Canadian TV’s New Anti-Bureaucrat

“Entertainment-industry veteran Dave Forget has been appointed Telefilm Canada’s newly minted go-to and fix-it man for national television. As the federal funding agency’s first director of Telefilm’s Television Business Unit, the 45-year-old Forget will be the main point man/overseer of the millions handed out annually through the Canadian Television Fund. His appointment is part of an effort by the CTF and Telefilm to cement a union that started a year ago to become a one-administration funder for TV and film projects — a move designed to get rid of the red tape that has frustrated producers and broadcasters for decades.”