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McGuinty government supports film production in Northeastern Ontario

Friday, October 05, 2012   by: Kate AdamsMinistry of Northern Development and Mines
News Release

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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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dgl1 10/5/2012 1:19:39 PM Report

Dolt McGuilty still doesn't get it. The film industry is a hit and miss. They are not filming year long. They film when needed.
ONTC is a year long operation which emplous 1000 people not 27.
Wake up McGuilty. You have lost focus and need to step down or better yet, being impeached.
buttons 10/5/2012 8:37:46 PM Report

27 jobs....wow...that'll bump the northern economy a lot!!..good for you Luc!
laceyjdog 10/6/2012 3:59:29 PM Report

The Dalton gang is far too dumb to figure out that the north needs thousands of jobs. Not just 27.
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