President and Executive Producer, CITY-TV, MuchMusic, Musique Plus and Bravo! Moses Znaimer is known for his creative television production style. An outspoken advocate of the power of television to tell its story through the use of image, Znaimer challenged the hegemony of print in his video manifesto, TVTV: The Television Revolution (1996). MZTV Bio.
"As a transmitter of information and entertainment, television is acknowledged king. But it's also very effective as a reflector of values and teacher of ideals, often in ways you don't notice.
That's because television is enormously amusing and permanently on tap, everywhere. Even in the bedroom.
On one hand, this convenience has led television to be taken for granted. On the other, when TV is discussed, it's often in an atmosphere of suspicion and alarm.
Though it stands accused of being both a monumental waster of time and a cause of rampant sexuality and casual violence, ours is, in my opinion, the central business of the age, and a tremendous force for good.
There is as much honour in giving the public relief from the pressures of daily life as there is in arming the public with the information and philosophies needed to engage creatively in it.
Whether searching for meaning or searching for escape, viewers have instinctively understood what politicians, academics, clerics and TV's print critics have not - television is not a problem to be managed, but an instrument to be played."
(A ChumCity Production in association with the CBC, 1995.) Znaimer summarizes his theories of television production in TVTV:
Bravo!FACT, a Foundation to assist Canadian Talent, was established in 1995 as a non-profit corporation by the Bravo! Television Network to provide financial assistance and incentives for the promotion, development, production and exhibition of Canadian-made shortform arts videos, in a variety of disciplines and modes of expression; and to stimulate public interest in and appreciation of the arts on television.
Bravo!FACT is designed to encourage the creation of new ways of presenting the arts on television. The intention of the Foundation is to increase public recognition of, and demand for Canadian artists and their works and to induce greater attendance at Canadian artistic and cultural events.
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