Martin Carrier appointed President of MELS

25 June 2020

France Lauzière, President and CEO of TVA Group, announces the appointment of Martin Carrier as President of MELS.

Mr. Carrier will be able to draw on his 20-plus years of experience managing and leading companies of international stature in his new mission of continuing MELS’ development and accelerating its growth.

At a time when content production is growing in all markets, Ms. Lauzière wants to position MELS to seize even more opportunities to shoot blockbusters and foreign series at its studios and to maximize business opportunities for its special effects and postproduction services. 

 “I am delighted to welcome a manager with Martin Carrier’s experience to the management team,” says Ms. Lauzière. “Martin has distinguished himself at major companies with his vision and leadership. He is the right person to lead MELS into a new phase of expansion in Quebec and around the world.”

“I am very pleased to take the helm at MELS for the next stage in its evolution,” says Martin Carrier. “Together with our teams, we will pursue the goal of combining a forward-looking technological vision with the company’s historical know-how in order to drive MELS’ growth on the local and international scenes and attract more and more large-scale productions.”

Mr. Carrier has an impressive track record both locally and internationally. Until recently, he was President and CEO of the video game developer Frima. He previously served as Vice-President and Studio Head at Warner Bros. Games Montreal and has worked at O&O, a consulting firm he founded, Bluestreak Technology, and Ubisoft Montreal, where he was Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs.

“I thank Michel Trudel for his enormous contribution to MELS’ success and to the development of the film and television industries in Quebec,” said Ms. Lauzière. “I am very pleased that we will have the benefit of his expertise as a strategic consultant.”