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Join Harmony Wagner as she has a conversation with Telefilm Canada’s Melanie Hartley, Advisor — Business Development & Partnerships, and Marie-Claude Giroux, Advisor — Event Planning and Programming. Learn about having your films discovered internationally. Learn more about how Telefilm Canada can support your projects with international marketing programs, opportunities to have your film showcase at special screenings, international pavilions, and more.

Marie-Claude Giroux , Advisor – Event Planning and Programming 

After studying history and cinema, Marie-Claude Giroux worked in several national and international festivals, both in programming and promotion. She joined the ranks of Telefilm Canada in 2009 as an officer for the delivery of national and international business development initiatives. Whether as a project leader in international promotion or as an advisor, planning and programming of events, Marie-Claude has more than 15 years of experience in the promotion and development of the Quebec and Canadian audiovisual industry.

Melanie Hartley, Advisor, Business Development & Partnerships

Melanie Hartley has held several positions at Telefilm Canada since she was hired in 2002, including Deputy Director of the Quebec Feature Film unit, Regional Director of English-language production, Regional Director of Business development and Project Manager of National Promotions in Quebec. She is currently an Advisor, Business Development & Partnerships in the International Promotions team. Before joining Telefilm, she worked in distribution for over seven years touching on many aspects of this field including among others, development of marketing strategies, press relations, communications as well as international and TV sales.

Harmony Wagner

Harmony Wagner is a writer, director and producer of film , television and web projects.  Co-founder of Periscope Pictures, Harmony is currently developing a biopic feature film of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s life.