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  1. Montréal, Hollywood du Nord Le Devoir Stéphane Baillargeon Édition du mercredi 08 octobre 2008 Mots clés : Entretiens Centre Jacques Cartier, Gilbert Rozon, Culture, Montréal Gilbert Rozon propose de mettre l'accent sur la ville créative Varekai, la plus récente production du Cirque du Soleil. Photo: Agence Reuters Montréal n'est pas une métropole culturelle mondiale, mais pourrait le devenir en misant sur son «immense pouvoir créateur». Voilà l'observation et la proposition fondamentales livrées hier matin par Gilbert Rozon aux participants d'un colloque sur la gouvernance culturelle. Le président-fondateur du Festival Juste pour rire/Just for Laughs participait à la dernière journée d'un colloque sur la gouvernance culturelle organisé par le Centre des Entretiens Jacques Cartier. La table ronde portait sur l'évolution du soutien public et privé aux arts. Gilbert Rozon y parlait de «branding», soit la mise en marché de sa cité comme une sorte de marque distincte et distinguée. «Quand on parle de branding, on subodore quelque chose, on perçoit une marque distinctive, a-t-il dit. Si vous pensez à Mercedes, vous percevez de la qualité. C'est la même chose avec une ville. Quand on pense à une ville comme Rome, Paris ou New York, on a une perception.» Alors, quelle est la personnalité de Montréal? «Est-ce qu'on est par exemple une métropole culturelle?, a poursuivi le président Rozon. À l'échelle du Québec, probablement, ça va de soi. À l'échelle du Canada, peut-être. En tout cas, on est en compétition avec Toronto. Mais à l'échelle du monde? C'est ce qui vous vient à l'esprit si vous êtes un grand voyageur? Vous pensez New York, Londres, Paris, Las Vegas. Je ne pense pas que Montréal soit une métropole culturelle dans ce sens-là. On se conterait des histoires en prétendant le contraire. Mais je pense aussi qu'il y a des façons d y arriver.» Comment? On pourrait dépenser des centaines de millions, construire d'immenses musées et acheter des collections complètes par exemple, comme le fait Dubaï, mais on ne peut pas ou on ne veut pas, et est-ce même souhaitable? Alors, que peut-on faire rayonner à l'échelle mondiale? «J'ose proposer une piste inspirée de ce que j'entends. Quand je me promène sur la planète, j'entends une chose sur Montréal et le Québec: on est perçus comme un lieu de création du spectacle vivant. Cette crédibilité vient de plusieurs choses: du Cirque du Soleil qui rayonne sur toute la planète, de Céline Dion et du Cirque Éloize, du Festival international de jazz et du Festival Juste pour rire, deux leaders mondiaux dans leur domaine, de François Girard ou d'Arcade Fire, etc. Montréal, c'est la ville du créateur.» Il a alors proposé une allégorie utilisant Hollywood, le centre mondial de la planète cinéma qui exporte ses créations partout. Hollywood, une bourgade de riches aux confins de l'Occident qui produit pourtant le plus populaire cinéma de la planète. «Montréal peut devenir un des grands centres de création dans le monde, a enchaîné M. Rozon. Nous avons les artistes, des industries culturelles fortes, du Cirque du Soleil aux grandes boîtes de productions cinématographiques, les infrastructures de formation.» Pour Gilbert Rozon, il faudra toutefois remplir trois conditions pour réussir ce positionnement de Montréal. D'abord, il faudrait «placer le produit au centre des préoccupations». Ensuite, il s'agirait de «l'exemplifier dans tout ce qu'on fait», le design urbain comme le transport, les salles de spectacle comme l'art public. Finalement, a dit M. Rozon «on doit demander au gouvernement d'avoir une seule grande politique culturelle, soit le soutien à l'exportation». Pour lui, l'idée serait donc d'«amplifier ce que Montréal fait de bien». Il croit aussi que cette réflexion (et l'action conséquente) sur le branding doit se faire rapidement, d'ici un an. «On est un peuple fondé par les Français, conquis par les Anglais, sans parler de toutes les influences, merci mon Dieu, de l'immigration, a conclu Gilbert Rozon, en réponse aux question de la salle. C'est ce qui fait la différence et la beauté de Montréal. Nous sommes devenus qui nous sommes à travers les combats nationalistes, fédéralistes et tout ce qu'on veut. Je trouve cette ville fantastique et j'espère que nous allons nous servir de ses particularités.» http://www.ledevoir.com/2008/10/08/209612.html (8/10/2008 8H42)
