Crikey Weekender asks what is the future for local product.
You’re a TV executive under pressure from shareholders. You could produce a local drama, commissioning Australian stories and putting local industry to work, at well more than $1 million a week. Or you could air an episode of Two and a Half Men, at less than half the price and for probably the same ratings results. The choice is all too obvious.
The Crikey email makes it all too obvious – and “all too obvious” does not mean that I disapprove of their conclusion.
Nestled to the right of the text in the email is an advertisement for The Guard, which is presumably supporting the Crikey email. The Guard is an Irish movie. Seems like any good movie is a good movie, irrespective of where it was made.
Well could have been worse. It could have been made in Hollywood.