Team Empress

Our Founder and Executive Director

Élaine Éthier

Élaine Éthier

Executive Director

Cultural management
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 nations 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 NDGs 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

Kim Fuller

Kim Fuller

President of the Board

Founder and Creative Director of Phil Communications

 

Robert Boulos

Robert Boulos

Vice president of the Board

Ideaman, artistic director
President and co-founder of FarWeb.tv

Anne-Marie Bélanger

Anne-Marie Bélanger

Treasurer

Associate at BDO Canada – Lawyer, CPA, CA , LL.M. (Fiscal), CBV, DIFA, CFF

Mario Fortin

Mario Fortin

Administrator

CEO of Cinéma Beaubien & Cinéma du Parc

Michel Rémy

Michel Rémy

Administrator

Creative Content Officer, International Development – The Square Foot
Matthieu Stréleski

Matthieu Stréleski

Administrator

Digital Consultant
Taylor C. Noakes

Taylor C. Noakes

Administrator

Journalist, writer, broadcaster

Sébastien Savage

Sébastien Savage

Administrator

Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Advisory Committee

Dominique Barsalou

Dominique Barsalou

Advisor

Lawyer, involved NDG resident

Georges Coulombe

Georges Coulombe

Advisor

Alexandra Faciu

Alexandra Faciu

Advisor

Director of Asset Management with Ivanhoé Cambridge

Maurice Forget, C.M., Ad. E.

Maurice Forget, C.M., Ad. E.

Advisor

Legal counsel
Fasken, Martineau

Claudie Imbleau-Chagnon

Claudie Imbleau-Chagnon

Lawyer

Infrastructure specialist

David Reckzigel

David Reckzigel

Advisor

Founder and CEO of Media Capital Rex inc.

Collaborators

Michelle Holliday

Michelle Holliday

Mobilization team

Brand positioning and organizational development specialist

Andrew Rankin

Andrew Rankin

Real estate team

Manager, Leasing at Allied Properties REIT

Ezra Soiferman

Ezra Soiferman

Mobilization team

Filmmaker and photographer

Professional Advisors

Elizabeth Gomery

Elizabeth Gomery

Fundraising advisor

Founder of Philanthropica
An enterprise specialized in fundraising

Jean Pelland

Jean Pelland

Architectural advisor

Architect, Senior Partner, SID LEE Architecture

Natalie Lemieux, Ing., MBA

Natalie Lemieux, Ing., MBA

Project Manager - Design

Danielle-Élaine Dubois, Ing. MBA

Danielle-Élaine Dubois, Ing. MBA

Project Manager - Finance

Our Ambassadors

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.

Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan

Ambassador

Actor, director, writer and producer

Anne Dorval

Anne Dorval

Ambassador

Actor