TVA Films

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TVA Films is a privately held Canadian film and television distribution company with offices in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario. TVA Films is owned by Groupe TVA, a division of Quebecor Media.

The company made its origins in 1956 as Coscient Group by film and television producer Andre Larin. In 1990, the company started Motion International, and in 1994 expanded with the purchases of SDA Productions and Allegro Films Distribution.[1] In 1996, the company had acquired the production and distribution divisions of Astral Communications, and it was absorbed into Coscient Group.[2] In 1997, the company had purchased kiddie TV producer Owl Television.[3] In 1999, the Coscient branding has largely been phased out in favor of the Motion International branding.[4]

In 2000, Groupe TVA purchased Motion International, a small film and television distribution company and it was renamed to TVA International.[5] Two years later, it was renamed to TVA Films.[6]


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  4. ^ Tillson, Tamsen (1999-10-25). "Motion Int'l gets revenues moving". Variety. Retrieved 2023-07-26.
  5. ^ "Motion becomes TVA International". May 29, 2000. Retrieved 2023-07-24.
  6. ^ "Christal, TVA Films pool operation costs". April 15, 2002. Retrieved 2023-07-24.