Our team

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Maurice Prud'homme

Chief Executive Officer
(514) 394-0700

Maurice Prud'homme holds a Master of Management Science from the University of Ottawa (1974). Before he joined the Solidarity Fund QFL, he contributed to the creation of the Société de développement des coopératives, where he held the position of Director, Financial Advisors (1978 to 1987).

 

In 1983, he worked to launch the Solidarity Fund QFL, but only joined the organization in 1987 when he became Vice-President, Investments. In 1995, he was appointed Vice-President, Partnerships, and assumed responsibility for the implementation of 17 regional solidarity funds. In April 1998, he became Group Vice-President, Partnerships.

 

From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Prud'homme served as President of the Réseau de capital de risque du Québec. Today, he is a governor of that organization.


As part of a team of venture capital industry members, he participated in the organization of the first ever venture-capital world summit, Capital 2000 Summit , held in Montreal in July 2000.

 

In 2002, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Investissement Québec.


Prior to joining the Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications (FICC), Mr Prud'homme was Vice-President, special projects at Desjardins Venture Capital (2005) and General Manager at First Nations Venture Capital of Quebec (2004-2005).

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Gilles Labranche

Investment Manager
(514) 394-0700

Mr. Labranche has over 25 years of experience in management, financing, investments and business development, with the last 16 years devoted to the entertainment industry.

 

He began his career in 1988 with the Toronto-Dominon Bank in commercial financing and then continued his career beginning in 1990 at BNP Paribas (Canada) in in several posts. Starting as commercial account manager, he then joined the Canadian head office as credit auditor and was promoted to the Credit Department of the bank as assistant to the vice president, with signing authority over the Quebec loan portfolio. In 1996 he joined the Film and television division of the bank, first as assistant vice president in charge of development in Ontario and from 1999 as interim vice president of the division.

 

From 2001 to 2011 he was an account manager with FIDEC, responsible for business development, negotiation and management of a portfolio of investments and structured financings in film, television, music and live entertainment. He also represented FIDEC in the international markets.

 

Mr. Labranche holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, concentration finance from the Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM) and a Master of Business Administration for practicing managers from the Université de Sherbrooke.

 

Since 1997 Gilles has been a voting member of the Canadian Academy of Film and Television.

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Virginie Beck

Investment Manager
(514) 394-0700
Mrs. Beck is an accomplished professional with a 20-year cross-functional experience offering financial services to businesses in the cultural and communication sectors.

She contributed to the launch of the Cinema and Television unit of BNP Paribas and developed a portfolio of project financing in Quebec while implementing new credit policies and management tools.

As Account Manager and later Market Manager, Media & Entertainment at the Royal Bank of Canada, she offered banking and financing solutions to a wide array of movie, television, live entertainment, festival producers, distributors and suppliers. In 2004 she assumed the management of the business unit and contributed to develop the then emerging market of video gaming. She later specialized in financial analysis and loan structuring.

Additionally, Mrs. Beck was an advisor to entertainment companies and administrator of a boutique-consulting firm in talent management for 6 years.

Mrs. Beck holds a Master’s Degree from HEC School of Management in Paris with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.
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Chantal Champagne

Administrative Coordinator
(514) 394-0700
Mrs Champagne joined the Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications in September 2015. Her responsabilities are day-to-day administration, coordinating investment file processing, handling accounting and providing operational support for the members of the FICC team.

Mrs Champagne has more than 32 years of experience as an administrative assistant. She worked for Canada Revenue Agency as an Administrative assistant for several divisions and also as a non-filer officer. These various positions have allowed her to develop administrative and accounting expertise.

Board of directors

André Roy

Vice-President
Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois (UNEQ)

Francis Farley-Chevrier

General manager
Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois (UNEQ)

Jean Germain

Corporates Director

Jocelyne Pelchat

President
Gestion conseil J. Pelchat inc.

Luc Fortin

President
Guilde des musiciens & musiciennes du Québec

Marie-Christine Cojocaru

General Manager
Caisse d’économie Desjardins de la culture

Monique Simard

CEO
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)

Sophie Labesse, CPA, CMA

General Manager Financing
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)

Sophie Prégent

President
Union des artistes (UDA)

Sylvie Brousseau

General Manager
Union des artistes (UDA)

Véronique Gagnon

Senior Investment Advisor Entertainment and Consumer Goods
Fonds de solidarité (FTQ)

Partners

Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications (FICC) is a limited partnership comprising three limited partners and three general partners. This combination of financial experts, cultural industry specialists and artists from Quebec's cultural milieu make FICC a unique orgnaization.

Limited Partners

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Société de développement des entreprises culturelles

SODEC, a government agency overseen by the Québec Minister of Culture and Communications, supports the creation and development of cultural enterprises, including the media, throughout the province. Since its founding in 1995, SODEC has vigorously pursued its mission to foster the growth of Québec culture. SODEC uses its worldwide connections to help cultural businesses enhance the quality of their products and service s and compete effectively in Québec, across Canada and around the globe.
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Solidarity Fund QFL (Fonds de solidarité FTQ)

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is Québec’s largest development capital network. Its primary mission is to contribute to Québec’s economic growth by creating, maintaining or protecting jobs through investments in businesses in all spheres of activity, including the entertainment business.

General & Limited Partners

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Union des artistes

Union des artistes (UDA) represents artists performing in French throughout Canada . Its mission is to identify, study, defend and develop the economic, social and moral interests of its approximately 7,500 full members and 4,500 apprentice members. UDA administers some 50 collective agreements covering the film, television, advertising, stage performance, sound recording and dubbing industries.

General Partners

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Quebec Musicians' Guild

For over a century, the Quebec Musicians' Guild, in partnership with the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, has defended the interests of more than 3,200 professional musicians working in every area of the Québec music industry. Its mission is to promote the economic, social, moral and professional interests of its members and to provide them with legal service s and insurance plans.
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Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois

Founded in 1977, Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois is a trade union representing some 1,400 members: novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, youth authors and scientific and technical writers. Its mission is to promote and disseminate Québec literature at home and abroad and to enhance recognition of the writers' trade.