Friday, March 07, 2008

From Page to Stage By Lezah Williamson Adapting Canadian literary works to film

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From Page to Stage is a programming initiative of the CBC that adapts Canadian literary and theatrical works into film for TV audiences today.

Recently commissioned are some well known works by Margaret Atwood (The Robber Bride, broadcast January, 2007) and The Englishman's Boy (by GG winner Guy Vanderhaege), broadcast February, 2008. Upcoming are St. Urbain's Horsemen and Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler; Iron Road, based on the opera by Cha Ka Nin and Mark Brownell; and jPod and Souvenir of Canada by Douglas Copeland.

So far, over $43 million has been spent on this initiative.

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