Nellie Jacobs interviews Martin Lager, Writer/Producer, Executive Story Editor and Creative Consultant. He has been eye-witness to and active participant in the development of live theatre, film and television in both Canada and the United States. During his lengthy career, he's performed across North America, written successful plays for stage and radio, acted on television and worked in film, live drama and as a radio jockey. In his capacity over time on different networks as writer/story editor, teleplay writer, screenwriter and as Executive Producer of Drama (CTV Television Network), Marty was involved with many television productions. He was the writer of six feature-length theatrical movies. Marty's most recent screenplay 'My Khrushchev September' won first prize over 200 entries at the Wildsound Pictures screenplay competition in 2007. His extensive, long-standing network of associates continues to provide considerable opportunities, including his current position as college and university instructor. In our interview, Marty discusses how British and American influences and movements impacted Canadian stage, film and television. Tying in with this episode's creative theme, he shares how he collaborated with other artists on a multitude of projects over the years, the theatre schools and troupes he co-founded, and the many people he met over the years starting out in the industry who are notables today. Marty also offers several pointers about acting and screenwriting in addition to life lessons he's learned.
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