October 1, 2013

Saskatchewan’s Julie Voth talks up Canadian content

Gord Craig / Leader-Post

Recently I had a chance to talk to Saskatoon-born Julia Voth.

Julia, who is a model/video game character/actress/poet, was a great person to chat with, and while we discussed her new venture (CityTv sitcom Package Deal) she really pumped Canadian content.

Here’s a few things she had to say:

“We really support our talent. I think it’s really important for us to keep supporting our talent. We export so much – I’m a perfect example. There’s no work for me in Canada, so I had to move to L.A. and I found work here which ironically brought me back to Canada.”

“I think it’s super important to support local stuff – there’s so much talent. To have a show like this (Package Deal) that is traditionally an American style show – to be done flawlessly in Canada is a really awesome feat. I hope that Canadians that see it love it. I hope we get a second season and show the world how awesome Canadian television can be.”

“I love the show – I want a Season 2, I want a Season 10. Wouldn’t that be amazing – basically the first prime time Canadian sitcom took off and was in America and stood up against Big Bang and How I Met Your Mother. It would be incredible – I am so behind this show.”

“I think it’s really important for people to know that this show is 100 per cent Canadian (catering, casting, etc.)”

“This is 100 per cent homegrown and looks like something you’d find on American television.”

“I think that our show is going to show everyone Canadian television can be really good, and it can be really funny too. I think it’s going to change the way we think of Canadian television.”