  2. Montréal, Hollywood en moins vulgaire Lorsque Next, le magazine du quotidien Libération, se penche sur "ceux qui aujourd'hui dessinent notre futur", il s'arrête à Montréal, où fleurit l'industrie du jeu vidéo, nourrie aux programmes d'aide gouvernementale et aux bonnes tables de la ville. "Depuis une dizaine d'années, Montréal est devenue l'une des places fortes du multimédia et notamment du jeu vidéo. Les plus grands éditeurs y possèdent leurs studios, des cursus universitaires forment les professionnels de demain et il ne se passe pas une semaine sans qu'un Français, un Anglais ou un Américain ne pose ses valises à Montréal pour y travailler. Montréal, c'est la nouvelle Hollywood avec quelques dizaines de degrés de moins en hiver et sans les limousines vulgaires de la côte ouest. Et, le soir, tout ce bon monde se croise dans les bars à néons de la rue Sainte-Catherine, dans les concerts d'Arcad Fire et de Malajube ou dans les lounges hypes du boulevard Saint-Laurent. Sans oublier le Pied de cochon [rue Duluth], mais pas tous les soirs", s’extasie Next dans un reportage dans cet Éden ludique, de la bringue et des univers virtuels. "Et pourtant, ce n'était pas gagné d'avance", poursuit Next. "En 1998, le premier ministre du Québec, Lucien Bouchard, lance la Cité du multimédia, un programme visant avant tout à redynamiser le Faubourg des Récollets, quartier d'usines et d'entrepôts tout près du centre-ville qui, depuis les années 1960, avait salement souffert des délocalisations et de l'extinction de certaines branches industrielles. Les immeubles sont réhabilités, rendus aptes à l'activité tertiaire et, surtout, le gouvernement offre un joli cadeau aux investisseurs étrangers sous forme d'un crédit d'impôts. Concrètement, il s'engage à rembourser à hauteur de 40 % des salaires à concurrence de 15 000 dollars canadiens par salarié. Cela prend la forme d'un crédit d'impôts remboursable égal à 40 % de chaque personne travaillant dans le secteur du multimédia. Et pour faire bonne mesure, le gouvernement s'engage à ce que cette incitation soit renouvelée jusqu'en décembre 2010. Pas besoin d'en rajouter, toute l'industrie a pigé l'aubaine. D'autant que c'est exactement le moment où le jeu vidéo cesse d'être une affaire de bricoleurs dans des garages et commence à se structurer en grands éditeurs capables de mettre plusieurs centaines de milliers de dollars sur la table pour créer un jeu. En quelques mois, les demandes affluent et les structures gouvernementales de Montréal n'hésitent pas à lancer des invitations aux studios américains, français ou anglais. Les fonderies du début du XXe siècle au nom pittoresque, Darling Brothers ou Ives & Allen, sont désormais les locaux des Microïd, TeamSoft, DotCom ou Cryo." Pour Next, c'est comme si le clinquant du jeu vidéo avait dépoussiéré la ville. "Du coup, en l'espace de dix ans, Montréal a changé de visage. Ville jeune, moderne et plutôt branchée. Sans toutefois effacer totalement les réminiscences un peu provinciales de certains quartiers. Le long du boulevard Saint-Laurent, à deux pas des studios Ubisoft, les grandes bâtisses de brique, vestiges de l'industrie textile démantelée dans les années 1970, les boutiques qui n'ont pas bougé d'un pouce depuis les années 1950, ont encore un charme vieillot qui s'acclimate bien de la floraison des bars à DJ où de jolies filles servent des cocktails cubains ou brésiliens." 21:39 Publié dans Amériques | Lien permanent | Commentaires (1) | Envoyer cette note | Tags : Québec, Montréal, multimédias Commentaires La cité des médias est superbe et il y a tant de choses à voir... Il y a aussi la CAE pour le training par vol simulé. Montréal est une ville très dynamique. Elle me fait penser en plus tranquille à New-York pour son cosmopolitisme et sa vie nocturne ou diurne intense. Le milieu de la mode est très dynamique, les restos, les concerts, et les belles longues ballades à vélo. Hummmmm, miam miam!!! Montréal est la ville où il fait bon vivre. Le bilinguisme sinon le tri, le 4, le 5 linguisme et plus, c'est passionnant. À chaque coin de rue et chez les montréalais, la joie de vivre et de s'éclater dominent. Son aspect francophone devra être préservé coûte que coûte car c'est ce qui fait son absolu charme. Montréal est la ville où il fait bon y être pour toujours. Merci de rappeler que Montréal est en pleine vibration/connection avec le monde entier. Ecrit par : Bibi | 15.11.2007
  3. Les studios de Hollywood, y compris Walt Disney Co. et trois sociétés de cinémas, investiront 525 millions US pour équiper les salles de cinéma de manière à ce qu'elles puissent projeter des films numériques. Pour en lire plus...
