of both funds, Maurice Prud’homme, sees this reorganization as a major improvement for the funding accessibility for Quebec cultural enterprises.

      About the Quebec Culture Capital Fund
      The Quebec Culture Capital Fund (QCCF) is the outcome of the Québec government’s desire to support the development of large-scale cultural projects. The creation of this venture capital fund was announced in the 2011 provincial budget and the official launch followed in November of that same year. Endowed with a $100 million budget provided by the Government of Québec ($60 million) through Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and by its partner, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the fund looks to make profitable investments in large-scale cultural projects destined for export, notably live show production, book publishing and the purchase and sale of publishing rights, film and television production, cross-platform production, sound recording and the purchase and sale of catalogues, as well as interactive digital and video game production. To learn more, visit  www.capitalculture.ca

      About FICC
      Fonds d’investissement de la culture et des communications l.p. (FICC) is a venture capital partnership which started its operations in 1997. FICC provides financial partnerships to Quebec companies in the field of culture, communications and digital. FICC is a limited partnership comprising three limited partners and three general partners. This combination of financial experts, cultural industry specialists and Québec cultural production artisans make FICC a unique organization. To learn more, visit  www.ficc.qc.ca

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      Source : Fonds Capital Culture Québec, s.e.c.
      Renseignements : Maurice Prud’homme
      Directeur général
      (514) 940-6820 poste 225
      maurice.prudhomme@capitalculture.ca

  • 2014-02-21
    Service Agreement between Fonds d’investissement de la culture et des communications and Fonds Capital Culture Québec
    • Montreal, February 21, 2014- Ms. Andrée Grimard, Chair of the … Continue reading


      Montreal, February 21, 2014- Ms. Andrée Grimard, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fonds Capital Culture Québec (FCCQ), and Mr. Raymond Legault, Chairman of the Board of the Fonds d’investissement de la culture et des communications (FICC) are pleased to announce a service agreement pursuant to which Mr. Maurice Prud’homme will be appointed General Manager of FCCQ while he will remain General Manager of the FICC. 

      “The service agreement allows the FCCQ to benefit from the services of Mr. Maurice Prud’homme recognized as a talented manager, said Ms. Grimard. Mr. Prud’homme will no doubt allow the FCCQ to meet its objectives. »”This service agreement will be optimizing the efficiency and synergy between the two organizations as well as contributing to the companies in the cultural and communications sector, “said Mr. Raymond Legault, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the FICC.»

      FCCQ  Members of the Board of Directors  

      NOM FONCTION
      GRIMARD, Andrée Chair
      BOUDREAU, Françoise Director
      CHARPENTIER, Robert Director – Treasurer
      CYR, Mylène Director
      FÉQUIÈRE, Madeleine Director
      LECLERC, René Director
      MACEROLA, François Director
      MÉTHOT, Andrée-Lise Director
      SIMARD, Monique Director

       FICC Members of the Board of Directors

      NOM FONCTION
      LEGAULT, Raymond Chairman
      CHARPENTIER, Robert Director
      COJOCARU, Marie-Christine Director – Treasurer
      CYR, Mylène Director
      FARLEY-CHEVRIER, Francis Director – Secretary
      FORTIN, Luc Director – Vice-president
      GODBOUT, Clément Director
      LABESSE, Sophie Director
      PELCHAT, Jocelyne

      PRÉGENT, Sophie

      ROY, André

      SIMARD, Monique

      Director

      Director

      Director

      Director

       

       
       
       

      About the Quebec Culture Capital Fund

      The Quebec Culture Capital Fund (QCCF) is the outcome of the Québec government’s desire to support the development of large-scale cultural projects. The creation of this venture capital fund was announced in the 2011 provincial budget and the official launch followed in November of that same year. Endowed with a $100 million budget provided by the Government of Québec ($60 million) through Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and by its partner, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the fund looks to make profitable investments in large-scale cultural projects destined for export, notably live show production, book publishing and the purchase and sale of publishing rights, film and television production, cross-platform production, sound recording and the purchase and sale of catalogues, as well as interactive digital and video game production. To learn more, visit www.capitalculture.ca

       About FICC 

      Fonds d’investissement de la culture et des communications l.p. (FICC) is a venture capital partnership which started its operations in 1997. FICC provides financial partnerships to Quebec companies in the field of culture, communications and digital. FICC is a limited partnership comprising three limited partners and three general partners. This combination of financial experts, cultural industry specialists and Québec cultural production artisans make FICC a unique organization. To learn more, visit ficc.qc.ca .


