Natar Ungalaaq received the FIPRESCI Award for Best Actor at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival for his performance in The Necessities of Life (Ce qu’il faut pour vivre), a Québec film directed by Benoît Pilon.
The Cabinet has appointed Éric Marquis as head of the Québec Government Office in Chicago in the United States. Mr. Marquis is currently Director, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, at the Ministère des Relations internationales (MRI)
After more than two weeks of activities in Los Angeles, Québec in Hollywood wrapped up with an evening performance of IRIS by Cirque du Soleil on September 25. The organizers were pleased by the success of the event while thousands of visitors were charmed by the talent and innovation of the 65 Québec artists and creators who came to crack the California market.
On September 19, during the Climate Week NYC opening ceremony, Québec Premier Jean Charest, alongside New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, announced that Québec will head the EV20 Policy Initiative. Established by the Climate Group with the support of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the project focuses on the electrification of transportation.
To launch the three-day Film Festival, a glamorous evening took place at the Egyptian Theatre last Friday night for the first initiative of its kind from Québec in the city of Angels. The entrance of the theatre was majestically ornamented with a 120 feet long blue carpet, which added a touch of class and Québec style to the venue. Special guests attended the International premiere of Starbuck, such as Québec stars, filmmakers and producers; Denise Robert (Sense of Humour), Daniel Roby (Funkytown), André Rouleau (Funkytown & Startbuck), Sebastien Pilote (Salesman), Ken Scott (Starbuck). Also attended, Mr. François Macerola, President of SODEC (Société de développement des enterprises culturelles) and local Los Angeles stars.
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Très chic Hollywood is set to become even more so this September when Québec In Hollywood kicks off a three week celebration of Québec's unique brand of creativity and flair.
For more than a year now, Bruno Tuzet welcomes you every friday night on Adrenaline Radio and keeps you informed of francophone actuality, both in California and abroad, with humor and simplicity. His program is filled with different subjects and interesting interviews to entertain and inform all the listeners. Valeri Laganière, co-host, brings a touch of frivolity and originality to the program, which is a dynamic platform for the francophone and francophile community in the United States.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL DAY
WHEREAS, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 artists from close to 50 different countries; and
The Government of Québec announced a $2.1 billion investment by ArcelorMittal Mines Canada (AMMC) on May 20 in Fermont. This investment will enable AMMC to increase production at the Mont-Wright mine by 50% and build a second pellet plant in Port-Cartier.
The Plan Nord, one of the largest projects in Québec’s history, was launched on May 9. The ambitious project focuses on sustainable development. It stems from studies by the Québec government, regional elected officials and Aboriginal representatives in collaboration with representatives from the economic, social and environmental sectors. The Plan Nord’s representative and participatory approach makes it a unique model that strikes a balance between social and economic development as well as environmental protection in partnership with the First Nations.
A Pratt & Whitney Canada Aerospace Centre officially began operations in Mirabel on May 6. A $360 million investment will enable the Centre to employ 300 people by 2016 and contribute to making the Mirabel region a truly world class aerospace hub.
Barbara Davidson, born and raised in Québec, now working for the L.A. Times, has recently been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in photography for a series of photos depicting those who have suffered from street violence in LA, many of which who are sinless victims.