The mission of SODEC (Société de développement des entreprises culturelles) is to support Québec’s television production businesses in developing their business models.
More specifically, it helps businesses export their productions to international markets. The organization also manages a set of financial aid programs and tax credits for production companies. “Under the Québec Creates banner, we will assist 15 Québec-based television industry businesses in their international operations at MIPTV,” says Louise Lantagne, the president and CEO of SODEC. This includes Just for Laughs, KOTV, Muse Distribution, Tortuga Films, WaZabi Films and Zone 3, as well as Gala Productions, Happy Camper Média, Hyena, Ideacom International, Laurus Productions, Platz, Prestigo, Productions ToRos and Syon Media.
Lantagne adds, “At MIPTV, SODEC is helping Québec-based production companies, distributors and sales agents to implement their business plan internationally and be known for their quality and original content.”