TVA Group Reveals Leadership Change at MELS for 2021


Martin Carrier has been appointed senior VP of business development at MELS, part of TVA Group, and will take over from Michel Trudel as president on January 1, 2021.

Carrier already has 20-plus years of experience managing and leading companies of international stature, which he will leverage in his new mandate to continue MELS’ development and accelerate its growth. Carrier will replace Michel Trudel, who is leaving his position as president of MELS at the end of his contract on December 31, 2020.

Carrier was most recently president and CEO of the video game developer Frima. He previously served as VP and studio head at Warner Bros. Games Montreal. He has also worked at O&O, a consulting firm he founded, Bluestreak Technology, and Ubisoft Montreal, where he served as VP of communications and corporate affairs.

“I am delighted to welcome to the management team a manager with Martin Carrier’s experience, who has distinguished himself at major companies through his vision and leadership,” said France Lauzière, president and CEO of TVA Group. “He will lead MELS into a new phase of expansion in Quebec and around the world.”

“I am very pleased to be joining MELS for the next stage in its evolution,” commented Carrier. “Together with our teams, we will pursue the goal of combining a forward-looking technological vision with the company’s historical know-how in order to drive MELS’ growth on the local and international scenes and attract more and more large-scale productions.”

Lauzière added: “I want to thank Michel for his contribution to MELS’ success and, more generally, to the emergence and development of Quebec’s film and television industries since 1988.”

MELS Studios and Postproduction’s services include soundstage and equipment rental, visual effects, sound and picture postproduction, mobile unit rental, theatrical distribution, and distribution for television, internet and smart devices.