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David Zitzerman quoted in "Should we have a ‘Canadian values’ test for films and TV shows?", The Globe and Mail


Lawyer David Zitzerman
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Excerpt from "Should we have a ‘Canadian values’ test for films and TV shows?", by Simon Houpt

Arguing alongside producer Christina Piovesan (The Whistleblower, Amreeka) for the current rules to be relaxed, David Zitzerman, the head of the entertainment-law group at Goodmans LLP, noted that the Canadian points test was created in 1976, when “Canada was a closed media system. Everybody watched television on television sets only and they got it from regulated Canadian broadcasters, and if you went to a theatre to see a feature film, the only way you could see it was if the rights had been licensed to a Canadian exhibitor.”

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