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Founded in 1985 and led by CEO and industry veteran Gilles Paquin, Paquin Entertainment Group is a full-service, diversified entertainment company, and home to five divisions: Artist Agency, Artists Management, Exhibitions, Partnership, and Theatre & Film.
Since the beginning, the Artists Agency roster, which now includes over 200 artists, has proudly represented world-class artists on a national and international level, spanning from music to theatre to dance. The success of the Artists Agency division is built on creating and implementing tour strategies that deliver successful and sustaining careers for Canadian and international artists like Jann Arden, David Foster, Burton Cummings, Serena Ryder, The Sheepdogs, Whitehorse, and K'NAAN.
Our Artist Management division, represent artists of distinction on a global scale, overseeing and directing the creative ventures of our artists. Current clients include: Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Maries, Donavon Woods, Barney Bentall, Cassidy Mann.
Paquin Partnerships was created to provide impactful and award winning partnerships between brands and property owners of tours, festivals, exhibitions and venues: We are experts at creating custom partnerships that authentically integrate brands into live experiences and platforms, delivering value for the consumer while achieving key objective for our brand partners. Clients include: Cirque du Soleil, Just for Laughs, Beyond Exhibitions, and Fever.
Paquin newest division, Paquin Exhibitions, has produced and promoted world class immersive exhibitions including Beyond Van Gogh, Beyond Monet, Marvel S.T.A.T.I.O.N and our newest highly anticipated experience National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut. In a very short period of time, to date, these experiences have sold over 3 million tickets worldwide in over 45 North American and International Cities.
Today, with offices in Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Nashville, Paquin Entertainment Group continues to expand in North America and internationally, evolve and maintain the highest standards in all its artistic endeavors.
In 2004, the Theatre & Film division expanded to include Koba Entertainment under the artistic direction of Patti Caplette. Koba Entertainment selects the best of children’s literature and television, such as Toopy and Binoo, Dora the Explorer and The Backyardigans, and creates fresh adaptations for the stage. Koba’s theatrical productions have been enjoyed by families in more than 165 North American cities, 12 countries and four continents.
The Theatre & Film division’s newest affiliate, Act 5 Entertainment manages an array of large-format global entertainment projects, including live theatricals, spectacles and exhibitions. Selected Act 5 productions include: Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries; Prairie Town, a new musical that incorporates the greatest hits of rock n’ roll legends The Guess Who; 50 Shades! The Musical; Ice Age Live – North America; Hombre Vertiente, an aerial, theatrical spectacular; Royal Winnipeg Ballet & Leonard Cohen; and a theatrical version of Degrassi, among many others.
With a 30-plus-year history of successful event management and concert production, the Corporate Services division provides customized solutions to select clients, tours and productions, ranging from prestigious corporate events to arena concerts. Event management services include concept development; budgeting; talent coordination and programming; production and site management; legal affairs; and financial management. As the newest addition to the Company, the tour marketing management team creates and implements multi-platform publicity and marketing strategies, as well as graphic design and branding consultation.