Marcel Giroux

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Marcel Giroux
ResidenceMontreal, Quebec
NationalityFrench Canadian
OccupationFilm producer
Television producer

Marcel Giroux is a Canadian film producer. He co-founded the company GPA Films in Montreal with André Pelletier in 1983, using it to make documentary films, advertisements, music videos and other productions.[1]

In 1989, after Pelletier died, Giroux shifted the company's focus to feature films and television.[1][2] In 1997, he was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Live-Action Short Film for Zie 37 Stage.[3]

While many producers considered the novel The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy a poor choice for basing a film on,[4] Giroux purchased the rights.[5]. He asked director Simon Lavoie if he would be interested in such a project in 2013; Lavoie claimed to be a fan of the novel and accepted the offer.[4] On 26 April 2016, Telefilm Canada announced financial support for Giroux's production.[6] For The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches, Giroux was nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture.[7]

Filmography[edit]

His films include:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Info". GPA Films. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ Ross, Madeleine (25 January 2018). "Marcel Giroux : producteur de cinéma". Radio-Canada. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ Staff (November 1997). "The 1997 Genie Awards". Playback. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b Demers, Maxime (28 October 2017). "Un roman culte porté au grand écran". Le Journal de Montreal. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  5. ^ Rose, Alex (31 October 2017). "Controversial filmmaking and a contemporary Quebec-lit hit". Cult MTL. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Telefilm Canada funds the production of 17 French-language films for a total of more than $17 million". Telefilm Canada. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Film Nominees". Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Marcel Giroux". Telefilm Canada. Retrieved 11 March 2018.