       

       

  • 2013-08-14
    Ms Andrée Grimard is appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quebec Culture Capital Fund
    • MONTREAL, Aug. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – The Ministry of … Continue reading


      MONTREAL, Aug. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – The Ministry of Culture and Communications, the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Government of Québec, and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Andrée Grimard to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quebec Culture Capital Fund. Ms Grimard succeeds to Mr. François Macerola who was Acting Chairman of the Board.

      “The vast experience of Ms Grimard and her abilities and knowledge recognized in corporate law, commercial law and securities in banking and insurance will prove to be an asset for the Fund and in the pursuit of its goals,” said Mr. Macerola, president and CEO of SODEC.

      “We are pleased that Ms Grimard has agreed to help support the growth of cultural organizations and the development of their projects across the world, and we wish to thank Mr. Macerola for acting as Interim Chairman since February 6, 2013,” added Mr. Robert Charpentier, Interim General Manager for Quebec Culture Capital Fund.

      In assuming her duties as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ms Grimard said: “I am proud to fulfill the mandate entrusted to me and I intend to work closely with the Board members, partners and cultural entrepreneurs in order to pursue the mission of the Fund which is to invest in cultural organizations exporting their projects and products.”

      SOURCE: Quebec Culture Capital Fund

      For further information:

      Information for Journalists only:

      Name: Robert Charpentier
      Title: Interim General Manager
      Quebec Culture Capital Fund
      Telephone: 514-940-6820 Ext. 221
      Email: marlene.girard@capitalculture.ca

  • 2013-07-11
    The Quebec Culture Capital Fund joins together with Muse Entertainment Enterprises Inc. to create the Muse International Television Fund – A fund of $6.25 million for international television distribution
    • MONTREAL, July 11, 2013 – The Quebec Culture Capital Fund … Continue reading


      MONTREAL, July 11, 2013 – The Quebec Culture Capital Fund (QCCF) is pleased to announce an investment of $5 million into the Muse International Television Fund, a fund of $ 6.25 million dedicated to the acquisition of rights for the international distribution of Muse Entertainment’s original productions.. The fund will enable the Quebec company to expand internationally and will help the distribution of “Played,” an original television series, which has been licensed by CTV to broadcast this Fall in Canada.

      “Our investment in the Muse International Television Fund completely fits the mission of the Quebec Culture Capital Fund (QCCF), which is to support the growth of cultural businesses and the development of their projects on the international scene”, says President and CEO of the SODEC and QCCF Interim Chairman, Mr. François Macerola. “Such financial commitments also demonstrate our dedication to job creation and the growth of the economy. We are very pleased to contribute to the consolidation and development of a leading Quebec company in the international market place,” adds Robert Charpentier, the FCCQ acting General Director.

      “Muse Entertainment is pleased and proud of the FCCQ’s decision to share in our mission to export our productions on an international scale. Our first project is the series about undercover police agents, “Played.” The dramatic series is scheduled for broadcast on CTV on September 26, 2013 and broadcast worldwide in January 2014,” says Mr. Michael Prupas, President and Founder of Muse Entertainment Enterprises Inc.

      About the Quebec Culture Capital Fund
      The Quebec Culture Capital Fund (QCCF) arose from the Quebec government’s desire to support the development of large-scale cultural projects. The creation of this venture capital fund was announced in the 2011 provincial budget and the official launch followed in November of that same year. Endowed with a $100 million budget provided by the Government of Quebec ($60 million) through Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and by its partner, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the fund looks to make profitable investments in large-scale cultural projects destined for export, notably live show production, book publishing and the purchase and sale of publishing rights, film and television production, cross-platform production, sound recording and the purchase and sale of catalogues, as well as interactive digital and video game production.

      About Muse Entertainment Enterprises Inc.
      Founded in June 1998, Muse today employs some of the country’s best film and television producers, talent and crews. A Canadian leader and one of the most active companies on an international scale in the field of international co-productions, Muse is widely recognized for its high-quality film and television productions with strong global appeal. Since its creation, Muse has produced, co-produced and provided production services for over 175 television movies and mini-series, TV series and feature films. The company has received 299 nominations and 95 awards, including 14 nominations for Emmy© Awards, of which it won five. Headquartered in Montréal, Muse has development and production offices in Toronto and Los Angeles.

