Born in Rivière-Pentecôte, Québec. Raised in Ottawa.
Leading figure in Québec’s highly successful film industry.
Co-founder of Cinémaginaire, a feature film production company that has produced such blockbuster hits as Les invasions barbares, Mambo Italiano, C’t’a ton tour Laura Cadieux and Le Confessionnal.
Received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa in 2005.