Montreal-based Quebecor Content has appointed Louis Pearson to oversee its acquisitions activity.
Pearson, who was most recently director of fiction acquisitions & Quebec film development since 2018, will now become senior director of acquisitions & original film, with a remit to buy shows for the TVA Group, Club illico and Vrai platforms.
He will lead the group’s content acquisition team while retaining responsibility for Quebec film development, reporting into Yann Paquet, Quebecor’s VP of strategy & international affairs.
Paquet said: “In recent years, [Pearson] has played a key role in the success of our channels and platforms. Louis’ leadership and solid reputation with our partners, combined with his team’s expertise, will enable us to continue acquiring top-calibre international content in all genres.”
Earlier this year, French production and distribution giant Gaumont acquired the rights to Quebecor’s upcoming comedy-drama format About Anthony.