Canadian film and TV production industry in “holding pattern,” according to Mayson
News | 01/30/2004 5:00 am EST
The Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) forecasts declines in foreign location shooting and co-productions, but numbers in its state of the industry report show in-house production by broadcasters is on the rise – a trade-off that worries the independent production sector. "Basically, we’re looking at an industry that’s in a holding pattern," says CFTPA president and CEO Guy Mayson. "The only real growth that we’re seeing is in-house production – it’s still a relatively small piece of the overall production pie – but it’s worrisome for the independent sector."