EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS
Bethan has worked in the film and television industry as an assistant director for over 15 years. She has worked on both Quebecois and American productions in various countries including the US, China, Czech Republic, Morocco as well as in most provinces across Canada. Starting out in 2008 as the AD rep of the DGC Quebec Executive Board she got elected to take on the same position at the national level in 2013. She has been vice-chair of the Quebec Board from 2012 to 2016. In addition to loving the adrenaline of working on film sets and in a team, she also loves travelling and discovering new places, ideas and foods.
Anne Sirois has worked in film for over three decades. After getting a degree in film production at Concordia University, she began gaining experience as an assistant director on small productions before establishing her career as a second assistant director on demanding and complex films and series. Since 1996, Anne has worked as a first assistant director on both local productions and coproductions, travelling to locations as diverse as the Arctic, Argentina and Europe. Her resume includes, among other productions, mini-series Hitler, The Rise of Evil and Moby Dick, and feature films Les Doigts croches, Starbuck, Le Règne de la Beauté and La Chute de l'Empire Américian and in 3D Les Visages de Champlain. Anne Sirois has been on the Executive Board of the Quebec Council for over 20 years, presently as vice-chair after 7 years as District Council chair.
A Montreal native armed with film and communications studies at Université Laval in Quebec City, Michel went straight to work in the production department in the early 1980s, which was a pivotal moment in the strengthening of this department. He has long since taken on the role of production manager, working on both drama and documentaries alike, for international and local productions, and often with well-known names like Arcand, Attenborough, Beaudin, Friedkin, Girard, Lamothe, Lepage, Low and Schrader. Michel was on the Executive Board first in 2005-2006, and again since 2011.
Tristan was born in Switzerland in 1975 and immigrated to Quebec in 1984. After obtaining his college degree in cinema, Tristan decided to follow acting in order to broaden his field of becoming a better director. He entered the Conservatoire d'art dramatique of Montreal in 1997, at the end of his studies in 2000, he received a leading role in the hit TV series Tribu.com. In 2005, he was one of 29 directors accepted at the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) in Hollywood. Since then, Tristan has directed a number of feature films for television including a nomintion for Best Director and Best Picture at the 2015 DGC Awards and the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, as well as numerous short films, video clips, commercials and video games. He collaborated on the screenwriting of a few feature films at Parallaxes, including La Chute de Sparte and Mort-Terrain, co-written with Biz. Tristan is also a representative for the Quebec directors on the Executive Board at the Directors Guild of Canada as well as the National Director Division.
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS REPRESENTATIVE
Brigitte Goulet completed her film studies at Université de Montréal. She has worked as an assistant director since 1997, both on Quebecois and American productions. She has always been involved in training for assistant directors in order to provide concrete tools to those who want to pursue this profession. Brigitte has been on the Executive Board since 2012.Some of her concerns include the fast work pace and it’s detrimental effect on the psychological health of Members and their families as well as finding ways so that more and more sets « Go Green ».
PRODUCTION MANAGERS REPRESENTATIVE
Ginette Guillard has held numerous positions in film production, assisting filmmakers from North America and Europe.
In recent years, she has worked as a Line Producer and a Production Manager, involved in overseeing development and production of North American projects as well as co-productions with European partners.
ART DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE
Isabelle Guay is an Art Director and Production Designer who developed her film design sensibility working for the most innovative and acclaimed filmmakers in the business today. Her credits include such notable films as Pawn Sacrifice, White House Down, Mirror Mirror, and The Fountain. Isabelle comes from a fine arts background and joined the DGC in 1994. In addition to her film work, she has a love of photography, which she combines with a passion for scuba diving in tropical and arctic climates. She has been a member of the DGC Quebec Executive Board since 2014.
ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE
DGC Member since 2003, Nathalie Lagacé has worked in the film industry since 2001. Nathalie has a number of productions to her credit including television movies, co-productions and American feature films for Paramount Pictures, Walden Media, Universal Studios, Warner TV, Sony Pictures, Sony TV and Netflix. She began her career as an Assistant Accountant on Beyond Borders, followed by Payroll Assistant on Timeline, and in 2003 she was Second Assistant Accountant on Gothika. From 2004 to 2014, Nathalie has worked as a First Assistant Accountant on American feature productions such as Journey to The Center of The Earth, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Whiteout, Barney’s Version, Source Code, Deadfall, On the Road, Riddick, and White House Down. She worked in China as a First Assitant Accountant on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and in Fidji on the Amercian TV Series Wrecked Season II. Since 2015, she has been a Production Accountant on many American films. Nathalie loves traveling and discovering new horizons. Nathalie was nominated for a DGC Award for her accounting work on One Dead Indian. Nathalie joined the Executive Board in 2012.
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE
Since graduating from Concordia University with a BFA in Film Studies in 1994, Adrian Knight has worked as a Location Manager , working mainly on Films and Television series, both American and Québécois. Credits include Timeline, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Blades of Glory, Life of Pi, four seasons of 19-2, and more recently Darren Aronofsky’s latest film Mother, to be released in October 2017. As an active member of the film community, Adrian regularly takes professional development training in everything from Photobank management to Firearm Safety on Set. Member of the DGC, AQTIS, ACTRA, and the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI), Adrian is well-placed to address the needs and concerns of his peers and colleagues in Location Management.
Administrators without portfolio
Michèle Laliberté completed her studies in architecture at the Université de Montréal and completed her training as a Set Designer at the National Theater School of Canada. Before begining her film career, she designed sets, costumes and accessories for several plays in Montreal and nearby regions. In 1998, she made her film debut as a Graphic Artist and Assistant Art Director on Grey Owl. Since then, she has worked as an Art Director on American productions such as; The Aviator, Catch Me if You Can, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Smurfs II, X-Men : Days of Future Past and X-Men : Apocalypse. She also was the Production Designer for features such as The Words in 2011, Stonewall and more recently for part of the filming of X-Men : Dark Phoenix. In 2019, Michèle is returning to the Board of Directors after a short passage in 2012-2013.
Hélène Lamarre has worked in film and television for over 25 years. Following her university studies in communications, she began her career in the art department as an assistant coordinator. In 1989, she was working on local French and English film and television productions which she followed with foreign productions and co-productions, and Canadian and U.S. feature films including Alan Rudolph’s The Moderns and Afterglow, Denys Arcand’s Les Invasions Barbares, Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal, and Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain. Hélène is on the Executive Board and has been an art department representative since 2008.
Having a Bachelor degree in Industrial Relations and a Certificate in Journalism from the Université of Montreal, Marie-Noëlle also worked from 2005 to 2008 at l’UDA as a counsel in the Labor Relations department. In December of 2007, she completed her training at L’INIS in the Producer Program for Cinema. Since 2010, she has devoted herself to Production Accounting for more than thirty productions from Quebec to American projects shot in Quebec.