Cable & Telecom

Actors bring drama to CRTC hearings

By Glenn Wanamaker GATINEAU – After two weeks of hearing about the structural intricacies of the Canadian television system, about fees for carriage, preponderance, genre protection, VOD, NPVR, and the sins of various competitors, CRTC commissioners heard from the performers Friday, the ones who put the Canadian into can-con. Robb Wells, star and writer of the hit TV series “Trailer Park Boys”, and Julie Stewart, star of the Canadian drama “Cold Squad”, made a passionate plea to commissioners to maintain protective regulations while urging them to go further in providing incentives for more Canadian dramatic production. Appearing with ACTRA executives,...

Our industry and COVID-19

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