Foreign Ownership of Feature Film Distribution and the Canadian Film Industry

Steven Globerman

Abstract


Abstract:
Policy-makers in Canada have concluded that foreign
ownership of film distribution is adversely affecting the
development of an indigenous film industry. This paper
refutes this contention by arguing that film distributors
act in an efficient and competitive fashion with no bias
against distributing commercially promising Canadian
films.


Résumé:
Les responsables des politiques canadiennes en la matière ont
souvent soutenu que la propriété étrangère des réseaux de
distribution de films avait un effet négatif sur le développement
d'une industrie cinématographique chez nous. Cet article réfute
cette affirmation en soutenant que les distributeurs de films se
comportent de manière efficace et compétitive, sans préjugé à
l'endroit des films canadiens qui présentent un potentiel au plan
commercial.

Keywords


Film distribution; Canadian film industry; Foreign ownership

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.1991v16n2a601

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