La Série Montréal-Québec (Quebec-Montreal Series)

La Série Montréal-Québec (Quebec-Montreal Series)

A concept by Stéphane Laporte

In Quebec, thousands of people play hockey for fun.  Men, women, children, elders, who, after their day of work, head to the arena or the outdoor neighbourhood rink to enjoy their favourite sport.  It is time these people get out of the shadows and show what they have inside.  It is time to give the rink to our talent.

 

La Série Montréal-Québec will be the Summit Series of amateur players!

 

Thirty-two players, aged 18 years or older, were selected to form Montreal’s and Quebec’s teams.  Two groups of 16 players include in their squad 2 women, 1 player older than 40 and 1 player older than 50.  The teams play each other in a series of 8 games, 4 in Montreal and 4 in Quebec, presented from the end of January until the end of March.  Two special shows are broadcasted at the beginning and at the end of the series:

 

SPECIAL SHOW #1:

Sunday January 24, 2010, 8pm to 10:30pm

LA SÉRIE MONTRÉAL-QUÉBEC: LES CÉRÉMONIES D’OUVERTURE (THE OPENING CEREMONY)

Director: Jean Lamoureux

Live from Auditorium de Verdun

-       Singing of the series’ anthems

  • Hymne à Montréal (Ville-Marie), Éric Lapointe
  • Hymne à Québec, Loco Locass
  • Série Montréal-Québec theme, Marc Déry

-       Presentation of the two teams’ players

-       Appointment of the captains by the coaches

-       The film of the selection and players’ portraits (director: Stéphane Laporte)

-       Shootout opposing the players from both teams (director: Michel Quidoz)

 

SPECIAL SHOW #2:

Sunday March 28, 2010, 8pm to 10:30pm

LA SÉRIE MONTRÉAL-QUÉBEC: LA SOIRÉE DES CHAMPIONS (THE CHAMPIONS’ NIGHT)

Live from winning team’s arena

-       A special show will retrace the highlights of the series and will crown the best players, chosen by the public.  During this big party, a hockey game will oppose Quebec’s team, joined by former Nordiques, and Montreal’s team, joined by former Canadiens.

 

Three weekly shows:

1. LA SÉRIE MONTRÉAL-QUÉBEC (THE GAME)

Sunday, 8pm to 10pm

Live from Quebec or Montreal

-       A hockey game like we always wanted to see them

-       Pre-game speeches from the coaches

-       Coaches’ comments during the game

-       Locker room visit during intermissions

-       Post-game meeting of players and coaches in locker rooms

2.    LA SÉRIE MONTRÉAL-QUÉBEC (POST-GAME)

Monday, 7:30pm to 8pm

-       Reactions to the previous day’s game

-       What was said after the game, in the locker room, in the bus, in the hotel

-       Reactions of the players’ families

-       3 players of each team are put on waivers by their coaches

3.    LA SÉRIE MONTRÉAL-QUÉBEC (WEEK OF THE GAME)

Thursday, 7pm to 8pm

-       Comeback on both teams’ week

-       The coaches announce their starting line-up for the next game

-       Summary of the teams’ meetings

-       Teams’ activities during the week (community work)

-       Summary of free time (hotel, leisure, etc.)

-       Captains’ debate

-       Reactions of the players and experts

Video

Technical sheet

Length:
120 minutes (Games)

 
30 minutes (Post-Game)

 
60 minutes (Week of the Game)

Director:
Jean Lamoureux (Opening Ceremonies)

 
Michel Quidoz (Games)

 
Stéphane Laporte and Suzanne Labelle (Post-Game and Week of the Game)

Host:
Marie-Claude Savard (Games)

 
Laurence Bareil (Reporter, Montreal)

 
Pierre-Yves Lord (Reporter, Quebec)

Production:
Productions J

Broadcaster:
TVA Network

Broadcast:
January 24, 2010 to March 28, 2010

Conception:
Stéphane Laporte

Producer(s):
Julie Snyder

Production year:
2010