Q. You mentioned that a good way to get your foot in the door is to intern at an agency in LA or New York. Does the same hold true for Montreal or other parts of Canada? Or would I be better off trying to get an internship at a film production company? I tried contacting the National Film Board but they never got back to me.
The number one way to break into the Canadian side of the biz is to go to the CFC. But they only take 10 people a year.
The agencies in Montreal deal primarily with the French side of the biz. There are some good production companies that you could learn from in Montreal -- Muse, Galafilm, and if your French is excellent, Cirrus.
Toronto's better. Lots of good production companies and a few good agencies.
The NFB isn't really part of the entertainment industry. They focus on docs and art, as far as I can tell.
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