Below is a transcript of a conversation I've had with Mr. Levitan, a Toronto-based media-lawyer, film and television producer, on the topic of the peculiarities of the Canadian film industry.
So you are both a lawyer and a television producer. That seems like an unusual path to tread, can you please tell me about the relationship between media law and film production here in Canada?
Of course, one could point out to the roaring success of the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) and the record-breaking sales, year after year, at Art Toronto.
This sounds like good news.... ?
So English Canadian productions have to compete with American ones?
Objectivity in art is poison. May I quote you on that?
And in English Canada, these distinct cultural values are...
Thank you very much for this conversation.
Based in Toronto, Steve Levitan is a Canadian Media & Entertainment Lawyer and the President of Protocol Entertainment. has produced 4 feature films, over 675 episodes of TV drama, and 5 TV movies which have enjoyed widespread success all over the world.