Overhaul For CanCon?

In Canada, a stringent government policy has governed film and TV productions for 30 years, aimed at making sure that Canadian culture is not overwhelmed by the American entertainment juggernaut. But CanCon, as it is known, has come under fire in recent years as being counterproductive, out of date, and too focused on the commercial benefits of cultural industries. A new report commissioned by the federal government recommends sweeping changes, including “the adoption of a new system that would be based on the costs associated with the more creative elements of the production. The model would require that the three top creative jobs — writer, director and lead performer — in any domestic production be filled by Canadians.”