  4. Montreal gladly reclaims its 'Hollywood North' tag BRENDAN KELLY, The Gazette Published: Thursday, May 10, 2007 It's amazing what a little labour peace can do for the film business. Only two months after a long, bitter dispute between two rival film technicians unions was finally resolved, local movie folks are positively euphoric as they gear up for their busiest period of Hollywood shooting in years. Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Evangeline Lilly and John Malkovich are all on their way to shoot in Montreal in the coming weeks, and Hans Fraikin - film commissioner at the Quebec Film and Television Council - said Hollywood filming in the city is definitely going to top last year's tally of $150 million. He thinks the total might actually inch toward the $200-million mark and he said the boom is directly tied to the resolution in late February of the feud between the Alliance quebecoise des techniciens de l'image et du son (AQTIS), the local film union, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), an American union. They were fighting over who should represent the province's film workers. Cate Blanchett: with Brad Pitt. "We were close to total industrial implosion at the beginning of the year," Fraikin said. "It was Armageddon. Now it's looking healthier than expected. But we worked hard on resolving the conflict and convincing people that Quebec was open for business again. And it's paying off." Local industry players got news this week that Death Race 3000 will be produced here. This is a remake of the 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000 that starred David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone in a story set in the future about a violent road race that takes place between New York and Los Angeles. The remake will star British actor Jason Statham and is being produced by Tom Cruise and his producing partner Paula Wagner. The other recent addition to the local film-shoot lineup is Get Smart, the big-screen adaptation of the classic 1960s spy-spoof TV series. Carell will star as goofball secret agent Maxwell Smart, Hathaway will play sultry Agent 99, and Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson will play Agent 23, a newly created character. The producers will shoot only a part of the film here, spending around 20 days in town next month. Pitt and Blanchett will be here for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a Paramount production directed by David Fincher and adapted from the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man who begins to age backwards. That film has already wrapped several months of shooting in New Orleans, and the filmmakers will be here for just eight days at the end of month. They will be filming Old Montreal as Paris and Moscow in winter, which will entail importing huge amounts of artificial snow. Far and away the biggest shoot on the way is The Mummy 3. The crew is already in pre-production for the third instalment in the Mummy series, which begins filming here July 27 and is expected to occupy several sound stages at Mel's Cite du Cinema studio right through to the end of the year. It is estimated that the producers will hire between 800 and 900 local technicians to work on the Universal Pictures project. Brendan Fraser - who was here last summer shooting a new version of Journey to the Center of the Earth - reprises his role as adventurer Rick O'Connell, but Rachel Weisz, who played his wife, will not be on board this time. Action star Jet Li will play the mummy, Michelle Yeoh plays a wizard, and 26-year-old Australian thespian Luke Ford will join the series as O'Connell's son. Filming will continue in China after the Montreal shoot. Kate Beckinsale has been here for a few weeks shooting Whiteout, a thriller about a U.S. marshal hunting a killer in Antarctica, and production has been under way here since late March on the U.S.A. Network series The Dead Zone, which stars Anthony Michael Hall. Alberta-born Lost star Lilly and Malkovich are due here in early June for Afterwards, a Canada-France co-production that co-stars Moliere lead Romain Duris. Brian Baker, business agent at the Quebec branch of the Directors Guild of Canada, said that one reason filming is booming is because the Hollywood producers are ramping up production to stockpile films in case of labour unrest in Hollywood next year. There is widespread speculation that both the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild of America could go on strike in 2008. "But that's not the whole story (behind the Montreal boom) because they're dying in Toronto," Baker said. Fraikin said the shoots are back in our city because the labour issues have been settled. "No producer is going to go anywhere near an unstable industrial environment," Fraikin said. "They can't take the risk." It also helped that two of the bigger hits of the first half of the year, 300 and Blades of Glory, were both shot at least in part here, reminding Hollywood producers that Montreal is a good location. [email protected]
  5. J'ai trouvé çà à Hollywood qui vient d'ouvrir, http://www.littleforkla.com/ et puis un bagel shop à Beverly Hills qui s'inspire de Montréal mais d'après les clients qu'on voit ici...
