The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole. Tim Hortons sells TimBits, a.k.a. donut holes.
DMc thinks I am too optimistic
that there will be a silver lining on the strike, but this hopeful Playback article
says what I've been saying: US cable channels and maybe even networks will have to at least look
North for product during the strike.
Morayniss insists a producer with the right "strike-proof" property with the right talent can possibly entice a U.S. network to take a flyer on a Canadian show -- but only if it can air on either side of the border.
"There's a heightened level of interest among broadcasters to look at pilots, scripts in development and series in production that may be suitable for airing in the U.S.," he argues.
You can't eat a heightened level of interest. And the strong Canadian dollar won't help. But it's something to pray for, ye maudlin Irishman you.
Labels: guild, strike
How does that work if WGC writers are "obligated" by WGC "rules" not to work for US production companies if the WGA is on strike?
It's still OK for Canadian production companies to hire WGC writers then sell the product to US networks?
That seems kind of back handed. . .but at the same, it could certainly help better the "Canadian national identity" on TV and in movies situation.
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