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English Canada needs French Canada’s low-budget drama approach: report

News | 06/20/2003 4:00 am EDT

Canada shouldn’t try to compete head-on with big-budget Hollywood shows, but should instead try low-budget dramas to solve its current production woes, author Guy Fournier suggests. During a panel discussion on the future of Canadian television drama at the Banff Television Festival last week, Fournier repeated comments contained in his recent report, What About Tomorrow? A Report on Canadian French-language drama, that French-language dramas on average cost a quarter of what they do in English Canada while reaching five times more people (CCR Update, May 28/03).

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