Ontario Invests in North Bay Film and Television Productions
Province creates jobs and develops production talent
The Ontario government is supporting the film and television industry in the North Bay area by creating jobs and developing local talent.
Today, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, announced an investment of more than $7 million to support seven film and television productions.
- $3 million to Sienna Films Inc. to produce the television series The Trickster.
- $1.3 million to Peacock Alley Entertainment to produce the television series New Eden.
- $908,360 to Tanner Beach Productions to produce the television series Sunshine Sketches Homecoming.
- $500,000 to Christmas Basket Production Inc. to produce the television movie The Christmas Basket.
- $500,000 to Hideaway Pictures to produce the television movie Crossword Mystery Season 2.
- $500,000 to CastNorth Productions to produce the television movie Country at Heart.
- $375,000 to 2569372 Ontario Inc. to produce the feature film Cold Strings.
"Our government is committed to strengthening the growing film and television industry in Nipissing," said MPP Fedeli. "This investment will drive economic development and job growth in the region and sends a signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business."
These investments will create jobs, develop local talent and support other businesses in Nipissing.
- The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) invests in economic development projects across the North. Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested more than $120 million in 708 projects, creating or retaining 2,368 jobs.
- With $3 billion in Ontario production spending in 2017–18, the film and television industry supports almost 52,000 jobs across the province.