Photo credit : Dominique Lafond

Catherine Léger

Writer | Screenwriter

Catherine Léger writes for film, television and theatre. Her script for Charlotte a du fun earned her the award for best original screenplay at the Canadian Screen Awards 2019. The film, directed by Sophie Lorain and produced by Amérique Films, was screened at several festivals, including Tribeca, Tokyo and Angoulême. She also co-wrote the script for La Petite Reine (Little Queen) (2014), directed by Alexis Durand Brault.

Her television credits include writing Les Invisibles (adaptation of the popular French series 10%, Call My Agent) (TVA, 2019) and her work on the series Marche à l’ombre (Super Écran, 2017). Catherine Léger has also written for the theatre, including Catfitght, American Car, Opium_37 featured on the list of “Quebec treasures” in translation at Playwrights Canada Press, Princesses (Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, 2011), J’ai perdu mon mari (I Lost My Husband) (Quai des arts, Carleton-sur-mer, 2014) and Filles en liberté (Free Girls) (Théâtre La Licorne, 2018). Her play Baby-sitter, staged at Théâtre La Licorne in April 2017, was later presented in Ohio, Limoges and Munich. She also wrote the play’s film adaptation, now in pre-production with Monia Chokri slated to direct.

Catherine wrote the film adaptation of the novel La Déesse des mouches à feu (Godess of the Fireflies) by Geneviève Pettersen, directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette. The feature film was officially selected for the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.

Filmography

Goddess of the Fireflies (La Déesse des mouches à feu)

Premier at Berlinale 2020

Adaptation of the novel La déesse des mouches à feu, written by Geneviève Pettersen
Screenwriter | Director Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
*Berlinale Official Selection 2020

Awards

FESTIVALS
Premier at the Berlinale in Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2020

Baby-sitter (working title)

In development

Adaptation of the play of the same title, written by Catherine Léger
Screenwriter
Amérique Films Production
*SODEC screenwriting assistance program (fictions)

L’abandon de la mésange (Les filles de Caleb)

In development

Feature film
Screenwriter
Christal Films Production

Cocktail

In development

Feature film
Screenwriter
Forum Films Production

Slut in a Good Way (Charlotte a du fun)

2018

Feature film
Screenwriter | Director Sophie Lorain
Production Amérique Films
Distribution Christal Films and Les Films Séville
The feature film with English subtitles Slut In A Good Way was first out in theatres in the United States in march 2019 et will be released soon in Chile, Argentina and France.
An English adaptation for the UK is in development.

Awards

AWARDS
Best scenario – Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto 2019
FESTIVALS
Slut in a Good Way presented at the Tribeca Film Festival, 17th Edition, USA 2018
Shanghai International Film Festival, China 2018
New Zealand International Film Festival 2018
Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême, France 2018
Fantastic Fest – USA 2019
FIFFS - Women Film Festival of Sale, Morocco 2018
International French Film Festival of Namur, Belgium 2018
Francophone Film Festival Malaga, Spain 2018
Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brasil 2018
Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan 2018
JuniorFest, Czech Republique 2018
International Film Festival of India – Goa 2018
Tromso International Film Festival, Norway 2018
Franska Filmfestivalen, Sweden 2018
Film Festival Assen, Netherlans 2018
BUFF International Children and Youth Film Festival, Sweden 2018
Cleveland International Film Festival, USA 2018

La petite reine (The little Queen)

2014

Co-written with Sophie Lorrain
Production Forum Films | Distribution Christal Films

Awards

FESTIVALS
7e Festival du film francophone d’Angoulême, France 2014
29e Festival international du film francophone de Namur, Belgium 2014
Festival international du film de Seattle - French Cinema Now, USA 2014
18e Cinéma du Québec à Paris, France 2014

Television

Les Invisibles (10%, Call My Agent)

2019

TV series (adaptation of the french TV series Call my Agent or 10%)
Screenwriter | Director Alexis Durant-Brault
Production Forum Films | Broadcasting TVA

Awards

34th Gémeaux Awards– 2 nominations

Marche À L’Ombre

2016-2019

Screenwriter for 5 episodes
Director Francis Leclerc
Avenue Productions | Broadcasting Canal D

Au secours de Béatrice

2014

Co-written with Francine Tougas (5 episodes)
Productions Attraction Images | TVA

Toc Toc Toc

2006-2008

Screenwriter of 19 episodes
Téléfiction Productions | Ici Radio-Canada Youth

La job (The Office)

2006

Adaptation of The Office (episode 7)
Co-screenwriter with Ian Lauzon (episode 13)
IDI – Image Diffusion International

Theatre

Deux femmes en or

Summer 2018 at Carleton-sur-Mer

Staging by Louise Laprade
Adaptation fom the feature film by Claude Fournier

Baby-sitter

2017-2018

Staging Philippe Lambert
Théâtre La Licorne and touring in Quebec

Filles en Liberté (Free Girls)

2017

Staging Patrice Dubois | La Licorne Theatre

J’ai perdu mon mari (I Lost My Husband)

Carleton-sur-Mer, July 2014

Staging Philippe Lambert
À tour de rôle Productions
English adaptation presented at the Gateway Theatre

Princesses (Princess)

September 2011

Staging Diane Pavlovic
Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui

Catfight

December 2010

Stage reading by Marie-Thérèse Fortin
Théâtre à la Une (100e anniversaire du Journal Le Devoir)
Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui

Chevreuil

June 2010

Staging Geneviève L. Blais
Péristyle Théâtre

Opium_37

November 2008

Staging d’Éric Jean
Théâtre de Quat’sous
Featured on the list of “Quebec treasures” in translation at Playwrights Canada Press

American car

March 2008

Translation Chantal Bilodeau
Stage reading
Lark Play development Center, New York

Voiture américaine

November 2006

Staging Robert Bellefeuille, march 2006
Stage reading by Philippe Lambert at the dramaturgy week
École nationale de théâtre du Canada

Awards

AWARDS AND RESIDENCE
Writer-in-Residence at la Licorne - 2012
New York Stage and Film Festival, writing residence with the Lark Play Development Center, for the translation of Voiture américaine, July 2007
Creation bonus from the Gratien Gélinas funds for the play Voiture américaine, October 2006
First prize at the Concours d’écriture dramatique du théâtre La Catapulte, May 1996

Publications

Princesses, Leméac Éditeur - 2012
Opium_37, Leméac Éditeur - 2012
Dimanche soir et Sacré diable, Moebius #109 Spring 2006
L’Oeil-de-boeuf, XYZ La revue de la nouvelle #69 - Spring 2002