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.
In 1989, after Pelletier died, Giroux shifted the company's focus to feature films and television. In 1997, he was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Live-Action Short Film for Zie 37 Stage.
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, Giroux purchased the rights.. 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. On 26 April 2016, Telefilm Canada announced financial support for Giroux's production. For The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches, Giroux was nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture.
His films include:
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- Ross, Madeleine (25 January 2018). "Marcel Giroux : producteur de cinéma". Radio-Canada. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
- Staff (November 1997). "The 1997 Genie Awards". Playback. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
- Demers, Maxime (28 October 2017). "Un roman culte porté au grand écran". Le Journal de Montreal. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
- Rose, Alex (31 October 2017). "Controversial filmmaking and a contemporary Quebec-lit hit". Cult MTL. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
- "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.
- "Film Nominees". Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
- "Marcel Giroux". Telefilm Canada. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
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