Incendo appoints new COO

The company appoints Jean-Phillipe Normandeau (pictured) as COO a month after co-founder Stephen Greenberg hands the reins to Jean Bureau as company president and sole shareholder.
JP Normandeau

Canadian producer and distributor Incendo has appointed Jean-Phillipe Normandeau as new chief operating officer.

Company president and CEO Jean Bureau said in a statement that Normandeau’s “ability to execute and manage large scale projects will be huge assets for our company’s continuous growth.”

Before joining Incendo, Normandeau was the general manager, financing and tax credits at the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC).

At SODEC he established the Fonds Capital Culture Québec (FCCQ),  a provincial fund to help the development of companies in the cultural industry.

Normandeau was also a key player in the promotion of the industry abroad, including selling Quebec’s tax benefits to Hollywood studios.

The appointment comes a month after president Jean Bureau bought out co-founder Stephen Greenberg.  The two men founded the company 12 years ago.

Montreal-based Incendo has become one of Canada’s major TV distributors and producers as a result of a  joint distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox.

Fox/Incendo Television Distribution supplies the broadcast, internet and mobile market with TV specials, movies, documentaries and prime-time series.

Incendo also handles theatrical distribution in Quebec for Paramount.

It also has offices in Toronto and Los Angeles.