Louis Morissette’s career combines business training with comedic instincts

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Published: 16Jun2022

When Louis Morissette (BCom’95) was studying at Desautels, he was also performing in comedy shows. And when he went to the École Nationale de l’humour, he found himself wondering what the business plan for comedy could be.

In the years since then, he’s figured it out. Morissette is the co-founder and President of the production company KOTV and has been an actor and producer for television and film.

At the beginning of the pandemic, one recent project was picked up by Netflix, but Morissette credits that largely to timing – the film Le Guide de la famille parfaite (The Guide to the Perfect Family) was completed just as the film industry was shutting down and streaming services were hungry for content. In order to reach foreign audiences more consistently, Morissette argues that higher production budgets are necessary. But for the time being, it isn’t on offer from Canada’s public funding bodies.

 

Photo: Louis Morissette in a scene from the film Au revoir le bonheur

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