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ZDF Enterprises assumes global distribution of Pixcom’s thriller series VICTOR LESSARD

Mainz, 18th March 2019

ZDF Enterprises has signed an agreement with Canadian Pixcom Group Inc. on the global distribution of the fast-paced psychological thriller series VICTOR LESSARD outside of Canada. 

VICTOR LESSARD is a crime series which tackles identity issues, recovering memory loss and a need for recognition. The series has already received a Rockie Award as well as a Gémeaux Award for best photography. Commissioned in Canada by Québecor Média for Club Illico, AddikTV and TVA, 20 one hour episodes are already available and another 10 are currently in production.

Starring Patrice Robitaille (Victor Lessard), Julie Le Breton (Jacinthe Taillon), Paul Doucet (Maurice Tanguay ) and Maxime Mailloux (Loïc Dubois), the series is produced by Pixcom with executive producers Nicola Merola, Charles Lafortune, Sylvie Desrochers and Jacquelin Bouchard. It is produced by Mario Clément, written by Martin Michaud and Frédéric Ouellet and directed by Patrice Sauvé.

Adapted from the bestselling novels by award-winning Martin Michaud, an author described by critics as the “Master of the Quebec thriller”, this thriller series leaves no emotion unturned as it tells the story of a driven detective and his pursuit of the evil behind unspeakable crimes. When troubled cop Victor Lessard becomes involved in a series of dark and disturbing murders, he has to sacrifice his own peace of mind in the pursuit of justice. Supported by his wry and perceptive partner, challenged by an exacting boss, and swept into a romance with a younger colleague, Victor must balance his drive, and obsession with the cases, against a complicated private and emotional life. Otherwise, these unsettling murders could be his undoing.

Robert Franke, VP ZDFE.drama at ZDF Enterprises:  ”We are proud to have won Pixcom as new partners and to be able to offer the series VICTOR LESSARD as a new gem in our drama catalogue for the upcoming MIPTV.”

Nicola Merola, Executive Producer at Pixcom Group Inc.:” We are extremely happy to have ZDF Enterprises presenting to the world our series VICTOR LESSARD!”

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About Pixcom Group Inc.
Pixcom is an independant television and multiplatform production leader. Founded in Montréal in 1987 by Jacquelin Bouchard, Pixcom has seen meteoric growth in their audiovisual and digital production. The company relies on a devoted team of local talent and an energetic leadership group including President Nicola Merola, Vice-President of Creative content, actor & host Charles Lafortune, as well as Vice-President of Finance and Administration Sylvie Desrochers.

Well connected with local creatives, Pixcom works with a permanent team of more than 50 people and employs over 2,000 freelancers (artists, technicians, production teams) to meet every client’s needs.

Contact Pixcom Group Inc.
Chloé Lafrenière444, Saint-Paul Street East, Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 3V1, 514.931.1188, e-mail: clafreniere@pixcom.com

 

About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Fax: +49 6131-9912130 e-mail: christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de , www.zdf-enterprises.de

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Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

Phone
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