Radio & Television

CRTC asking for comments on inclusion of stock footage in program certification criteria

OTTAWA – The CRTC today launched a consultation on whether stock footage costs should continue to be included in the criteria used for Canadian program certification. Both the Commission and the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) have specific criteria for determining whether a production can be certified as “Canadian”. This includes (for both) a minimum 75% expenditure threshold paid to Canadians or Canadian businesses operating in the country for specific services costs. Right now, the Commission categorizes stock footage as a “services” cost, which means it counts within the 75% expenditure threshold. The Commission’s call for comments notes CAVCO announced...

Our industry and COVID-19

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