Each of our projects is the result of hard work by a group of talented and committed individuals. This is the heart and soul of our company. And our greatest pride.
Fair-Play’s cofounder Guy Villeneuve has produced television series in Europe and managed production licenses around the world. He was producer on two of the most famous Canadian formats known around the world, Just for Laughs Gags and Surprise sur prise, the latter in its German and French versions. Guy is a real people guy, inquisitive, engaging and easy to talk to… And so, it’s no surprise that he knows everyone’s story at Fair-Play! He is the company’s Executive Producer, along with business partner and Fair-Play cofounder, Michel St-Cyr.
Michel St-Cyr has been developing and producing television shows for over twenty-five years. Before co-founding Fair-Play in 1998, he was Head of Development and Creative Consultant for Quebec broadcaster, TVA. Michel is a keen observer of the human condition, a huge TV fan and a walking encyclopedia when it comes to anything connected to broadcasting and the television industry. He is Fair-Play’s Executive Producer, a title he shares with business partner Guy Villeneuve.
An internship as floor director launched Marie-Ève Dallaire’s TV journey, some 25 years ago – an early version of the leadership roles she would take on throughout her career. After 16 years at Productions J, several of them as Director of the company’s television department, she went to Fair-Play to produce Les enfants de la télé, and to head the development of Révolution, Fair-Play’s original format, sold internationally. Today, as our Executive Vice-President, Operations and Productions, her role is one of leadership, supervision and benevolent support. Whether she’s taking care of strategic planning, business development, financial or legal support, or production, one of Marie-Ève’s strong points is knowing how to bring people together in a safe and respectful working environment where cheerfulness and thoroughness go perfectly well together. Exactly what Fair-Play is all about!
Marie-Michelle Émond has served in various positions in the cultural industry for over 30 years, including thirteen years at Groupe Juste pour rire. She was a producer for the international hit series Juste pour rire, les gags. With Fair-Play since 2010, Marie-Michelle contributes to the company’s success through her keen knowledge of development, international distribution, film and television production, and administration and finance. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a pre-Master’s in Political Science from UQAM.
A lawyer and a member of the Quebec Bar since 2005, Ariane Savard has worked in the field of audiovisual production for over fifteen years. She joined Fair-Play in 2014 as Director of Legal Affairs, and from 2017 to 2022, served as General Director while remaining fully involved in the company’s legal affairs. Since January 2022, Ariane holds the position of Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Affairs.
Karine Proulx got the TV bug as soon as she set foot in a studio. Fresh out of her studies in 2003, she cut her teeth as coordinator and production manager on large-scale reality and variety shows before joining Fair-Play in 2013. Today, her production credits rhyme with “versatility”: variety and comedy programs (including SNL Québec, a Saturday Night Live format), docu-reality shows, daily magazine shows, as well as 100 Génies, a prime-time youth and family game show for national broadcaster ICI Radio-Canada. As with her other Fair-Play producing colleagues, Karine’s work includes the development of original content.
100 Génies, SNL Québec, Drôles de Véronic, Blood Brothers, Studio G, Bouffe MTL, Famille pour tous, Indice UV, Le nouveau show, Le show de Rousseau, Classé XXX, Le Vandal show, Ça me regarde, On va s’coucher moins niaiseux, Point de vue, Ma vie après le sport, Monte dans l’manège, L’amour pour tous, Mon guide yoga
Marie-Claude Morazain’s work focuses on the development and production of feature documentaries, drama and docudrama series, among which Délateurs (about famous criminals turned informers) and FLQ – La traque (about Quebec’s 1970 political unrest) won the highest honours at the Gémeaux awards. Before joining Fair-Play in 2013, Marie-Claude worked in film distribution and feature film development, including at TVA Films where she oversaw projects such as the coming-of-age story Aurélie Laflamme’s Diary, the cult Star Trek-inspired spoof Dans une galaxie près de chez vous, and Jean-Marc Vallée’s feature debut, C.R.A.Z.Y.
Le businessman et son blues, L’atelier, FLQ – La traque, Le rêve de Champlain, Délateurs, Le cri du rhinocéros, Fous de bateaux, Troller les trolls, Une greffe pour la vie, J’aime Hydro, Ça vaut le coût and Loto Québec, la morale de l’argent
A versatile producer, Jean-Philippe Massicotte is behind several documentary series and one-offs (including one for VICE: L’année cannabis), a museum exhibit and a podcast (Rap carcéral, also for VICE). “JP” was director of development of the filmmaker collective Esperamos when it was acquired by Fair-Play, in 2013. After a two-year stint as Head of Vice Media’s Quebec studio, he’s now back with Fair-Play where he is busy developing live action, documentary and youth programming.
