Telefilm launching season 2 of Sortez le popcorn podcast featuring exclusive interviews with leading Francophone players in cinema

Michel Côté, Émile Gaudreault, Mariana Mazza, Mélanie Maynard, and many more…

Telefilm Canada will launch Season 2 of Sortez le popcorn on August 20. The podcast, hosted by Catherine Beauchamp, will be available on C23, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts with episodes also broadcasting on 98.5FM. Sortez le popcorn focuses on Francophone creators and talent who have already made their mark in cinema or who are in the process of doing so. In a series of lively interviews, they take us behind-the-scenes on some of the great films they’ve worked on, and reveal a few surprising stories along the way. 

Sortez le popcorn Season 2 trailer:  

“Following the huge success of Season 1, the Sortez le popcorn team is committed to raising the bar even higher in Season 2,” said Francesca Accinelli, Vice President of Promotions, Communications, and International Relations, Telefilm Canada. “This podcast is a great opportunity for movie lovers to find out more about the people who make our industry tick as well as rediscovering classics we all know and love. By making the most of the surging popularity of podcasts, this initiative is perfectly in line with Telefilm’s goal of improving the discoverability of homegrown works.” 

Season 1 of Sortez le popcorn is available online. 

Telefilm also provides the Maple Popcorn podcast on leading Anglophone players in cinema today, featuring exclusive interviews with Kim Coates, Adam MacDonald, Colm Feore, Gloria Kim, Tracey Deer and many more. Season 1 of Maple Popcorn is available online. 

Sortez le popcorn Season 2 

Episode 1: Sortez le popcorn with Michel Côté
Check out the media preview: link
Online: August 20, 2021
On air: August 21, 2021 

 A rare one-on-one rendezvous with one of the giants of Quebec cinema. From laugh-out-loud comedy to heartbreaking drama, Michel Côté has that special je ne sais quoi in spades. This diehard Francophone refuses to compromise even if it means saying ‘no’ to playing opposite Robert De Niro. His family is his greatest joy, and it shows in the roles he’s played, proof positive that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. To that end, Côté reflects on his performance in Piché, entre ciel et terre (Piché: The Landing of a Man),C.R.A.Z.Y., and De père en flic (Father and Guns) 1 and 2. 

Special guests: Danielle Proulx and Maxime Le Flaguais   

Episode 2: Grandir sur les plateaux de cinéma (growing up on set)  
Online: August 27, 2021
On air: August 28, 2021 

Growing up almost entirely around adults, (almost) getting your first kiss on screen, and desperately wanting to be free from being pigeonholed as a child star, Marianne Verville, Pier-Luc Funk, and Catherine Brunet can’t remember when they were not on set. The trio gives their no-holds-barred impressions of their profession. 

Episode 3: Les films d’époque (period films)
Online: September 3, 2021
On air: September 4, 2021  

Going back to a time when actors braved stormy weather, endured hours of make-up, handled horses, and even wore corsets or cassocks. Marie Tifo, Rémy Girard, and director Charles Binamé expand on the complexity and importance of period films like Séraphin: Un homme et son Péché (Séraphin: Heart of Stone), Maurice Richard, and La Passion d’Augustine (The Passion of Augustine). 

Episode 4: Sortez le popcorn with Émile Gaudreault
Online: September 10, 2021
On air: September 11, 2021  

His box-office record speaks for itself: Menteur (Compulsive Liar), Mambo Italiano, De père en flic (Father and Guns) 1 and 2, and Nuit de noces (Wedding Night). Comedy king Émile Gaudreault has brought tears of joy to the eyes of millions of moviegoers over the years. His meticulous approach is a sure sign that comedy is no laughing matter. Discover his technique for keeping his favourite actors on a tight leash so they can unleash their talent with side-splitting effect. 

Special guests: Mariana Mazza and Diane Lavallée  

Episode 5: Dans une Galaxie près de chez vous (In a Galaxy Near You)
Online: September 17, 2021
On air: September 18, 2021  

The crazy world of Dans une Galaxie près de chez vous conquered a whole generation. Some of the space cadets in the crew, Mélanie Maynard, and Stéphane Crête, reminisce about its phenomenal success. Plenty of tasty morsels to chew on while hoping for a possible trilogy. 

Episode 6: Transposer les romans à l’écran (adapting novels for the screen)
Online: September 24, 2021
On air: September 25, 2021  

Nobody wants to disappoint all those who loved the book. Book-to-film adaptations are high-pressure projects that generate high expectations as soon as they’re announced. No one knows this better than Patrick Sénécal, Myriam Verreault, and Gilbert Sicotte, especially the mistakes to avoid…and boy, how they wish they did! 

The Sortez le popcorn team 
Concept: Catherine Beauchamp and Frédéric Perron 
Host: Catherine Beauchamp 
Director and producer: Frédéric Perron, Les productions Pushup inc. 
Audio mix: Studio Edgar 
Content producer: Fadwa Lapierre 
Research: Catherine Genest 
Coordinator: Rosalie Drainville 
Videographer: Nicolas Beauchemin   

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Media resource person: 

Andréane Leblanc
Public Relations Advisor – Francophone Market
Telefilm Canada