Guest Speakers

April 16

Following over ten years of work in international film and television financing, Karine Martin produced her first feature film entitled The Moth Diaries in 2009. The film, directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho), was nominated at both the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. The following year, she produced Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, broadcast in the US on Lifetime and in Canada on The Movie Network. The film was nominated in 4 different categories and won “Best TV Movie” at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards. Karine also recently completed the production of Maina, a film based on Dominique Demers’ novel, directed by Michel Poulette, and featuring a First Nations cast.
Karine is currently in production for Outcast, a Canadian-Chinese-French co-production starring Hayden Christensen and Nicolas Cage. She is also producing Midnight Sun and Zebulon, both directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies; Shake Hands with the Devil).
In addition, Karine is developing several francophone feature films, one of which will be written and directed by Lyne Charlebois (Jutra Award for “Best Film” and “Best Director” for Borderline) and the other by Robert Favreau (Genie Award for “Best Adapted Screenplay”). She is also collaborating with French producer Denis Friedman on the development of an animated musical project entitled Prince Bilboquet.