10e Ave Productions
Les Innovantes seen by Nancy F. Savard
Nancy Florence Savard, a graduate of Université Laval, launched her television career in Montreal. After a decade as a production designer, producer and product manager with large major media conglomerates, she founded her own production company in 1998: 10th Ave Productions, based in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. Ms. Savard is a pioneer in digital television and animation who co-produced the first 100% Canadian animated feature film which was released in movie theatres in 2013: La légende de Sarila (The Legend of Sarila). With this release, she became the first Canadian to direct an 80-minute animated feature film in stereoscopy (3D).
In 2014, after winning numerous awards at the Toronto International Film Festival, her work as a director was recognized with a Birks Diamond Tribute, awarded to women of the year in cinema. That same year, Ms. Savard produced the first 100% Quebec-made French-language animated feature film, Le Coq de St-Victor (The Rooster of Saint-Victor), which was acquired by Universal Studio. Last February, 10th Ave Productions launched its 3rd animated feature film: Nelly et Simon : A Yeti Adventure (Nelly & Simon: A Yeti Adventure), a 100% Canadian film co-produced and written by Nancy Florence that was selected at 18 festivals and sold in more than 60 countries.
Inno-centre has set up the Les Innovantes initiative, designed for women entrepreneurs of Quebec SMEs. The members of the advisory committee of this initiative share their vision of women’s entrepreneurship and this unique initiative in Quebec! (French only) About the initiative