Ontario Supporting Production of Hard Rock Medical
Province Strengthening Northern Ontario Film and Television Industry
Ontario is diversifying the northern economy and creating jobs by supporting the film and television industry in the North Bay region.
With an investment of $825,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the province is supporting the production of the popular TVO television series, Hard Rock Medical. The show is filmed entirely in Northern Ontario and about to begin shooting season three.
Hard Rock Medical follows a group of medical school students as they train in Northern Ontario communities. Its episodes are loosely based on accounts from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Investing in Northern Ontario's film and television industry is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. 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, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan.
- The NOHFC previously invested $1 million in Season 1 and $712,000 in Season 2 of Hard Rock Medical and is providing $825,000 for the production of Season 3.
- The NOHFC has invested over $90 million in support of 143 film and TV productions in Northern Ontario.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has committed more than $1 billion to 7,082 projects helping create or retain more than 28,700 jobs across the North.
- The NOHFC’s investments in the film and television industry are an important part of the Ontario government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.
“By investing in exciting production projects such as Hard Rock Medical, the NOHFC continues to help cultivate and support Northern Ontario’s growing television and film industry. Our government provides significant and ongoing investments in this emerging sector, demonstrating our commitment to diversifying the northern economy, creating employment for our young people, and establishing a pool of experienced and talented artisans in the North.”
“This is a great opportunity for the City of North Bay and we are thrilled to welcome Hard Rock Medical to our community. This will not only have an impact on the economy, but the partnership created with local educational institutions will be vital in further developing the talent and local workforce for this growing industry in our city.”
“Hard Rock Medical would not exist without the tremendous support and financial contribution from the NOHFC. Their multi-season investment in our series has allowed us to tell Northern Ontario stories that entertain, develop local talent, companies and crew, and contribute to the burgeoning film and television economy of the North.”