09 Feb 2016

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton welcomes the joint announcement of the Quebec government and   Cinesite to make Montréal an international animation hub. The announcement made yesterday included the creation of 500 new jobs by Cinesite, a leader in the digital entertainment industry. In his speech, Cinesite General Manager Antony Hunt recognized Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton as an important partner in the company’s expansion in Canada. Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Technologies, Media and Communications team, led by Tax Partner Eric Julien and Assurance Partner Alain Lacasse, supported the company throughout the investment process.

The inauguration of the new animation studio was attended, among others, by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy Dominique Anglade, the Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language Hélène David, and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, Minister responsible for the Montréal region Martin Coiteux, along with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO Emilio B. Imbriglio and Partner and Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Western Region Samuel Havida.

“This is excellent news for Montréal and Quebec as it gives them every advantage to reinforce their position in the promising digital entertainment industry,” said Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO Emilio B. Imbriglio.

 

For more information on Cinesite:

Link to the government’s press release.

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From left to right: Eric Julien, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Tax Partner, Emilio B. Imbriglio, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton President and CEO, Antony Hunt, Cinesite’s General Manager, Peter Nagle, Chair of Cinesite’s Board and Directors, Samuel Havida, Assurance Partner and Vice-President of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Western Region and Alain Lacasse, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Assurance Partner.