Canadian adaptations spark growth

Vlessing, Etan
May 2003
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;5/27/2003, Vol. 378 Issue 41, p12
Believing the Canadian book industry to be a source of literary properties that could easily be developed as movie or TV projects, veteran Canadian producer Jon Slan has teamed up with Lome Weil, a U.S. lottery gaming equipment supply executive, to launch Slanted Wheel Entertainment Inc., a production house devoted solely to turning the Canadian literature into television programs or films for the world market. Slan is not alone in exploiting the growing Canadian literary market. Ontario Media Development Corp., the provincial Him and TV production support agency, has been actively working to bring more Canadian literature to the screen. The Harold Greenberg Fund was established 15 years ago by the Canadian film and TV industry to encourage literary adaptations by funding the development of screenplays based on homegrown novels, short stories and plays, among other properties.


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