Claire Dion

(French)

Claire Dion is the Associate Director of three private Funds: the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund which funds digital interactive content associated with television programs, and the Independent Production Fund and Cogeco Program Development Fund which support the development and production of Canadian television drama.  She is responsible for all activities of these Funds in Quebec.  She was also a consultant for Shaw Cablesystems Fund in Quebec from 1997 to 1999 and for the Canwest Promotion of Programming Fund in Quebec in 2003.

From 1980 to 1987 Claire Dion held positions as script advisor and Director of Development and Production at SOGEC (formerly IQC, SGCQ and SOGIC).  Following that, she served as editor of a healthcare business periodical, taught a scriptwriting course for television at the Université du Québec in Montreal, was associate producer for the development of director Robert Favreau’s feature film L’Ange Noir, and was script editor of the first season of the series Super Sans Plomb for Société Radio Canada.

Claire Dion received a B.A. in television studies from Concordia University and a Masters Degree in Cinema from the University of Southern California.  She chaired the largest community medical and social services centre in Montreal, CLSC Côte-des-Neiges, for 10 years.  She sat on the Board of le Centre de réadaption l’Intégrale and on the Board of Femmes du cinéma de la télévision et des nouveaux médias de Montréal.  She is a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and vice-president of the Fondation Marijo. You can reach Claire at cdion@ipf.ca

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