Andre Rouleau, the Montreal-based producer of "An American Haunting," "Head in the Clouds" and "Battle in Seattle," was awarded the CMPA's Producer's Award at the Toronto International Film Festival Thursday.
"I have long admired the tenacity and passion of producers like Andre Roulea," said Norm Bolen, president and CEO of the Canadian Media Production Association, which gave the award, in a written statement. "These miracle-workers juggle multiple projects and constant production and financial challenges. They thrive on pushing the boundaries."
Piers Handling, director and CEO of the festival, said that Rouleau "never ceases to amaze me. His diverse body of work, including the three films we are privileged enough to showcase at this year's Festival, is a testament to his vision and talent."
Rouleau reeived the $10,000 award at the festival's Filmmaker's Lounge at the opening of the festival.