SWISS FIRM EYES JUST FOR LAUGHS
MONTREAL — Swiss-based production firm GF Productions is expressing interest in acquiring the Just For Laughs entertainment company with the aim of creating a global entity.
One week ago, Just For Laughs mandated RBC Capital Markets to look into the various possible options surrounding the sale of founder Gilbert Rozon’s shares in the comedy festival.
Rozon, 63, recently announced he would sell all his shares amid allegations he sexually harassed or sexually assaulted 10 women as reported by and 98.5 FM.
Gregoire Furrer, founder and owner of GF Productions, says he wants to create an international comedy group and says banding together is essential for the future of the business.
“I am convinced that the transatlantic link is essential, in the digital age, to develop the largest international comedy group,” he said in a statement Monday.
Several universities in the United States have tried to dissuade students from wearing culturally stereotypical outfits, promoting superhero and other inoffensive costumes in their place.