Sunday, March 25, 2007

Go Jiiiiiimmmm Go...

It's another Sunday, and looking back on the week, it's clear McGrath drives the engine in our small 'TV/film blogging in Canada' community. When his blogging is light, traffic drops notably, at least in my neck of the woods. Or perhaps its simply because spring is finally springing and people are getting out and about a bit. Anyway, come back soon, Denis.

But others try to step up to the plate, and today it's Henshaw's latest post. Jim continues to question and challenge the mechanisms we have in place in this country to make movies/television. I wish I had some simple solutions that could be implemented and improve the situation (which I don't), but in general, I second his opinion.

Reading it reminded me of a recent comment from a student in the producing class I teach. We'd just spent hours wading through the criteria and guidelines and deadlines of the various funding agencies that exist here in Canada and how difficult it is to navigate them...the students appeared somewhat beaten down and deflated, and one finally piped up: "I feel like I shouldn't be getting a degree in how to create good TV or films, but rather a degree in how to write applications."

Unless things change dramatically, I'm hard pressed to disagree.

3 comments:

CAROLINE said...

That kid is goint to be the next Lantos. Seriously. Don't you find it takes more time to get the financing going and the money in than actually making the shows? I do. Sucks, really.

OK, back to bed for me. Still recouping from this sickness. Only good thing about being sick ... Neo Citran. I love it. Hey Will, how's that rib healing, fella?

jimhenshaw said...

I remember a meeting with the top development guiy at Universal. As I explained how things worked here, his eyes started to glaze over. Finally stopping me, he said, "C'mon, why would anybody do this?"

I still don't have an answer.

wcdixon said...

Um...Lantos? Hmmmm...

Rib is slowly healing...very slowly. Get well.