The guild was the target of an online hacking by a group calling itself Obey Sec, and has launched a security sweep to guard against further attacks.
Playback was on hand in Toronto Wednesday night as filmmakers, distributors and broadcasters debated how best to address the CRTC on getting more homegrown films on broadcast schedules beyond pay TV.
“Public awareness of homegrown movies leaves much to be desired,” survey results show, as, excluding Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, most Canadians could not recall the last homegrown movie they viewed.
At the pubcaster’s annual public meeting, Suzanne Morris, VP and CFO, says revenues were hit hard by the lockout but that “hockey has returned stronger than ever.”
Industry orgs and media execs argue that while the move may increase consumer choice, niche channels may struggle for audience.
“Our Government believes Canadian families should be able to choose the combination of television channels they want,” Governor-General David Johnston said late Wednesday.
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