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#1 Jean-Nicolas Dorion

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 11:40 AM

Hello guys,
I was wandering what you all think about syndicate conflicts.
This year in Montreal, over $700 000 000 USD :blink: are not going to be invested in our film industry. Hundreds of awesome technicians don?t know what to do to keep living. All of that cause of a small conflict between American and Canadian/Quebec syndicates. There's not even enough work and money for our own productions so imagine without yours coming here like usual...
Well that really sucks for us... That 7 millions makes a big difference in our city and industry.
Still loving our neighbours but with an empty stomach... ;)
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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:46 PM

Not certain that you want to hear the opinions of those from the states
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 02:04 PM

I know those $ comes directly from your pockets but all the profits are coming back in your industry.
With the exchange you're also doing a direct profit over $100 000 000 USD. And what are we Canadians going to see this weekend? All the movies are coming from your side of the border!
I don't want to start a war here... Just want to see the other side of the story.
Soon there will be a Canadian exode to your country if the situation doesn't change.
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#4 RonBaldwin

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 05:06 AM

I know those $ comes directly from your pockets but all the profits are coming back in your industry.
With the exchange you're also doing a direct profit over $100 000 000 USD. And what are we Canadians going to see this weekend? All the movies are coming from your side of the border!
I don't want to start a war here... Just want to see the other side of the story.
Soon there will be a Canadian exode to your country if the situation doesn't change.



the profit from the exchange rate/cheaper labor goes into the pockets of the studios/a few producers. Not sure how it helps the industry or the average Joe in either country -- besides some work until another country undercuts, or the unions in LA lower rates to compete (both have happened). Seems similar to GM moving auto manufacturing out of the country, making the cars for less money but still charging the same or more for the product. Sweet.

Ron B
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