Expanding Sudbury's Television and Film Industry
McGuinty Government Strengthens Northern Economy, Creates 120 Jobs
Sudbury's growing animation industry is boosting the local economy and creating up to 120 jobs.
With support from the Province, March Entertainment is developing three animated productions, targeted to young children, at its downtown Sudbury production facility.
Investing in Northern Ontario's film and television industry is part of the McGuinty government's plan to grow the economy of the future by creating good jobs for families in the face of global economic uncertainty.
- The new productions include: Dex Hamilton, Alien Entomologist; Mia and Me; and Tossed in Space.
- The NOHFC is supporting these projects through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporations Emerging Technology Program.
- March Entertainment operates a state-of-the-art 13,000-square foot production facility on Larch Street, in downtown Sudbury. It is capable of handling everything from pre-production to post-production.
- Film and television production contributes almost $2 billion annually to our economy and supports more than 23,000 direct and indirect jobs.
“March Entertainment continues to be one of the pillars of Northern Ontario's film and television sector and our government is very pleased to help the company build careers in the North for our young people and create local jobs in Sudbury.”
“We're very excited about these projects. Mia and Me in particular has been sold to most major territories around the world and begins to air in France, Italy and Germany over the next few months. This investment has allowed us to increase the quality of our CGI 3D animation to be able to truly compete on a global level.”