The Canadian Media Production Association awarded André Rouleau with its sixth-annual $10,000 Producer’s Award tonight.
Rouleau, founder of the Montreal-based Caramel Films, has worked in the Canadian production industry for more than 15 years and produced such well known films as Polytechnique, Battle in Seattle and Head in the Clouds.
“I feel privileged each time I get to present to the public — movies to make them laugh or cry,” said Rouleau.
Rouleau has three films screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, including special presentations of Breakaway and Goon, and a gala presentation of Starbuck.
“André Rouleau never ceases to amaze me. His diverse body of work, including the three films we are privileged enough to showcase at this year’s Festival, is testament to his vision and talent,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF.
Rouleau was one of five nominees for the CMPA award, the others were Allison Black (Edwin Boyd), Susan Cavan (Take This Waltz), Sandra Cunningham (Billy Bishop Goes To War, The Moth Diaries), and Jennifer Jonas (I’m Yours).