I interrupt the regular policy wonk discussion to do a little shameless self-promotion. This week I was a guest of TV, Eh?’s weekly podcast where Diane Wild and Anthony Marco discuss the week’s news in Canadian television. Last week they had talked about co-productions and Diane had mentioned my blog post about it. So this week I was invited to expand on it a bit and explain how co-productions work. It ended up being a very far ranging discussion including vertical integration, enforcement of licence conditions, mandatory carriage and even co-ventures. And some of the ways that you can conjugate the word ‘wonk’.
If you don’t know TV, Eh? and you care about Canadian television – well, you should. Diane aggregates all the press out there about Canadian television and now adds her own interviews and articles and the podcast with Anthony Marco. It is a great resource for people who work in Canadian TV. She does it for fun. So if you see Diane – buy her a drink – you owe her. Listen to the podcast and you’ll get an idea of what she likes to drink. You could also donate to the cause through the site.
I’m not just saying this because Diane said such lovely things about me. I mean it!