Q. Is there a Canadian equivalent of the Hollywood Creative Directory? Any available lists of Canadian motion picture development executives?
Very few Canadian prodcos afford development execs. You can go direct to the producers. There's a useful list of production companies and their credits at the Telefilm site
, though I'm not sure it's complete.
In Canada, you don't necessarily need an agent to approach producers. (I think it's unwise to negotiate on your own behalf, though; if someone wants to option or buy your stuff, it's not hard to get an agent on board.) On the other hand, I've noticed that Canadian producers are by and large terrible at meeting new talent -- or old talent for that matter -- and worse at reading material they don't generate themselves, whether it's represented or not.
UPDATE: A better bet might be to look at the CFTPA Guide
. You can create a free account to consult it online. Note that the CFTPA only covers English Canada. You'd have to check out the APFTQ for Quebec francophone producers.
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I've read your blog for a while after discovering it via an idle Google search, and I'm a big fan of your work on Charlie Jade.
Anyway, I was doing some background work for a job at the DGC (which, unfortunately, I didn't get; I'm a media researcher by profession), and I found that the film and telly producers' association (over at www.cftpa.ca) do publish a rather hefty bilingual document. I have it sitting on my desk and it's **very** informative.
Apparently it is available online @ http://www.cftpa.ca/guide/ , and I would recommend that anyone interested in overviews also check out their yearly profile as well, which is jointly published with the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Oops! I didn't read the update! Man, do I feel dumb... sorry!
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