Canadian productions booming

From Bill Brioux of the Canadian Press:

  • Vancouver, Toronto and even Halifax booming as TV production centres again
    Rob LaBelle, executive producer of the upcoming CTV show “Motive,” says the success of “Flashpoint” — now in its final weeks on the air — helped reignite Canada as a base of production for North American dramas. While the success of cross-border co-productions between Canadian and American networks can be debated (a hit in Canada is often a summer “bench player” in the States), LaBelle says the real legacy of “Flashpoint” is that it demonstrated to American network programmers that Canada can produce viable content. Read more.