Posted by Trevor Keen on April 03, 2000 at 10:15:35:
In Reply to: Re: PICKET PBS posted by J.W. on April 03, 2000 at 01:31:18:
Why aren't we mad? Because we know Nelvana is a shit place to work and always was. It is the first port of call for the kids coming out of Sheridan, and they are accustomed to treating artists as a disposable resource. I was glad to see Disney open up in Toronto, so that Nelvana wouldn't be the only game in town anymore, but that hasn't lasted. Typical Story: They convince their postproduction people to work twelve-hour days to finish a project on time, look at the budget, and cut their pay before the work is finished. When I was there we were doing layouts in house but they are now sending layouts overseas. At the time the work was going to Korea and Taiwan, but maybe it's going to China now too. It does make me mad because the government money is intended for small outfits that are starting out, not for a big 25-year old place like Nelvana. Also, established Canadian music performers like Holly Cole and Bruce Cockburn still visit the trough. Cinar got in trouble because they were hiring Americans to write and direct and representing them as Canadian for the government handouts, plus the owners had their hands in the till.
: Like I said. Why the hell aren't the Canadians mad MAD ?!?! These guys are stealing their money as well and giving no Canadians jobs. If you are Canadian film maker you should be contacting your government because these big corporations are stealing tax money intended for you! Go Tommy!
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