New TV Series Produced In Sudbury And Area
McGuinty Government Boosting The North's Entertainment Industry
A new francophone comedy series being filmed in the Sudbury area is strengthening Northern Ontario's film and television production sector and creating jobs locally.
With support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), TFO (Ontario's French Television Network) in partnership with Les Productions R. Charbonneau, will produce three seasons of 'Ramville'. The television series is a comedy about fan club members of a hockey team in the fictional mill town of Ramville.
The project will provide employment for 14 acting roles as well as an estimated 25 technical and production jobs.
This initiative is part of the government's five-year Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- Ontario is providing $2,250,000 to this project through the NOHFC's Emerging Technology Program.
- In 2007, the NOHFC contributed $2.5 million to Les Productions R. Charbonneau to shoot four seasons of the Météo + television series in the Sudbury area. The popular comedy is airing on TFO, which is available on cable in Ontario and New Brunswick, and across Canada via satellite.
“By continuing to invest in film and television projects in the Sudbury area, we are helping more northerners develop their skills and experience as cast and crew members.”
“This investment demonstrates our government's commitment to diversifying the northern economy and creating employment for our young people.”
“TFO and Charbonneau Productions have demonstrated their savoir-faire in producing high quality Franco-Ontarian TV series. Not only does encouraging local television production in French strengthen the regional economy but it also strengthens the identity of Ontario's Francophone community.”