Radio & Television

Directors Guild calls for overhaul of Telefilm Canada “to put creative elements back at the centre”

TORONTO — In what it calls its “Directors Manifesto”, the Independent Filmmakers Committee of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), chaired by Clement Virgo, is calling for an overhaul of Telefilm Canada and the end to its automatic funding tracks. “Telefilm is an indispensable part of Canada’s cultural landscape with a dedicated team in place, but their current system is literally built to pick the movies they invest in based on a mathematical formula. We need to put the creative elements back at the centre of project selection,” said DGC’s new president Warren P. Sonoda, in a press release. “We...

Our industry and COVID-19

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