Friday, May 22, 2015

Wynne documentary on ice after director quits amid journalistic concerns

The Star's Robert Benzie writes:
"TVOntario has scrapped plans to air a hard-hitting documentary on Premier Kathleen Wynne after the film’s director quit over journalistic concerns, the Star has learned.
"The broadcaster, which is owned by the provincial government, had planned to show Premier: The Unscripted Kathleen Wynne on June 6, but pulled the plug after director Roxana Spicer’s resignation.
"Sources said Spicer stepped down from the project after a tense May 1 meeting with senior Wynne advisers at Queen’s Park where 14 minutes of footage was to be screened, but only eight minutes was actually viewed. "That was part of an agreement between the film’s production company and the premier’s office to ensure no commercially sensitive cabinet discussions were depicted or anyone’s personal privacy violated."
The full Star story
Media release from TVO

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