Nicola Merola and Charles Lafortune
Pixcom's President and Exec Producer, Nicola Merola and Charles Lafortune, Creative Head and Executive Producer, are expanding their scripted division by hiring Martine Pagé as Fiction Development Director and who will report to Charles Lafortune. On the other hand, the company is also recruiting two new producers Isabelle Courval and Véronique Gaudet as Producer, Scripted.
The appointments follow the premieres of two of Pixcom’s newest series last week on TVA in Quebec, the legal procedural "Indefensible" (4x30 min eps) which is now at over 1.4 million viewers and "Anna & Arnaud", a heartwarming mother/son drama about addiction. Pixcom is currently considering various global distribution partners for both titles. Likewise, recently announced, Pixcom’s "Wong & Winchester" is currently in production for Rogers/Citytv and will be distributed globally by Lionsgate.
Additionally, on Sunday night, Pixcom won 7 awards overall at Quebec’s prestigious Prix Gémeaux, 5 of which were for limited series dramedy" Audrey’s Back / Audrey est Revenue", Exec Produced by both Merola and Lafortune; and distributed globally by BETA.
Merola and Lafortune stated: “At Pixcom, we’re thrilled that audiences are so taken by ‘Audrey’s Back’, our dynamic new scripted series. With the recent launches of ‘Anna & Arnaud’ and ‘Indefensible’ and currently in production with ‘Wong & Winchester’ among others, it was the right time to advance our commitment to scripted content. By expanding our award-winning team with these three talented women--Martine, Isabelle, and Véronique—we expect to amplify our production efforts well into 2023 and beyond. Pixcom will be very active at the upcoming MIPCOM and MIA conferences, and we look forward to meeting with our global partners.”