According to Catherine Tait, president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s film and TV industry is standing at a “very interesting moment of change”.
The country’s production sector is still thriving thanks to federal and provincial incentives that have been drawing US and other producers to filming hubs in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. But the Canadian industry, like many around the world, has been shaken up by the rise of the global streaming giants. And now the nation’s federal government is planning to overhaul Canada’s decades-old broadcasting and telecommunication laws.
In our sponsored video interview, above, Tait, alongside Christa Dickenson, executive director of Telefilm Canada and Valerie Creighton, president and CEO of Canada Media Fund, discuss how the sector is meeting these challenges head on.
Among the topics up for debate: engaging with youth audiences; fostering diversity; creating co-development funding, and bringing local content to a global audience.