Five film and television productions in North Bay are being subsidized by the provincial government.
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli made a $5.6-million funding announcement at Canadore College’s post production facility, Dec. 21.
The funding is earmarked for the following productions:
• $3.605 million for Collingwood TV Productions (II) Inc. to produce season two of the television series Carter
• $960,000 for Canadore College to produce the television series The Colin Mochrie Show
• $500,000 for HP Christmas Jingle Productions Inc. to produce the television movie Christmas in Love
• $500,000 for Sleighbell Films Inc. to produce the television movie Sleigh Bell Sweethearts
• $65,000 for Good Soldier Films Inc. to produce the feature film Astonishing Tales of Terror
"Our government is diversifying the local economy, creating good paying jobs and supporting the growth of television and film production in North Bay and area," said Fedeli in a news release.
"We are contributing to the region's reputation as a top production centre in Canada and letting people know that the film and television industry in Nipissing is open for business."
The provincial government spent almost $3 billion on film and TV production in 2016-17.