Today, Louis-Richard Tremblay, Executive Producer at the National Film Board of Canada‘s French Digital Studio in Montreal, announced the appointment of Marie-Pier Gauthier to the position of Producer at the Studio. Marie-Pier will be putting her expertise to good use in her new role, participating in talent development and creation strategies to pursue the Studio’s goals of exploring and creating high-quality interactive work. She is the first woman to occupy this position at the NFB.
When she began working for the NFB in 2011, Marie-Pier was a production manager and then the head of the Studio, where she honed her skills working on more than 100 creative projects. With her leadership skills, her vast network of creative partners, and solid relationships with Canadian and international festival programmers and producers, as well as an array of core competencies, she’ll be in a position to promote the development of interactive works that foster audience engagement and peer recognition in Canada and across the globe, in addition to continuing to showcase the NFB’s expertise on various panels.
At the beginning of her career, Marie-Pier worked for several years as a researcher for documentary series broadcast on Canal D and TV5 and was also in charge of interactive productions at Urbania and TV5. This experience, acquired during a hectic period of digital transformation, gave her the ability to delve deeply into different topics with an attention to detail and to find the right tone and point of view for each production. Marie-Pier also developed a concrete understanding of the challenges connected with digital transformation and the creative and cultural changes it generates.
About the NFB
The NFB is Canada’s public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences. NFB producers are embedded in communities across the country, from St. John’s to Vancouver, working with talented creators on innovative and socially relevant projects. The NFB is a leader in gender equity in film and digital media production, and is working to strengthen Indigenous-led production, guided by the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. NFB productions have won over 7,000 awards, including 24 Canadian Screen Awards, 21 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 100 Genies. To access this award-winning content and discover the work of NFB creators, visit NFB.ca, download its apps for mobile devices or visit NFB Pause.