The movie and television industry is an inspiring but often challenging and complex industry, which is why you need a financial partner that shares your passion and boasts recognized expertise in the field. Talk to your account manager.
Founded in 1998, National Bank’s TV and Motion Picture Group relies on an experienced team of more than 40 experts. Most of the managers on the team have worked in the entertainment industry. The Group has financed over 6,000 Canadian and International productions, is the industry leader for Canada and holds 80% of the Quebec market for film and television production.
Made-to-measure financing for productions, working capital, equipment and real estate purchases—we know that you need quick access to large sums to complete your project. Our Group offers a wide range of financing solutions adapted to the specific needs of the industry.
Delays in accessing tax credits, grants and licensing payments can have a major impact on your ability to complete your production. We have the financing solutions you need.
Our team of more than 40 entertainment experts have secured financing for over 6,000 film and TV productions in Canada and worldwide.
Associate Vice-Presidente Canada & International
Brigitte LeBlanc (CPA, CA) has extensive experience in the financial services industry, specializing in the field of film and television, within Canada and abroad. Her primary goal as Associate Vice-President is to ensure the growth of this rapidly evolving sector and to oversee operations at the TV and Motion Picture Group.
Marie-Josée Corbeil (MBA, LLB) has worked in the arts and new media industry for over 25 years. She joined the Group in 2011 and currently acts as Senior Account Manager and Team Lead. As a specialist in financing international projects with complicated financial structures, she has played a role in a wide range of financing and acquisitions transactions for entertainment companies.
Lina Ghandour has over 10 years of banking experience in which she specialized in the Film and Entertainment Business for the past 7 years. Having covered both local and international markets in the industry, she gained experience that enables her to manage complex clients on an international scale. Always seeking to find creative opportunities to best serve the clients.
Michael has extensive experience working with both private and public companies in the film, television and digital sectors across genres, partnering with production, co-production, distribution and broadcast partners around the globe. Holding degrees in law and business, he has managed development, financing, production and sale of hundreds of hours of award-winning programming. He brings an “in-house” approach to his clients.
Associate Vice President
Anne Schneerer has over 20 years of experience in banking. She joined the group in 2002 as an Account Manager. In 2017 Anne was promoted to Associate Vice President for Ontario and Western Canada. Previously Anne worked at CIBC World Markets. She holds a BA from Vassar College in New York and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
Dominique Champagne (CPA, CMA) has been working in the field of arts and new media for more than 20 years, and is passionate about the entertainment industry. As a finance and accounting professional, she has overseen a wide range of financing transactions for companies specializing in video games, new media, shows and movie production, both in Canada and abroad.
Lucie Marion has been an Account Manager at National Bank since March 2014. Before joining our team, she handled financing for a number of different production companies and served as analyst at the Department of Canadian Heritage. She has in-depth knowledge of audiovisual financing sources and mechanisms for both Canadian and international production companies.
Elaina Chu has 7 years of banking experience. She joined the National Bank TV & Motion Picture Group in 2014. Elaina has a creative way of creating tailor made financing solutions for clients, and a wide range of experience with financing Canadian and complex international projects.
Having spent the past 25+ years of a diverse career with National Bank of Canada, previous experience in various sectors of the Bank provides a comprehensive and robust knowledge in commercial financial services. Highly responsive to clients’ needs and always looking to an innovative and creative approach to unique challenges.
Julie Prud’homme (CPA, CA) has specialized in the arts and culture industry for over 15 years. She served as financial controller for a major media company for five years and has been working for the TV and Motion Picture Group at National Bank since 2004. Her extensive experience allows her to manage a diversified portfolio of local and international clients. She is dedicated to addressing her clients' needs promptly, proactively and creatively.
Catherine, who joined the National Bank team in 2002, has a degree in Business Administration (specializing in Finance) from HEC Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA, CMA). She has been working as Account Manager at Commercial Banking for the past 12 years, specializing in entertainment since 2010.
Julie Larochelle joined National Bank in 2016 as Account Manager at the TV and Motion Picture Group. She is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés and boasts over 25 years' experience in accounting. She has spent the past 10 years working in arts and culture and has developed a thorough understanding of accounting for businesses in this sector.
Carolyn Allain worked as a film, television and digital media producer and business affairs specialist for over 20 years. She joined the group in 2017. Her extensive experience allows Carolyn to support the needs of her clients and offer made-to-measure financing solutions.
Karim A. Hamir has 12 years of experience in commercial banking and joined NBC in January 2017. Karim’s experience brings a depth of understanding and innovative approaches to complex lending structures. Karim is licensed to practise law in Washington and in the United States District Court Western District of Washington, and further, was an adjunct faculty professor at a Canadian University.
Our financial market experts are specialized in risk management and can offer you smart, creative solutions. Our Group offers financial instruments to hedge your exposure to fluctuations in interest and exchange rates.
Sound cash management is key to the financial health and success of any business. The TV and Motion Picture Group can help you manage surplus cash with investment solutions tailored to your industry.
Our 15 foreign currency accounts will simplify your operations and protect you from foreign exchange risk.
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Are you interested in filming in Quebec? National Bank has a partnership with the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC).