Sounds like they're all mad.

Mayor Rob Ford says his jaunt down to Los Angeles was to promote the city’s film industry, but people in the movie business say appearing on late-night TV talk shows does little to bring the Hollywood dollars north.

Greg Nott, Manager of Wallace Film Studios, says Ford has become a joke in the film business.

“Rob Ford bringing major motion pictures to Toronto? I just don’t see it,” he said. “I don’t think he would help us at all.”

Nott, whose studio works mainly on commercials and music videos, says there are many long-standing relationships and sound financial reasons why American films are often shot in Toronto, and the mayor isn’t one of them.

“People in the industry already know where Toronto is,” he said. “They’ve been coming here for years.”


Film industry says it doesn't need Rob Ford's Los Angeles promotion | Toronto Star