Supporting Film and Television Production in the North
Ontario Strengthening Northern Economy, Creating Jobs
Ontario is boosting Northern Ontario's economy and creating jobs in the film and television industry.
The province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is investing $1.1-million in two projects that will support the cultural sector in Northern Ontario:
- Skating to New York Productions received $950,000 to shoot the feature film 'Skating to New York' in the Timiskaming area;
- Amythos Media is receiving $160,000 for the production of 'Anna', a French language TV series that includes an interactive online gaming component, which will be shot in part around Thunder Bay.
Investing in our cultural industries is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested almost $1 billion in 6,570 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining more than 25,100 jobs.
- The NOHFC’s investments in our cultural industries are an important part of the Ontario government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.
“Our government’s investments in the television and film industry are diversifying the regional economy. Through the NOHFC, we’re expanding this sector in Northern Ontario and providing good work for northerners.”