Notice in Canada "Full Service Talent Agency" Doesn't Include Writers
The idea of creating our own film and television for any reason other than filling Canadian Content mandates just isn't an important consideration. Okay, there are the vanity projects from the crony creatives that use taxpayer funding to produce content nobody but them actually wants to watch.
And sure, once in a long while, there are people who struggle against the odds to make a show or feature that they and the people backing them believe is marketable on its own merits. The game is stacked against them though, as the rules of the game are set up to favour the line producer cranking out the cheapest content that can simultaneously fill the space between advertisements and as many boxes as possible on the CanCon forms. For them, the best people are their friends or the least expensive ones who have a Canadian passport.
This is why film and television in Canada is primarily a service industry that functions at the whim of political favoritism and fickle foreign production that is located based on how little they can pay us.
It certainly isn't because there are no Canadians with talent, you could put out a half dozen features and the same number of television shows into production with some of the finest writers, directors and actors on the planet… you would just have to go to Los Angeles to find most of them.
Just as with the individual, there are few threats to an industry more dire than "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you."
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