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David Zitzerman quoted in "Labor peace breaks out across Canada", Playback Magazine

March-5-2007

Lawyer David Zitzerman
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Excerpt from "Labor peace breaks out across Canada" by Etan Vlessing

The ACTRA strike coincided with U.S. pilot season, which prevented potential new shows to take root here with potential for summer shoots. But other shoots that might have considered New Mexico or Louisiana are now sizing up Canada, as the studios scramble to stockpile product to ride out possible SAG and WGA strikes. And the non-union U.S. shoots keep coming here, regardless.

"We will be the nice stable people to the north," says David Zitzerman, an entertainment lawyer with Toronto firm Goodmans, which services U.S. studios and networks shooting in town. He, like many, is daring to ponder a hot 2007 shooting season across Canada.