Charles Stéphane Roy

Charles Stéphane Roy

Charles Stéphane Roy is a multiplatform producer at La maison de prod. From 2005 to 2010, he was the editor-in-chief of the daily Qui fait Quoi. He also conducted research and strategic analysis on financing and digital distribution for the Documentary Network and Evolumedia Group. His recent projects were selected by the Sheffield Crossover Market, the Cross Video Days, POV Hackathon, DOK Leipzig Net Lab and Power to the Pixel.

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TOD, fans, and partnerships: new growth opportunities in alternative distribution

In the shadow of giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, new tools and services are being deployed to help independent directors and producers gain more control over the commercial destiny of their projects. They propose a new take on the ‘direct to fans’ approach. Through crowdfunding or viral campaigns, independent productions are now... Read More »

Wattpad: Canada’s storytelling YouTube is poised to conquer the world

With 45 million subscribers, Wattpad has become in the space of 10 years the leading “social reading” phenomenon. Portrait of a Canadian success that has transformed how stories come to life on the screen. Founded in Toronto in 2006 by Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen, Wattpad boasts one of the most spectacular growth models of... Read More »

The Bridges and Frontiers of Cultural Entrepreneurship

How can digital cultural property be exported on an international scale? French and Canadian entrepreneurs demonstrated their know-how during the very first Enterprising Culture forum held in Toronto. A look back on promising initiatives in the fields of visual arts and editing. Since 2012, the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) supports the... Read More »

Virtual Reality and Monetization Strategies

For the past two years, virtual reality (VR) providers and creators have been implementing tools and content to prompt consumers to purchase dedicated headsets and live new-format immersive experiences. Will the adoption of this technology be spurred by low prices or monetization strategies that are similar to those developed for traditional screen content? VR pioneers... Read More »

CANNES NEXT: 2016, YEAR ZERO FOR VR

Photo credit: Cannes Film Market Can virtual reality (VR) that incorporates live action be qualified as cinema? That is the question that was at the heart of discussions during the extensive program at the NEXT Pavilion, devoted entirely to the host of challenges as well as creative, financial and technological possibilities arising from VR only... Read More »

CANNES NEXT 2016: Prototypes and the future of film

Big data, the agile method and incubation: startup fever hits La Croisette. Imposing, sprawling and community-building, NEXT, the Cannes Marché du film pavilion for innovative business practices and technologies in the film industry, is poised to become a marketplace in and of itself, according to Jérôme Paillard, the money man of the world’s biggest film... Read More »

Cannes’ NEXT Pavilion: Do digital and cinema mix?

Building audience loyalty, developing virtual reality and supporting digital media creation: a look back on the main trends that dominated the second edition of the NEXT Pavilion at the Marché du Film of the Cannes Film Festival. According to the L.A. Times, it is in 2015 that the Cannes Festival took the technological plunge. Indeed,... Read More »

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