Ontario Supporting Northern Film and Television Industry
Province Strengthening the Economy and Creating Jobs in the North
Ontario is investing in Northeastern Ontario's television and film production sector, creating jobs in the region and revenue for local businesses supporting film crews during production.
Glenn Thibeault, MPP for Sudbury, made the announcement today at Northern Ontario Film Studios in Sudbury.
The province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is investing in 51 projects that support TV and film production in Northeastern Ontario, including:
- Cardinal: By The Time You Read This, a TV series produced by Read This Productions Inc.
- Carter, a TV series shot by Collingwood TV Productions Inc.
- Bad Blood, The Vito Rizzuto Story, a TV series produced by Food Market Films Inc.
- Indian Horse, a film shot by Indian Horse Productions
- Through Black Spruce, a film produced by Serendipity Point Films
- Hard Rock Medical, Season 5 of the TV series produced by TVO.
Investing in film and television production projects across the North is part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
- The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is investing more than $33 million in 51 projects that support TV and film production in Northeastern Ontario.
- Since 2013, the NOHFC has supported the growth of film and television production in Northern Ontario by providing more than $85.6 million to 139 projects. This has leveraged more than $397 million in direct economic activity.
- Since 2013, Ontario has, through the NOHFC, invested more than $575 million in Northern Ontario in more than 3,500 projects – investments that have created or sustained more than 14,750 jobs.
- In the Sudbury area since 2013, the NOHFC has invested $118 million toward 690 projects, creating or retaining nearly 2,300 jobs.
“Sudbury and Northeastern Ontario are quickly becoming a hub for Film and Television productions. The investments we’ve made here are strengthening our economy by creating new opportunities and jobs in the region, while also helping support our local businesses.”
“By investing in television and film production projects, our government is diversifying the Northern economy. We’re leveraging these investments to create opportunity for local talent and positioning Northern Ontario as a location of choice for other production companies.”