  • 2013-06-05
    The Quebec Culture Capital Fund Invests $2.8 million in Cavalia Australian Tour
    • Montréal, June 5, 2013 – The Quebec Culture Capital Fund … Continue reading


      Montréal, June 5, 2013 – The Quebec Culture Capital Fund (QCCF) has announced a $2.8 million investment in the Australian tour of Cavalia. The funds will enable the Quebec-based company to continue its expansion abroad. Over 170 jobs will be created and maintained in the process, consistent with two of QCCF’s objectives.

      Cavalia has attracted nearly 4 million spectators in 56 cities across Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe since its 2003 debut. In light of this success, the Quebec Culture Capital Fund is happy to back Cavalia’s international growth, which will generate substantial economic spinoffs for Quebec. This investment shows that when our cultural enterprises expand abroad, they still create jobs at home” said QCCF Interim General Manager Robert Charpentier.

      “Having travelled half the globe for the past 10 years, the art of Cavalia is truly a universal language,” added Cavalia’s Founder and Artistic Director, Normand Latourelle. “We have enchanted millions of people in North America and Europe and we are now very proud to bring this magnificent production to Australia.”

      After a critically acclaimed success in Brisbane, Cavalia has been playing in Sydney since May 15. Due to strong ticket sales, the New South Wales run has already been extended at three occasions. Cavalia’s Australian tour will continue for at least six months, with the show moving to Melbourne in July. The company struck a chord with audiences when it first introduced the concept of a large-scale equestrian production back in 2003 and has since made its mark in North America, Europe, and more recently, Mexico.

      About the Quebec Culture Capital Fund

      The Quebec Culture Capital Fund (QCCF) is the outcome of the Quebec government’s desire to support the development of large-scale cultural projects. The creation of this venture capital fund was announced in the 2011 provincial budget and the official launch followed in November of that same year. Endowed with a $100 million budget provided by the Government of Quebec ($60 million) through Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and by its partner, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the fund looks to make profitable investments in large-scale cultural projects destined for export, notably live show production, book publishing and the purchase and sale of publishing rights, film and television production, cross-platform production, sound recording and the purchase and sale of catalogues, as well as interactive digital and video game production.

      About Cavalia

      Headquartered in Montréal, Québec, Cavalia operates two touring shows, Cavalia and Odysseo, both of which marry the equestrian arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels. Seen by close to 4 million people across North America, Europe and Australia since its debut, Cavalia celebrates the relationship between humans and horses by recounting the evolution of this bond.

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      Information for journalists only:

      Name: Francine Laurent / Title: Portfolio Manager

      Quebec Culture Capital Fund

      Phone: 514-940-6820 extension 222 / E-mail: francine.laurent@capitalculture.ca

      Name: Eric Paquette / Title: Public Relations Director / Email: epaquette@cavalia.net

      Cavalia Inc.

       

       

       

       

  • 2012-05-10
    Un premier investissement pour le Fonds Capital Culture Québec
    • Montréal, le 10 mai 2012 – Le Fonds Capital Culture … Continue reading


      Montréal, le 10 mai 2012 – Le Fonds Capital Culture Québec annonce aujourd’hui un investissement de 3 millions de dollars dans deux projets mis en œuvre par la société québécoise X3 Productions, les expositions Indiana JonesMC et l’aventure archéologique et STAR WARSMC Identités. Les fonds investis permettront à X3 Productions de prendre pied plus solidement dans un marché en pleine effervescence, et de poursuivre son développement sur la scène internationale. Pour le Fonds Capital Culture Québec, il s’agit du premier investissement de sa courte existence.

      Fondée en 2010, X3 Productions se spécialise dans la création, la production et la tournée d’expositions innovatrices alliant contenu éducatif et nouvelles technologies. L’entreprise mise pour sa croissance sur la solidité, l’expertise et les forces synergiques de ses partenaires-fondateurs, gsmprjct°, L’Équipe Spectra et Bleublancrouge. Sa stratégie repose sur la création, puis la réalisation, de contenus d’expositions portant des valeurs de divertissement, d’éducation et de sciences. L’expérience offerte aux visiteurs des expositions Indiana JonesMC et l’aventure archéologique et STAR WARSMC Identités démontre sans équivoque un savoir-faire remarquable des artistes et artisans regroupés dans X3 Productions.

