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We need to understand two things about Netflix’s support for original film and TV creation: Are creators getting to tell their own stories? Are these stories being bought? (Shutterstock)

Online Streaming Act: As we revisit Netflix support for Canadian content, it’s about more than money

Understanding how Netflix, to date, has fostered screen sector equity and capacity matters as the CRTC consults about Canadian and Indigenous content.
Eaton, also the first woman to head a Hollywood script department, tried to create sympathetic racialized characters and to depict interracial relationships, but these efforts were often rejected. (Mary Chapman)

The first Asian screenwriter in Hollywood’s 1920s ‘dream factory,’ Winnifred Eaton, challenged its racism

A team of scholars is digitizing the scripts of Eaton, the Montréal-born daughter of a Chinese mother and an English silk importer father.
Michelle Yeoh accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ at the Oscars on March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ and other Oscars 2023 films show a trend towards linguistic realism in Hollywood

Despite increasing use of non-English languages demonstrating broader acceptance of linguistic diversity in a globalized world, films sometimes suggest associations between ‘foreignness’ and villainy.

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