Jean-Claude Lord, born June 6, 1943 in Montreal and died January 15, 2022, is a Quebec director, screenwriter, editor and producer. Before becoming a prominent director, he became known mainly as a television columnist from 1969 to 1972, notably on CFTM-TV's Bon Dimanche (Télé-métropole). He created his production company Jean-Claude Lord inc. in 1971. His first screenplays dealt with controversial aspects of Quebec society. Bingo (1974) questions the political action of young Quebecers and the corruption of the police. Parlez-nous d'amour (1976), based on a script by Michel Tremblay, is a vitriolic critique of populist television. From Terreur à l'hôpital central, Jean-Claude Lord gave mostly standardized productions, except for La Grenouille et la Baleine (1987), one of producer Rock Demers' Contes pour tous. On November 1, 2017, he received the Guy-Mauffette Award, one of the 14 Quebec Awards.