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Shawn Doyle member of the Toronto Film Industry

Shawn Doyle


Our industry is rapidly transforming with new platforms, new business models and new challenges for the actor. The rise of OTT streaming companies like Netflix threaten the stability of our ecosystem and yet they will become increasingly important employers, as their productions spread across the country. I was proud to sit on the negotiating committee of the last IPA as we struck a New Media deal stronger than any before it. We gained ground in protecting the individual with that deal; now we need to protect our cultural identity and homegrown industry as the Netflixes come over the hill.

Nominated by: David Sparrow
Seconded by: Theresa Tova

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