Michel C. Lavoie, PCC

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Patricia Lavoie

Author

Patricia Lavoie has written and produced films and television series for over 35 years. She has worked with several production companies in Montreal (SDA, the National Film Board, CINAR, Zone3, NDI Kids, Pixcom, Echo Media, Point de Mire) as well as contributing to seventeen seasons of Sesame Street (CBC) as a writer, lyricist, script-editor, director and curriculum coordinator. Between 52 episodes of the award-winning Lassie and 40 episodes of Caillou, Patricia has produced 8 international feature length film coproductions (USA, France, Japan, Australia and New Zealand).

Ms. Lavoie is also the author of the original concept of the Heritage Minutes. She developed and produced 112 episodes of the Gémeaux winning Wimzie’s House for Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec, CBC and the prestigious ‘Ready-to-Learn block on PBS. She was also Creative Producer of Emily of New Moon (Radio-Canada, CBC), and SciSquad (TVO, Discovery Channel USA). Patricia has also consulted on several feature length scripts in development.

In addition, Patricia co-produced the preschool series Moi / Me Too (CBC, SRC) and was Creative Producer on the tween series Mental Block (YTV). Cotoons, a series Ms. Lavoie co-produced with France was presented with the Award of Excellence from the Youth Media Alliance. She also produced and/or developed the online games Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies (winner of a Parents Choice Award) for PBS Kids / National Geographic Kids, Wumpa's World and Hans Hans the Biking Viking.

Ms. Lavoie was story-editor and head writer for the recent Toopy and Binoo puppet series, Vroom Vroom and Zoom (65 episodes for Treehouse and Radio-Canada) and co-wrote Au défi! a game show for 6-9 year olds (52 half hours for TFO).

As head writer and director of content Patricia recently completed 39 half hours of a pre-school musical series, Les Hipaloulas, for TFO.