The CONTACT, the encyclopedia of creation documentaryseries was created by a multifaceted team of creative talents from the television, production, communication, publishing and multimedia fields, and produced by Contact TV. During the development of this project, our team was also supported by important collaborators working for its strategic, scientific, commercial and media partners. CONTACT thanks all who have worked heart and soul to see the project through its first televised encyclopaedia of creation, and its interactive edition and website.
|Stéphan Bureau is the cornerstone of CONTACT, the encyclopaedia of creation. The return of this series, which had three successful seasons at Télé-Québec, is in fact an enhanced edition that owes much to his experience, knowledge, insatiable curiosity and intuitiveness, as well as to the relationships he fostered with numerous celebrities throughout the years.|
Stéphan Bureau began a radio journalism career in Montréal in 1984 at Radio-Canada while pursuing Russian studies at Concordia University. In 1986, he embarks on a broadcast journalism career as a television newscaster. Between 1990 and 1994, he produces and hosts Contact, a series of in-depth interviews with prominent figures from the artistic, literary and intellectual world. The series, which was broadcasted throughout Québec and in French-speaking communities, earned him a prestigious Rogers Award in English Canada.
He has since been on all major French-Canadian television networks, most notably on TVA, where he was at the helm of L’événement, a public affairs magazine, and then on the 10 p.m. televised newscast for the next three years. He later joined the Société Radio-Canada where he served in turn as host, foreign correspondent and chief anchorman of the national newsmagazine Le Téléjournal/ Le Point from 1998 to 2003.
For the past 15 years, Stéphan Bureau has conducted interviews that have impassioned the public. Concerned with presenting in-depth interviews with his guests, he quickly established himself as a talented communicator among French-speaking television viewers. Moreover, his talents have contributed in revealing the thinking and works of fascinating persons often misunderstood by television viewers. Aligning himself with the likes of David Frost, Charlie Rose and Bernard Pivot, Stéphan Bureau is one of the few Canadian interviewers able to attract great philosophers, writers, artists and historians in his quest for “the encyclopaedia of creation”.
In pursuit of this knowledge and with intent on pushing the envelope further, Stéphan Bureau chose to turn away from the news world in 1983 to focus on personal projects and explore new avenues in the television production field. Forsaking today’s trend that puts emphasis on content that is “ready-to-roll, quick-to-consume”, Stéphan Bureau takes on a new direction with slow TV, an approach that advocates comprehensive television content. Where others hasten the rhythm, he dares to slow the pace and meditate on the paths undertaken by the great creators of our time.CONTACT, the encyclopedia of creation is the culmination of his vision and unquestionable passion for knowledge of mankind.