Northern Ontario’s film and TV industry got a big boost on June 26.
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced grants of more than $12.8 million for film shoots taking place in the Nipissing and Sudbury areas.
The investments include:
- $3.4 million for Sienna Films Development Inc. to film the TV series Cardinal 4 in North Bay and Sudbury.
- $3 million for Hideaway Pictures Inc. to film the TV series When Hope Calls in North Bay.
- $2 million for Rob Heydon Productions Inc. to film the TV series Last Rituals in North Bay.
- $1 million for Red Cloud Studio Inc. and Distinct Features Inc. to film the TV series Unsettled in and around North Bay.
- $1 million for 2577083 Ontario Inc. to film the TV series Rising Suns in and around North Bay.
- $500,000 for Dancing Through the Shadow Inc. to produce the feature film Dancing Through the Shadow of Mao to be shot in the Nipissing District.
- $500,000 for CastNorth Productions Inc.to film the made-for-TV movie Country at Heart in and around Powassan.
- $500,000 for HP Angels Falls 2 Inc. to film the made-for-TV movie Valentine in Angel Falls in and around North Bay.
- $500,000 for Woods Entertainment Canada Inc. to produce the feature film Like a House on Fire to be shot in and around North Bay.
- $401,640 for Alley Lime Productions Inc. to produce the feature film Exit Papers from Paradise to be shot in and around North Bay.
“Our communities benefit from film and television projects such as these,” said Fedeli in a news release. “Through these investments, our government is providing economic and job opportunities for local businesses and communities."
Since June 2018, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has spent more than $82 million in 539 projects, creating or retaining over 1,437 jobs.
With almost $3 billion in Ontario production spending in 2016-17, the film and television industry supports over 50,000 jobs provincewide, according to the province.