Co-Founder & Head of Business Development
Rose-Marie Couture (Banff SPARK Programme)
Presently Head of Business Development and co-founder of BlockFilm, the first company in Canada to have OSC permission for tokenised investment in media. A people person with an eye for detail, who thrives on team work, and a keen interest in new technology. Rose-Marie is a quadrilingual, European-based Canadian with a diverse media and language background. She created sub-titles for her whole generation of German films. She was a festival organiser of the Panorama section of the Berlinale, co-creating the now iconic 'Teddy' prize, making it the first festival to award LGBTQ films. She programmed European films for the Vancouver International Film Festival. She produced SONGLINES the first film on large format DVD, an anthology based on the songs of the Alphavlle album THE BREATHAKING BLUE - an 'omnibus' film before it was a concept. Directors he selected for the project in 1989 included Susanne Bier, Alex Proyas, Alexander Kaydanovsky, Godfrey Reggio, the Oscar-winning Lauenstein brothers, et al. Then she garnered expertise in coproduction finance at Wim Wenders' production company ROAD MOVIES. She was a production executive on RAVE MACBETH, one of the first 24P films produced. Credits include BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, and many more.