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Industry praises CRTC’s review of Canadian TV drama, but say speed is of the essence

News | 10/03/2003 4:00 am EDT

The industry is giving the CRTC a thumbs up for announcing a public process to study ways to boost Canadian TV drama, even as it warns the commission against dragging its feet on the matter. "We’re pleased that the CRTC notice looks both at regulatory requirements and incentives as a means toward increasing dramatic production," Maureen Parker, executive director and CEO of the Writers Guild of Canada, tells Canadian Communications Reports. "We just hope that the commission can come to a speedy resolution. Because with no jobs, our writers are either leaving or taking positions in other areas."

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