Ontario Investing $12.8 Million in Northern Film and Television Productions
Province Continuing to Build Up Northern Communities
Ontario is supporting the northern film and television industry by investing in film and TV productions and renovations to film facilities in the Greater Sudbury area.
With an investment of over $12.8 million through the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), 21 film and television projects will be shot in and around the city. Productions include feature films and several new television series, both live action and animated. Also included in this investment is funding for three infrastructure projects that will provide equipment and renovations to state of the art film facilities.
Investing in cultural industries is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested more than $1 billion in 6,956 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining more than 26,000 jobs.
- In 2014, provincially supported film and television productions contributed almost $1.3 billion to Ontario’s economy — surpassing the $1 billion mark for a fourth year in a row and representing a 93 per cent increase over 2008 levels.
- Ontario is the number one film and television production centre in Canada, and the third-largest in North America, behind California and New York.
- The NOHFC’s investments in the film and television industry are part of the Ontario government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.
“Film and television productions represent exciting new economic opportunities for communities in the North. It’s one example of how we are building up the North through the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. We’re driving a globally competitive economy, supporting people and communities and building modern infrastructure.”
“These productions are strengthening Northern Ontario’s growing film industry. I am very pleased that the NOHFC is continuing to help bring film and television production projects to Greater Sudbury.”
“Support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for Cultural Industries Ontario North will ensure that our region’s thriving film and television production industry will have a central voice. As an organization that is committed to the continued growth and sustainability of Northern Ontario’s production industry, CION will work with our regional stakeholders, suppliers and our region’s talent to foster continued success of film and television production and the music industries of the North.”