My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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INTRODUCTION
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) is a Canadian-American film that tells the story of Greek-American, Toula (Fotoula) Portokalos. At thirty, Toula is still waitressing for her family’s restaurant, Dancing Zorbas. Constantly under pressure from her traditional, Greek parents to marry a Greek man and start a family, Toula seeks some distance from the family business. Toula starts attending college classes and eventually begins a new job at her Aunt Voula’s travel agency. After a short period of time in her new position, Toula meets non-Greek school teacher, Ian Miller. The two begin dating and quickly fall in love. Toula is the first in her family to date a non-Greek. Fearful of upsetting her father, Gus, she attempts to keep the
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THE CANADIAN FILM AND TV INDUSTRY
An array of different film production companies collaborated to create My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). The companies involved in the creation of this entertainment product include Gold Circle Films, HBO Films, MPH Entertainment, Playtone, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” n.d.b). Gold Circle Films is an independent film production company created and owned by billionaire American film producer, Norman Waitt Junior. Home Box Office Films (HBO Films) is a TV production company, which is ultimately owned by Time Warner. Time Warner is a media conglomerate based in New York City. MPH Entertainment is an American company that was created in 1996 by the executive producers of My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), Jim Milio, Jo Peltier, and Mark Hufnail. Playtone was created by American film actor, producer, and writer, Tom Hanks in collaboration with producer, Gary Goetzman. The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is a government agency that offers funding and services to entertainment media production (“Ontario Media Development Corporation,” n.d.b). Through the collaborated effort of these five different companies, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) was

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