      « En s’associant à X3 Productions et en choisissant de prendre part financièrement aux projets Indiana JonesMC et l’aventure archéologique et STAR WARSMC Identités, le Fonds Capital Culture Québec démontre sa confiance envers les entrepreneurs culturels d’ici, mais surtout leur capacité de créer et de mettre en œuvre des projets uniques et novateurs, qui puissent enrichir en même temps l’offre des produits de divertissement partout à travers le monde. Le positionnement de X3 Productions dans le domaine des expositions s’avère également une prise de participation québécoise stratégique dans un segment de marché en pleine ébullition », a déclaré le président-directeur général du Fonds Capital Culture Québec, monsieur André Provencher.

      « Il s’agit d’une étape importante dans le développement de notre entreprise et un vote de confiance formidable envers les capacités de notre équipe de créateurs, tous basés au Québec. Ce partenariat majeur contribuera de manière importante à faire rayonner nos deux expositions partout à l’international» a ajouté monsieur Jacques-André Dupont, président de X3 Productions.

      Au cours des prochaines années, les expositions de X3 Productions sillonneront l’Europe, l’Asie et l’Amérique du Sud. À noter que l’exposition Indiana JonesMC et l’aventure archéologique est actuellement présentée à Valence, en Espagne.

      « Cet investissement prouve hors de tout doute que le Fonds Capital Culture Québec est appelé à jouer un grand rôle dans l’exportation du talent de nos créateurs partout sur la planète. Le Québec regorge d’artistes, d’artisans et d’entrepreneurs qui cultivent le sens de l’innovation, et nous sommes fiers de faire découvrir leurs réalisations par le monde entier » a conclu André Provencher.

      À propos du Fonds Capital Culture Québec s.e.c.

      Le Fonds Capital Culture Québec s.e.c., doté d’une enveloppe globale de 100M$, a d’abord été annoncé lors du budget du gouvernement du Québec de mars 2011 afin d’appuyer le développement de projets culturels d’envergure. Il a officiellement vu le jour en novembre de la même année.

      La capitalisation du Fonds Capital Culture Québec est répartie entre le gouvernement du Québec (60M$), représenté par la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), et son partenaire le Fonds de solidarité FTQ (40M$). Le Fonds de capital-risque s’est fixé pour objectifs des investissements rentables dans des projets culturels d’envergure destinés aux marchés d’exportation.

      La production de spectacles, l’édition de livres et l’achat et la vente de droits d’édition, la production cinématographique et télévisuelle, la production multiplateforme, la production d’enregistrements sonores et l’achat et la vente de catalogues, les productions numériques interactives et les jeux vidéo sont les principaux secteurs d’intervention du Fonds Capital Culture Québec.

      À propos de X3 Productions

      X3 Productions a été créée par le regroupement de trois grandes compagnies montréalaises qui unissent leurs forces et leur expertise afin d’offrir des projets clés en main en accord avec la réalité moderne des grands musées du monde. Pionnier et joueur important du domaine du design et de la production d’exposition depuis plus de 50 ans, gsmprjct° (gsmprjct.com) est un collectif de 4 équipes qui ont participé à la création de plusieurs expositions pour le compte d’un grand nombre de musées reconnus mondialement. Quant à L’Équipe Spectra (equipespectra.ca), leader au Canada en organisation d’événements culturels, elle est reconnue pour ses projets de niveau mondial. Finalement, Bleublancrouge (bleublancrouge.ca) a été élue au cours des deux dernières années une des 10 meilleures agences de publicité du Canada, grâce à ses campagnes locales, nationales et internationales saluées mondialement. X3 Productions a pour but de redéfinir et d’intensifier l’expérience muséale moderne en mettant sur pied des expositions interactives spectaculaires conçues pour faire la tournée de musées. En mettant l’accent sur des concepts innovateurs, des collections uniques et un contenu original, X3 Productions vise à faire vivre une nouvelle expérience muséale qui captive, instruit et divertit le visiteur avec de nouveaux moyens novateurs. Renseignements sur x3productions.ca.

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