Show Segment March 19, 2013
Does Canada Need An All-Canadian-Movie Channel? Paul Gross Believes We Do

Canadian actor and director Paul Gross is on the show Tuesday, March 19 to talk about his latest endeavour: he's one of the many voices behind Starlight: The Canadian Movie Channel, a specialty channel that would be dedicated to broadcasting Canadian movies.

The channel would also help foster growth in the Canadian film industry by creating the Starlight Feature Film Fund. The Fund would provide full financing for 8-12 new Canadian feature films a year, all of which would first be broadcast on Starlight. The fund could see upwards of $22 million a year allocated to telling Canadian stories on film.

Starlight will get the opportunity to defend its bid to the CRTC in April 2013, and a final decision on Starlight (as well as other applicants) comes in June 2013.

For more information on Starlight: The Canadian Movie Channel, check out this site.

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