Helene Vayssette is Deputy Director, French market, of Telefilm Canada’s CMF Program Administration team, which is responsible for processing all financing requests submitted to the CMF.

She started at Telefilms Canada back in 2002 as Deputy Director of the European office and moved to Montreal in 2006 to become director of initiatives design in the Industry development operations team.

Her previous experience is in business development in the audiovisual and new media sectors. After a brief stint in program acquisition for the French cable TV station Paris Première, she joined Eurosport International’s new activities branch as International Rights Sales Executive. She then became Sales Manager at NPTV, then the market leader for interactive television and enhanced television solutions in France.

Helene graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po.) in communications and media, and also holds an advanced degree (DESS) in law and audiovisual communications administration from the University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne.