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B.C. film industry pushes for more co-operation with China

12 January 2011

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B.C. film industry pushes for more co-operation with China

Representatives of B.C.’s film and television production industry say more effective international co-production agreements are essential for the health of their industry.

This was a key point emerging from a meeting with the Minister of Canadian Heritage in Vancouver on Tuesday, as part of the federal government’s pre-budget consultations.

“A lot of countries want to co-produce with Canada, but I think it’s really important that it not be bogged down by bureaucracy,” said Brightlight Pictures co-chairman Stephen Hegyes, who said some co-production treaties simply aren’t working.

“Increasingly improved relations with the Chinese film industry is something that is a real opportunity, certainly for industries here in British Columbia,” said James Moore

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via The Globe and Mail

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