After a decade of developing the local entertainment scene, three long-time Music and Film in Motion (MFM) players have moved on to new challenges.
On Sept. 22, Dennis Landry, Mike Large and Tara Levesque unveiled Copperworks Consulting Inc.
The three partners will offer such services as event planning and management, non-profit business consulting and outsourcing, organization support and services for small businesses, film sector support and career advice, as well as management for musicians.
Landry said he was happy to “finally start to talk about the worst kept secret in Sudbury” when he introduced Copperworks during Cinéfest.
So far, Copperworks has been behind major local events like Jazz Sudbury and musicians like Kill The Autocrat.
“Considering we hadn’t even 'officially' launched the company, we’re really happy with how busy our summer was,” Levesque stated in a media release. “We hope to keep the trend going with the projects we have booked for this fall and are already talking with some parties about work that will take us through the winter.”
Landry said the work the crew did at MFM offered them great learning opportunities.
“This is a perfect way for us to take that learning to the next level,” he stated.
At MFM, the crew was a bit more restricted in the ways they could help aspiring artists.
“We're going to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty,” Landry said, going on to explain that the Copperworks crew can now be more involved in the actual processes of aiding musicians and filmmakers. They are capable and able to book tours, write grants proposals and be more involved.
“We have the ability to be hands-on,” Landry said.
A logo, created by Bureau Group, was also unveiled at the company launch.
For more information about Copperworks, visit www.copperworksconsultinginc.ca.