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Incendo
 

Profile

We are a Canadian company that specializes in the production and international distribution of high quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace. Since the inception of Incendo in 2001, our company has produced compelling movies, television series as well as documentaries that have been sold throughout the world. Through the joint venture with Twentieth Century Fox International Television (Fox/Incendo), we are the leading television distribution company in Canada and we also handle theatrical distribution in Québec for Paramount Pictures. Our library holds over 65 domestically produced television series, movies and documentaries. In 2017, we are producing five new movies-for-television. Based in Montreal, the company also has offices in Toronto and Los Angeles.

 

Jean Bureau

President

Jean Bureau, Economist and Graduate of Harvard Business School’s/International Marketing, is Founder and CEO of Incendo.

Since 2001, Jean Bureau has served as producer and executive producer of more than 60 movies, as well as drama series (Versailles) and documentaries all produced under the Incendo banner. Over the last 20 years, he forged unique relationships with every major broadcaster in Canada, United States, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and Europe; Incendo established itself as a valued supplier of high quality programming throughout the world.

Along with being President and CEO of Incendo Media, Jean Bureau is the Chairman of the Board of the Association québécoise de la production médiatique (“AQPM”). He is a member of the Board of the Canadian Association of Content Exporters (CACE). He is also a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (“ACCT”), member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (International Emmy’s), member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Media Production Association (“CMPA”) and member of the Producers Guild of America (“PGA”).

Jean-Philippe Normandeau

Chief Operating Officer
Before joining Incendo, Mr. Normandeau served as general manager, financing and tax credits, at the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC), where he was responsible for the business bank’s portfolio and administration of cultural tax credits. A seasoned executive, he oversaw international development activities for the Quebec television industry as well as for promoting Quebec’s tax benefits to Hollywood film studios. His achievements at SODEC also include the establishment of the Fonds Capital Culture Québec (FCCQ) and revitalization of the Quebec television industry’s collective presence with Espace Québec. Before leaving the government corporation, he served as President of the Association des agences provinciales de financement and co-chaired the national tax credits committee. A graduate of HEC Montréal in international finance and management, Mr. Normandeau worked as an economic advisor specializing in tax and budget policy with the Quebec Finance Minister’s office before joining SODEC in 2006.

Shari Segal

General Counsel
Shari Segal is head of business and legal affairs at Incendo. Shari began her legal career at Heenan Blaikie in Montreal, where she practiced entertainment law for 12 years. She joined Incendo in 2005 and has since developed her expertise in television production, distribution and financing. Shari is a member of both the Quebec and Ontario Bar Associations.

Ian Whitehead

Head of Production and Development
A hands-on Producer and Executive Producer, Ian has produced over 100 hours of scripted TV and is as comfortable on set as he is in the writer’s room or post house. Keen collaborator, team builder, and always story-focused, Ian has worked on award-winning episodic series, miniseries, TV movies and feature films of varying budgets - from large-scale green screen shoots to international co-productions. His producing work has been recognized internationally, including BAFTA, CSA, DGC, C21 and Rockie Awards nominations. In his spare time, Ian likes to fly seaplanes and helicopters with his family.

Adam Feigen

Development Executive
At Incendo, Adam identifies the marketability of ideas and talent, and works alongside the production team shepherding projects through development. Adam’s career includes over 10 years of experience at some of Canada’s top production companies and broadcasters. Most recently, Adam worked at marblemedia managing the development of scripted series. He was part of the team who launched the scripted department for the company. Previously, Adam worked at Shaw Media in their Original Drama Content department on programming across Global TV, Showcase and History Television as well as at the CBC as Executive in Charge of Drama Development, where he was responsible for reviewing and evaluating pitches for new scripted drama series. Adam got his start in television at Canwest Broadcasting where he worked for Entertainment Tonight Canada, and as a Network Programmer for Global Television. He is a strong advocate of mentorship and has participated as an industry mentor with the CFC Prime Time Writers’ Program, Banff World Media Festival, Innoversity and The Reel World Film Festival.

Gavin Reardon

International Sales and Coproductions
Gavin Reardon is an international entertainment executive with over thirty years of experience in the licensing and marketing of film and television programming. Mr. Reardon joined Incendo in 2009, and is responsible for international sales and co-production development. With a catalogue of over 60 made for television movies, television series and documentaries, Incendo’s productions can be seen around the world.

Joe Domotor

Finance
Joe is an original employee of Incendo. Joe has 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, beginning with Astral in 1990. Through this time, Joe has been exposed to all facets of the entertainment industry, from both the production and distribution ends of the business. Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Joe worked for the accounting firm Price Waterhouse. He obtained his CPA, CA designation in 1986.

Paulo Gougeon

Contracts and Production Administrator
Paulo Gougeon has been working in the television industry for the last twenty years, the last ten at Incendo, where he is involved in the fields of administration, production and distribution. Whether it is for contracts, royalty payments (ACTRA, WGA, etc.), links with different partners (bank, broadcasters, unions, studios, etc.), French dubbing supervision as well as of the deliveries to the international clients, Paulo is involved at all levels.

Cécile Morin

Theatrical Distribution
Incendo distributes all the Paramount Pictures products in Quebec and Cecile is in charge of their theatrical distribution. She has been with Incendo since its inception in 2001, bringing a special knowledge of exhibition to distribution as she understands both sides. Cecile was part of the theatrical digital revolution and is looking forward to the new technologies to come.

Montreal

1, Westmount Square
Suite 850, Westmount
QC, H3Z 2P9

(00) 1 514.937.3333

Toronto

10 Lower Spadina Ave,
Suite 200, Toronto
ON, M5V 2Z2

(00) 1 416.935.4130

Los Angeles

15332 Antioch St.
#721, Pacific Palisades
CA, 90272

(00) 1 310.614.2416

Canadian distribution

Incendo is the leading television distribution company in Canada. We supply specials, movies, documentaries and primetime series to all tiers of Canadian broadcast, the Internet and mobile platforms in both English and French. Programming includes Fox productions, Incendo’s own series and made-for-TV movies, plus content from international producers. Fox/Incendo licenses both companies’ English and French language programs in Canada. Our extensive library features such producers as Twentieth Century Fox, Entertainment Studios, Content Media Corporation plc., Incendo Productions, Gravitas and Big Media. A 21st Century Fox company, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is one of the industry's most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and is a global leader in the distribution of award-winning motion pictures, television and entertainment content across Pay TV, broadcast television and SVOD. Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution connects audiences around the world with premium content from the production divisions of Twentieth Century Fox Films, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX and FBC as well as other 21st Century Fox companies.

Empire

Homeland

Modern Family

The Simpsons

For all program sales inquiries please contact

Toronto

Michael McLaughlin

Senior Vice-President, Program Sales

English Canada

T 416.643.3923

F 416.643.3907

E michael.mclaughlin@foxincendo.com

Brook Peters

Vice-President, Program Sales

English Canada

T 416.643.3920

F 416.643.3907

E brook.peters@foxincendo.com

Sheree Lenetsky

Marketing, Publicity and Promotions

English and French Canada

T 416.935.4139

F 416.643.3907

E sheree.lenetsky@foxincendo.com

Montreal

Jean Vézina

Senior Vice-President, Program Sales

French Canada

T 514.937.3333 #2005

F 514.937.2338

E jvezina@incendo.ca

Theatrical distribution

Incendo is the theatrical distributor for Paramount Pictures in Quebec.  We distribute their hot new releases and biggest blockbusters in both English and French across the province.