LaRue was originally founded in Toronto by Matthew King in 2008. Andrew Ferguson joined as partner a few years later, sticking to a plan formed in kindergarten when the two first met.
The company name was inspired by Johnny LaRue, a character portrayed on SCTV by the late great John Candy. LaRue is French for “the street”, which seemed fitting since neither Matt nor Andrew attended traditional film school. The name also pays homage to Canada’s official bilingualism.
To date, LaRue’s projects have attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including the late Academy Award Winning Director Jonathan Demme, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.
LaRue loves producing comedy and breaks the misconception that comedy doesn’t travel. The team has successfully sold all of their comedy projects worldwide.
LaRue’s distribution arm is based out of Los Angeles, with sights set on international growth. LaRue attends international markets like NATPE, MIPCOM, The Banff World Media Festival, C21, Berlinale, Realscreen, TIFF, and SXSW, to name a few.
LaRue is an active member of the following industry associations: the Producers Guild of America (PGA), Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), Women in Film & Television (WIFT), Independent Web Creators of Canada (IWCC), and Canadian Association of Film Distributors and Exporters (CAFDE).
LaRue’s Chairperson of the board is James Milward.
LaRue is represented by Kyle Loftus and Hayden Meyer at APA in Los Angeles.
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