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Creators blast McQueen’s drama report for failing to propose regulated obligations

News | 06/05/2003 4:00 am EDT

Canada’s television creative community is blasting a recent report on Canadian television drama for not recommending any new regulatory obligations for broadcasters. Instead, broadcast veteran Trina McQueen’s much anticipated Dramatic Choices: A Report on Canadian English-language Drama suggests new, mostly government, funding for drama, and a series of incentives aimed at enticing broadcasters to air homegrown drama. Her other suggestions include increased political will to support the genre, more shelf space, and more efforts at star building and promotion.

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