Supporting Television Production in Sudbury
Ontario Government Strengthening Northern Economy
A television series being filmed in the Sudbury area is strengthening Northern Ontario's film and television production sector and creating jobs.
With support from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), TVO and its production partners are undertaking the production of season two of Hard Rock Medical, which follows a group of medical school students as they train in Northern Ontario communities. The project is expected to create 50 jobs.
Investing in Northern Ontario's film and television industry is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships.
- Ontario, through the NOHFC, is providing $712,000 for Hard Rock Medical.
- The NOHFC has supported 90 film and television projects totalling $63 million.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has committed more than $876 million to about 5,800 projects helping create or retain more than 22,600 jobs across the North.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested $127 million in 767 projects in Sudbury, creating or sustaining more than 2,400 jobs.
“By continuing to invest in film and television projects in Sudbury and the North, we are helping northerners develop their skills as cast and crew members and providing jobs close to home.”
“Our ongoing investments in the film and television sector demonstrate our government’s commitment to diversifying the northern economy, creating employment for our young people, and establishing a pool of experienced and talented artisans in the North.”