Title: Audiovisual Attaché
Company: French Embassy in Canada
Erika Denis graduated in business-administration, communication and arts at Amiens’ Business School and Montreal’s UQAM University. She has been working for many years as a producer, executive producer and line-producer on feature films and documentaries with companies such as Euro-American Films, Trinacra and Only Films. Whilst in charge of development, financing, co-productions and post-production, she has achieved a significant experience in independent cinema and in international projects. She joined the French Embassy in Canada in September 2010 as an audiovisual attaché.
The Audiovisual Attaché in charge of the audiovisual cooperation with Canada is based in Ottawa at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. The Attaché works in close collaboration with the Audiovisual Coordinator located in Toronto and with the Cultural Attachés working at the French Consulates in Toronto, Quebec City, Vancouver and Moncton. Audiovisual cooperation in Canada is structured around three main activities: promotion of our production: broadcasting of our cinematographic and audiovisual heritage, support for distribution, sale and program scheduling of our recent films and audiovisual productions, support for the sale of French television programs (fiction, documentaries, animated films, formats, etc.), and informing the general public with the focus on younger audiences; development of professional exchanges in terms of expertise, production, financing, creation, broadcasting, distribution and training; and assisting the operators of the Audiovisuel Extérieur Français ("French TV and Radio World Services") in developing their business in Canada.