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North Bay film and TV projects net $2.5M in provincial funds

Growth in local expertise has more productions eyeing the North, says producer
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MPP Vic Fedeli, Rex from Citytv’s original series “Hudson & Rex,” and Peter Chirico (on Board of NOHFC, President of the NBDCC)

The Ontario government is providing $2.5 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to support five film and television projects in North Bay. 

“Today’s funding is helping solidify the North’s reputation as a first-rate production centre in North America and the world,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing.

The following projects are receiving funding:

  • $500,000 for Shaftsbury Rex V Inc, to bring two episodes of Citytv’s original series “Hudson & Rex” to the North Bay area. The special episodes will feature the beloved crime-solving canine Rex, on an exciting new adventure in northern Ontario. 
  • $500,000 for CBTB Productions Inc for a film called Christmas By The Book, shot in and around North Bay
  • $500,000 for Devils Breath Films Ontario Inc for a film called Devil’s Breath, shot in and around North Bay
  • $500,000 for Hanger 18 Night Media Inc for a film called Junction Row
  • $500,000 for Purgatory Jack Productions to produce the feature film Purgatory Jack

“Hudson & Rex audiences will be delighted to find Rex on a new adventure in the North Bay area in this Season 5 two-part special," said Christina Jennings, president of Shaftesbury.

“The availability of crew and support spaces up north has also grown tremendously in the past few years, which gives even more confidence for producers from southern Ontario or foreign producers to come and shoot their projects in Northern Ontario,” said Pasha Patriki, producer of Hanger 18 Media.

— BayToday