Last Saturday November 11, Matane’s chamber of commerce hosted its 26th Gala de l’excellence COGECO. Organized every other year, this awards ceremony celebrates entrepreneurs in the region and rewards innovative companies that have made a name for themselves in Matanie and beyond. This year, Vic Pelletier, founder of Groupe PVP, received the prestigious award « Prix hommage à un bâtisseur ».
Fascinated by film-making, Vic Pelletier has been working in the documentary field since 1976. President of Groupe PVP since 1985 (formerly Les productions Vic Pelletier), he earned a reputation through fascinating series and documentary films, many of which explore the Great North. Over the years, he has acquired a rich experience in the television industry, both nationally and internationally. Today, Groupe PVP continues to produce documentaries, but it has expanded its field of expertise in animation, fiction, digital media and information technology.
Keen for his company to stay in its remote location despite the challenges involved, Vic Pelletier is considered by all that know him to be a model of perseverance and courage who proved that companies in remote regions can also enjoy international success.
Every autumn, Cannes hosts the popular international market for entertainment content: MIPCOM. This year, over 13,000 top players in the film and TV industry from over 100 countries were welcomed to the most anticipated global market of the year.
Among this record number of delegates were Groupe PVP’s producers Vincent Leroux, François Trudel and Éli Laliberté, eager to take advantage of the networking opportunities, discover upcoming trends in the entertainment domain and clinch some groundbreaking international partnerships.
Back on Canadian soil, the trio commented that they thoroughly enjoyed this lively, talent-filled event!
Groupe PVP is proud to announce that it has built partnership ties with Australian/ Indian production house Criya Entertainment for its animated series Cosmo the Dodo Bird. With their state-of-the-art studio facilities and a large team of talented artists and technicians that has handled over 1000 projects in this business, Criya Entertainment is emerging as a top global player in the exciting world of animation.
Cosmo the Dodo Bird is a 52-part animated series based on a well-known collection of children’s books in Quebec. It tells the amazing adventures of Cosmo and his gang as they travel through space and protect the fascinating aliens and environments they encounter from harm.
We are delighted to announce that our documentary series Konnected.tv will reach an international audience. Already set to premiere on the Canadian network APTN from September 2016 before airing on Knowledge Network in 2017, the series has recently been signed by French distributor Zed.
Comprising thirteen 30-minute episodes hosted by Cree musician Pakesso Mukash, Konnected.tv takes viewers on a quest across the Americas to find indigenous leaders who have risen from the ranks to preserve their culture, language, spirituality and traditions. The project has made important headway this summer, with filming for the first season well underway and a second season already in the development phase.
A Konnected.tv website and social networking platform will also been launched to let individuals from all walks of life get together to discuss anything and everything related to Aboriginal peoples!
This summer, our team of directors who are working on the series Personnalités / Lumière sur… will have their work cut out for them! In fact, filming for the fifth season has already kicked off, which promises some exciting encounters and lively discussions! Among the lineup of celebrities set to appear in the fifth season, we’ll have the pleasure of meeting Dominique Michel, Phyllis Lambert, Jacques Michel, Gilbert Sicotte, Aline Desjardins, plus many more.
Here are a few images from the recent film shoot for the episode on the radiant Édith Butler, directed by Geneviève Tremblay!
After four well-received seasons of our documentary series Personnalités – Lumière sur…, we are happy to begin filming the fifth season. What’s more, a sixth season of the series is already in the development phase, which invites the public to discover the lives and careers of a host of new celebrities who are all held in great respect!
Without a doubt, our teams will have to work twice as hard because two other productions are set to be filmed over the summer! Our new documentary series, Quand l’amour rend aveugle, will present some cruelly sensational love stories, while another documentary series, Il faut en parler, will explore social issues that are largely unknown to the public.
In other news, the filming of our documentary series Konnected.tv is well underway! The team will continue to travel across the Americas to meet Indigenous peoples who are fighting to defend their rights and preserve their culture, language and traditions.
Finally, our France/ Quebec co-production, 24 heures : danger!, will also be shot around the world. The series explores the daily risks encountered by individuals with dangerous jobs.
Groupe PVP is proud to announce that it has just signed an exclusive agreement with major French production and distribution studio Gaumont for the development of the animated series Belle and Sebastian.
What’s more, in terms of documentary series, we were happy to receive confirmation that our production Personnalités – Lumière sur… has been renewed for a sixth season!
This news will keep the troops motivated in these times of austerity!
From April onwards, our kids’ animated series Jar Dwellers SOS will air on the English-language channel BBC Kids Canada!
This series, already available in three languages and broadcast in Australia, Columbia and Canada, tells the story of two siblings who discover and release three weird creatures that were hidden away in glass jars for over 200 years.
A website featuring an online game, a mobile and tablet app and a Facebook page are also available for children to enjoy!
Good news! Our kids’ production Jar Dwellers SOS! has been nominated for Best Children’s Series at Columbia’s prestigious national television awards, Premios India Catalina. Well done to the entire team and good luck for when the results are revealed!
From February 23 to 26, François Trudel, producer and vice president of international affairs for Groupe PVP, will attend the Kidscreen Summit 2015 in Miami, one of the most important annual meetings in the kids’ entertainment industry. Last year, the event welcomed over 1,600 participants from 47 countries. Attendees will have the chance to network, seize new opportunities and discuss issues affecting the industry.
What’s more, François will embark on a trade mission in Japan next March, organized by the QFTC, in collaboration with Nerima Animation Association and the Québec Government Office in Tokyo, to take advantage of the leading convention in the Asian animation industry, Anime Japan. This event opens doors for prospective Canada-Japan co-productions.