Ontario Invests in Northern Film and Television Productions
Province Creates Jobs and Showcases Northern Talent
Ontario's government is working for the people of Northern Ontario by supporting the film and television industry, creating jobs for local artists, crews and businesses.
Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced an investment of more than $5 million to support eight film and television productions across the north. The investments include:
- $2 million to Get'er Done Productions 4 Inc. for season four of the TV series Letterkenny in Sudbury
- $949,209 to Glowbies2 Inc. for season two of the children's animated TV series Glowbies in Sudbury
- $500,000 to 2623427 Ontario Inc. to produce the film Castle in the Ground in Sudbury
- $500,000 to Moving Story Film Inc. to produce the film Entangled in Sudbury
- $500,000 to Tainted Productions Inc. to produce the film Tainted in Sault Ste. Marie
- $374,130 to Hangar 18 Spare Parts Movie Inc. to produce the film Spare Parts, in Sudbury
- $150,505 to Franco Finn Films Inc. to produce the documentary Lakehead at War in Thunder Bay
- $37,332 to Alibi Entertainment Inc. to produce the documentary Northern Gold in Timmins.
"Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs. Our communities are benefitting from the growing film and television industry," said Minister Rickford. "Through investments like these, our government is continuing to diversify the northern economy and create good paying jobs."
- Since June 2018, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has invested more than $82 million in 539 projects, creating or retaining over 1,437 jobs.