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Canada eyes GE

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The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television & Radio Artists is threatening to confiscate a film made for General Electric Co. with U.S. actors who it says were smuggled into Canada. BBDO Worldwide, New York; HKM Productions, Los Angeles; Industry Films, Toronto; and GE allegedly used U.S. actors in a commercial made in Canada even though they were refused work permits. It appears these companies may have gotten away without charges from Immigration Canada since only individuals can be charged and only if caught red-handed. The actors in this instance had all disappeared by the time immigration officers arrived on the scene. The alliance intends to continue to press for charges to be placed against the companies. BBDO refused to comment on the matter.

Copyright October 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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