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Catherine Léger

Writer | Screenwriter

Catherine Léger writes for film, television and theatre. Her script for Slut In A Good Way (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 Little Queen (La Petite Reine) 2014, directed by Alexis Durand Brault and 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 2020.

Her television credits include writing Les Invisibles (adaptation of the famous 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, I Lost My Husband (J’ai perdu mon mari) – Gateway Theatre Richmond, 2018 and Free Girls (Filles en liberté) – Théâtre La Licorne, 2018. Her play Babysitter, staged at Théâtre La Licorne in April 2017, was later presented in Ohio, Limoges and Munich. She also wrote the play’s film adaptation directed by Monia Chokri, the film was shown in France, Canada and was in Selection at Sundance et Tribeca.

Summer 2022, Catherine presented her new play Changer de Vie and is writing the film adaptation Deux Femmes En Or.

Filmography

Deux Femmes en Or

In development

Cinematographic adaptation of the script by Claude Fournier and Marie-José Raymond
Screenwriter | Director Chloé Robichaud
Productions PH4SE & Amérique Films

Babysitter

2022

Film adaptation by Catherine Léger of her play of the same title.
Writer& Screenwriter | DirectorMonia Chokri
Productions PH4SE & Amérique Films | Distribution Maison 4Tiers

Awards

Best Film Award at Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie and Best Actor for Steve Laplante.
FESTIVALS
Sundace 2022 - Sélection Officielle
Tribeca 2022 - Sélection Officielle
Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie 2022 (Monaco)
14e Festival Les Percéides 2022

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

2020

Adaptation of the novel La déesse des mouches à feu, written by Geneviève Pettersen
Screenwriter | Director Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Production Coop Video of Montreal | Distribution Entract Films
*First place at the box office in Québec (spring 2021)

Awards

Grand Jury Prize (Official Competition) - Quebec City International Film Festival, 2020
Canadian Screen Awards 2021 - 3 Nominations: Best adaptation (Catherine Léger), Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design and Best Stunt Coordination
IRIS Awards 2021 - 15 Nominations including Best Screenplay (Catherine Léger), winner of 4 including Best Picture.
Seattle International Film Festival 2021 - 2 Nominations: Grand Jury Prize and Futurewave Youth Jury Award
Giffoni Film Festival, Italy 2020 - Nomination: Gryphon Award for Generator +18
FESTIVALS
Premier at the Berlinale in Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2020

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 and was released in Chile, Argentina, France and 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 (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

Changer de Vie

Summer of 2022

Changer de Vie | Summer of 2022
Play written by Catherine Léger | Staging by Sébastien Gauthier
Petit Théâtre du Nord with Ariel Ifergan, Marilou Morin, Étienne Pilon, Mélanie St-Laurent

Deux femmes en or

Winter 22

Text by Catherine Léger | Adapted from the script by Claude Fournier and Marie-José Raymond
Staging by Philippe Lambert | Théâtre de la Licorne

I Lost My Husband

2018

English adaptation of J'ai perdu mon mari by Leanna Brodies
Gateway Theatre Richmond

Deux femmes en or

Carleton-sur-Mer, Summer of 2018

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

Baby-sitter

2017-2018

Staging by Philippe Lambert | Théâtre La Licorne and touring in Quebec

Filles en Liberté (Free Girls)

2017

Staging by Patrice Dubois | La Licorne Theatre

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

Carleton-sur-Mer, July 2014

Staging by Philippe Lambert
À tour de rôle Productions | À tour de rôle Productions

Princesses (Princess)

September 2011

Staging by 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 Theatre

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

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

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

Les Invisibles (10%, Call My Agent)

2019

TV series (an 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 of 5 episodes
Director Francis Leclerc
Avenue Productions | Broadcast Canal D

Au secours de Béatrice

2014

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