Our Founder and Executive Director
Initiator of the project
A graduate of the HEC masters program in cultural organization management and administration, Elaine has been working in the television and film industry for more than 20 years. Her expertise lies equally in production and management and her work has focused on developing, recognizing and celebrating the nation’s professional television and cinema talent. Passionate about cinema, Elaine is particularly interested in the international film market and broadcasting.
In 2010 Elaine began to contemplate the revitalization of the Empress Theatre. She is committed to the idea that NDG deserves its own neighbourhood cinema. She has since been collaborating with a diverse group of experts and since January of 2013, her efforts have been entirely dedicated to the joint initiatives of Cinema NDG and the Empress Theatre. Her recent work has resulted in the creation of ‘Cinema NDG Under the Stars’, a seasonal public evening film series held in NDG’s Girouard Park, directly across from the Empress Theatre. The success of this public film series provides ample evidence of demand for a centrally-located neighbourhood theatre offering a regular schedule of high quality cinema.
Board of Directors
President of the Board
Founder and Creative Director of Phil Communications
Vice president of the Board
Ideaman, artistic director
President and co-founder of FarWeb.tv
Associate at BDO Canada – Lawyer, CPA, CA , LL.M. (Fiscal), CBV, DIFA, CFF
CEO of Cinéma Beaubien & Cinéma du Parc
Taylor C. Noakes
Journalist, writer, broadcaster
Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Lawyer, involved NDG resident
Director of Asset Management with Ivanhoé Cambridge
Maurice Forget, C.M., Ad. E.
Founder and CEO of Media Capital Rex inc.
Brand positioning and organizational development specialist
Real estate team
Manager, Leasing at Allied Properties REIT
Filmmaker and photographer
Founder of Philanthropica
An enterprise specialized in fundraising
Architect, Senior Partner, SID LEE Architecture
Natalie Lemieux, Ing., MBA
Project Manager - Design
Danielle-Élaine Dubois, Ing. MBA
Project Manager - Finance
Montreal’s artistic and film community relishes the idea of reviving this vital source of culture and entertainment. Many have accepted our invitation to lend their names and voices to this worthy cause, knowledgeable as they are about the incredible potential our project has to offer.
Actor, director, writer and producer