Ontario Supports Film and Television Industry in the North

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Vic Fedeli

NORTH BAY — The Ontario government is providing more than $7.3 million to support the film and television industry in northeastern Ontario. This investment will create jobs and promote economic development in North Bay, Sudbury and surrounding areas.

“Our government is proud to support the film and television industry in northeastern Ontario, which continues to create good jobs and develop skilled local talent,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, helping northern production and post-production projects succeed is more important than ever.”

The following funding is being delivered through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC):

North Bay and area

  • $750,000 for Strategem RX to produce the feature film Lakewood
  • $500,000 for Christmas Films 2020 to produce the feature film Tiny Home Christmas
  • $500,000 for DNV Productions to produce the feature film A Dog Named Valentine
  • $200,000 for Game Theory Films Inc. in North Bay to establish a space for film productions

Sudbury and area

  • $2.8 million for Get ‘er Done Productions 6 Inc. to produce season six of the Letterkenny television series
  • $530,000 for A Stellar Film Inc. to produce the feature film Stellar
  • $500,000 for Mulmur Feed Co. Ltd. to produce the feature film All My Puny Sorrows
  • $500,000 for Always a Pleasure Inc. to produce the feature film Door Mouse
  • $500,000 for Circle Blue Films Inc. to produce the feature film The Boathouse
  • Over $396,201 for Nortario Film Group Inc. to produce the feature film Fidelity
  • Over $83,550 for Black Rectangle Brand Inc. in Coniston to renovate, purchase new equipment and increase its marketing capacity
  • Over $64,968 for Red Square Motion Inc. to establish a post-production facility in Sudbury that focuses on serving and hiring Northern Ontario residents
  • $50,000 for The Weengushk Film Institute – a not-for-profit organization and educational centre focused on building a strong role for aspiring Indigenous youth and visible minorities within the media arts industry in the M’Chigeeng First Nation – to develop a feasibility study to create a world-class arts training facility on Manitoulin Island

“Our government is making targeted investments in growing and emerging sectors, such as the north’s film and television industry,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. “Today’s investments will help local businesses expand and innovate while broadening economic diversification and expediting development.”

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) promotes economic prosperity across Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects – big and small, rural and urban – that stimulate recovery, growth, job creation and skills development. Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested more than $317 million in 3,134 projects in northern Ontario, leveraging more than $1.3 billion in investment and creating or sustaining over 4,850 jobs.