  6. News Services Published: Thursday, November 12, 2009 Sony Pictures has picked up the remake rights to the French-Canadian hit action-comedy Fathers and Guns. The film centers on two cops, father and son, who can't stand each other. They're assigned to infiltrate an outdoor adventure group-therapy camp for fathers and sons. The adaptation will be developed and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Denise Robert and Emile Gaudreault, producer and writer-director, respectively, of the original film, also will produce the remake. Released in Quebec this past summer as De Pere en flic, the film gave Hollywood productions a run for their money. It took in two-thirds of the summer's ticket sales in French-language films in Quebec and outgrossed Hollywood fare by more than 50%. It's the highest-grossing French-language film ever released in Quebec and Canada. http://www2.canada.com/albernivalleytimes/news/entertainment/story.html?id=45938921-1d30-43da-ab9a-aa17725365be
  7. How the heart of America thinks For those of you who slept through World History 101 here is a condensed version. Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter. The two most important events in all of history were: 1. The invention of beer, and 2. The invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer, and the beer to the man. These facts formed the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups: 1. Liberals 2. Conservatives. Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed. Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement. Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement. Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy and group hugs, the evolution of the Hollywood actor, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide all the meat and beer that conservatives provided. Over the years, Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass. Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most liberal women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, firemen, lumberjacks, construction workers, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, athletes, golfers, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living. Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing. Here ends today's lesson in world history. It should be noted that a liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above. A conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be passed along immediately to othertrue believers..
  8. http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/10/travel/justin-trudeau-canada-having-a-moment-feat/ It's been years since the U.S. has looked so lovingly upon its neighbor to the north, Canada. Sure, there were Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympics, when Montreal was the center of the world. Sure, Bob and Doug McKenzie invited us to the "Great White North" in 1980 and had a big hit with their song "Take Off." But recently, the country some wags have called "America's Hat" has been more in the news than ever, thanks to its handsome prime minister and our less-than-handsome election campaign. Described by Vogue as "dashing" and "strikingly young and wavy-haired," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reviving the Trudeaumania inspired by his father's entry into politics. Frolicking with pandas and a knack for selfies have only deepened the younger Trudeau's appeal. As the new prime minister launches into his country's first official visit and state dinner in 19 years, here are some reasons why Canada is always in season -- even when it's underneath several feet of snow: A warm welcome Canadian radio DJ Rob Calabrese created the "Cape Breton If Trump Wins" site in late February as a joke. But a few weeks and more than 800,000 clicks later, he says that thousands of his U.S. neighbors are seriously considering a move to Canada if Donald Trump becomes president. Serene Canadian island courts Trump refugees It's actually much harder to immigrate to Canada than simply fleeing north in your packed Prius, but Trudeau has put out the welcome mat. "Cape Breton is lovely all times of the year," Trudeau said. "And if people do want to make choices that perhaps suit their lifestyles better, Canada is always welcoming." Creative exports While Canada has long provided Hollywood with a diverse collection of talent, there's a wide array to admire right now. Rachel McAdams was recently nominated for an Academy Award for her role in best-picture winner "Spotlight," Ryan Reynolds has gained a new following with "Deadpool," and Drake's "Hotline Bling" made a big splash in 2015. Ellen Page, Seth Rogan and television and movie star Michael J. Fox, whose foundation may help unlock the clues to a cure for Parkinson's disease, are also bringing Canada to Hollywood. And we always enjoy the work of that mighty fine Ryan Gosling. Gosling is always having a moment. The redheaded orphan who put Prince Edward Island on the map for young readers may be fictional, but the "Anne of Green Gables" series by Lucy Maude Montgomery has lured generations of tourists to the picturesque island. The author's birthplace is a museum, and the Green Gables Heritage Place features a house like the one Anne occupied. And yes, there are Anne tours. Natural beauty and cultural preservation Americans have the Colorado Rockies and the 59 parks of the National Park Service. But Canadians have incredible, wild protected nature as well. Ask a Canadian, and they'll tell you (politely) that they prefer the Canadian Rockies. We recommend starting with Banff National Park, Canada's oldest national park. For travelers looking for a bit of Old World charm, there's the lovely city of Montreal, where many residents don't mind if your French is terrible. Are you trying? That counts for something. Stay longer and learn how to speak the North American version of French, all the while reading all official government publications and commercial product labeling in both English and French. Bon voyage/enjoy your trip!