Creating a More Competitive Film and Television Sector in Sudbury
Investment will Spur Job Growth Across Northern Ontario’s Creative Economy
SUDBURY - Ontario's government is supporting the film, television, music and tourism industries in Sudbury by investing over $8.5 million in 12 projects that will create jobs and boost the local economy.
Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, was at Science North today to announce the investment made through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for the following projects:
- $2,650,000 for New Metric Media to produce season five of Letterkenny
- $1,608,903 for TFO and Carte Blanche Films Inc. to produce seasons three and four of the French-language children's television series Amélie et Compagnie!
- $1,500,000 for Science North to produce Jane Goodall's Reasons for Hope Imax Film and skill-share program
- $945,968 for Gallus Entertainment to produce season three of the children's animated series Glowbies
- $500,000 for Wild Media Entertainment to produce the feature film The Dogs
- $500,000 for Girl Meets Fella Productions to produce the feature film Girl
- $500,000 for Hangar 18 Media to produce the feature film The Fight Machine
- $300,000 for I'm Yours Production to produce the feature film Kicking Blood
- $32,304 for Adric Cluff of Cloud Surfer Studios to establish a film studio that creates documentaries and provides production and post-production services
- $15,043 for Matthew Wiewel to establish Deadpan Records, an audio production studio
- $15,000 for Cinéfest: The Sudbury Film Festival, Inc. for the 32nd Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival in September 2020.
"With these investments, we are contributing to the region's reputation as a top film and TV production centre in Canada," said Minister Rickford. "These investments will not only allow us to showcase our top talent to the world, they will create good quality jobs in Northern Ontario."
The NOHFC promotes and supports economic development across Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects - big and small, rural and urban - that stimulate growth, job creation and develop a skilled workforce.
That's why Ontario is working to develop new NOHFC programs that:
- Make it easier for more people and businesses to apply
- Support more projects in rural northern communities
- Target both existing and emerging market opportunities
- Provide more work opportunities for Indigenous people
- Address the skilled labour shortage in the north.
"We have heard from northerners who want NOHFC programs to be open to a broader range of businesses and workers so that the unique needs of Northern Ontario communities are met," said Minister Rickford. "Through these proposed changes, the government of Ontario will continue to build strong and resilient communities while supporting an environment where businesses can thrive, grow and create good jobs."
Supporting the arts and culture industries in the North is part of the government's plan to build Ontario together. Ontario's plan is creating more good-paying jobs and opportunities in the north, and attracting new and expanded investment so northern communities can grow and thrive.
- Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested more than $148 million in 1,073 projects in Northern Ontario. This has leveraged more than $699 million in investment and created or retained 3,116 jobs.