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McGuinty government supports film production in Northeastern Ontario

Friday, October 05, 2012   by: Kate AdamsMinistry of Northern Development and Mines
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Ontario’s support for a film shot in Parry Sound and North Bay has strengthened the northern film industry, boosted the economy and created 27 jobs.

Serendipity Point Films is wrapping up shooting the feature film Stage Fright, which received support from the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).The production provided local residents with jobs as extras, crew and production staff.

Investing in Northern Ontario’s film industry is part of the McGuinty government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. A strong northern economy creates local jobs and protects the services that mean the most to families – health care and education.

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“Film and television productions in the northeast are giving northerners the opportunity to gain valuable experience as cast and crew members. Our investments are helping the North diversify its economy by growing its expertise in that industry. I am confident our support will entice more projects to come to our magnificent region."
— Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC

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The film stars Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith.


Ontario is supporting this project through the NOHFC’s Emerging Technology Program.

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