La une, Le procès, Barbada, Espaces, Le profil Amina, Supernaturel, Le plancher des vaches, Du hockey propre : histoire d’un film culte, La musique à tout prix, Classé XXX, Félix dans la mémoire longtemps, Raymond Gravel : un sacré curé, Hors combat, Miron : un homme revenu d’en dehors du monde, 25 X la révolte! (a museum exhibit), Team White
As a film and television actor in the US, Canada and France for over 30 years, Marc-André Grondin has had a privileged insider’s view of how creative projects come together. Over time, through his keen appreciation for the talent and work of others, he has developed an impressive network of contacts. In 2017-18, he helped produce two seasons of L’imposteur (20 x 1 hour, TVA) a live action drama series in which he also played the lead. Marc-André came into the Fair-Play family through a diversified range of programs and the development of new live action content.
Supernaturel, Espaces, Barbada
Katherine David has worked in television for over 20 years, including for companies such as B612 Communications, Productions J, Pixcom and TVA productions. She started at Fair-Play in 2015, first as production manager for Par ici l’été (magazine) and for the prime time variety hit Les enfants de la télé, as well as for documentary films and series produced by Fair-Play’s Esperamos division. After a stint heading the development department, Katherine is now our director of operations and productions, and as such, she oversees human resources, strategic planning, partnership agreements, and the establishment, maintenance and monitoring of company policies.
Charles Bergeron holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy, and he is a member of the Quebec CPA Order. He started his career at Ernst & Young as senior auditor and then transitioned to private enterprise. He spent four years at the comedy industry group Just For Laughs as controller for several divisions, including television production. Charles joined Fair-Play in 2018 as corporate controller, and he is now serving as our finance director.
Just out of college where she studied Media Art and Technology, Suzanne Chouinard started as postproduction coordinator at Multivet Media where she spent ten years managing projects, big and small. In 2009, looking to play a more significant role in production, she landed a job at Fair-Play. Since then, as Director of Postproduction, Suzanne solves problems before they happen and keeps the place humming. A quiet presence at the center of the storm, her unseen but critical work helps us deliver quality shows on schedule.
A lawyer and a member of the Quebec Bar since 2016, Érika Bernard quickly focused her practice on labour law, primarily in the audiovisual field. Since 2017, she has been putting her expertise as labour relations legal advisor in the service of production concerns as it pertains to the interpretation, application and negotiation of collective agreements with various artists’ associations. Érika joined Fair-Play in 2021.
Laurence Atkins-Beaupré’s multi-faceted communications journey very accurately reflects her versatility. Since 2007, she has worked in advertising agencies, production companies and other private businesses; she has participated in Web and television projects, helped produce documentaries, live action and branded content, and has done sports shows, variety shows, cooking shows, renovation shows, shows about women on big motorbikes, and more. After serving as production manager and producer, this inquisitive mind with a knack for bringing the right people together decided to focus on her true passion: developing original television and Web content – which has been her mandate at Fair-Play since 2020.
Throughout her years writing and doing research for documentaries, cultural programs, magazine and variety shows, Maude Paquette has acquired a keen sense of what it means to come up with new content, light or serious, on a daily basis, for radio, television and the Web. For nine years, she was head researcher of the literary talk-show Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!. She was on the research team of the TVA morning staple Deux filles le matin, worked on the long-running Flash (Quebec’s Entertainment Tonight) and Le banquier (Deal or No Deal), and contributed to a bevy of documentaries, lifestyle programs and radio segments. She holds an M.A. in Literary Studies from UQAM. Maude joined Fair-Play in 2022 with the kind of solid and diversified background that makes her a key member of the development division.
Since graduating from École nationale de l’humour (Quebec’s comedy school) in 2002, Étienne Marcoux has been very busy working as a writer, scriptwriter, script-editor and content producer for television, radio and the stage. He has written for award shows (Gémeaux, Artis) and ComédieHa!’s celebrity roasts, and he has taken part in dozens of variety and comedy programs. For a period of six years, he wrote daily content for evening variety talk shows and entertainment magazines (Sucré salé, Les échangistes, En mode Salvail and Le show de Rousseau), and he is the creative force behind all content for Rythme 105.7’s morning show Jamais trop tôt. With his strong predilection for creating original content and for writing, Étienne’s work at Fair-Play since 2020 focuses on developing television, Web and podcast projects.
Peter Anthony Holder is a broadcast veteran of over 40 years, including a 20-year run as the host of a late night Montreal radio show on CJAD and a former television news anchor/reporter at Global. He is the host of The Stuph File Program, heard worldwide on podcast platforms, including iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and more. He was the producer of the Just for Laughs SiriusXM radio programs and his writing credits include the book Great Conversations: My Interviews with Two Men on the Moon & a Galaxy of Stars. Peter Anthony first worked with Fair-Play in the early 2000s on such shows as Canadian Case Files and Guy Stuff, and he is now back into the fold to lend his expertise spearheading projects for the company’s podcast division.
Canadian Case Files, Guy Stuff, Mystery Ink, Destiny Files
A reassuring, even soothing, presence, Jean-Simon Asselin, aka “J.S.”, is our resident problem-solver. A savvy IT guy, he also excels as a workflow specialist – technically and technologically – in the fields of production and postproduction. He began working at Fair-Play in 2006, fresh out of Inter-Dec college, at only 18.