Canadian live theater producer Cirque du Soleil on June 20 said it has hired veteran producer Jacques Methe as the new head of its Cirque du Soleil Images division, responsible for the Cirque's TV, fi

TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian live theater producer Cirque du Soleil on June 20 said it has hired veteran producer Jacques Methe as the new head of its Cirque du Soleil Images division, responsible for the Cirque's TV, film and DVD projects.

Methe, most recently president of Allegro Films in Montreal, was also general manager of Paris-based Atlantique Prods.

Famous for its circus-themed shows worldwide, Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil in recent years has diversified into new revenue streams, including film and TV projects, music and merchandising.

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