The local film industry got another financial boost today as Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli handed out $1.4 million in funding through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to support three film and TV productions.
“Film and television production in North Bay and Nipissing has become a success story that is continuing to grow,” said Fedeli in a release.
“Our government is committed to strengthening this growing local industry because these investments create jobs, develop homegrown talent and support other businesses in the area.”
HP Crossword Mystery Productions Inc. will be receiving $500,000 to produce the TV movie Crossword Mystery Season 1. Another $500,000 is going to Kid Detective Productions Inc. to produce the feature film “The Kid Detective.” Meantime, another $421,775 will go to Cosmic Down Entertainment Inc. to produce the feature film “The Cosmic Dawn.”
Fedeli also announced more NOHFC funding of more than $500,000 to support four small businesses and create about 17 full-time jobs.
Those investments include $213,618 to Canelec Manufacturing & Development Inc. to build a new warehouse and purchase specialized equipment to meet the need for mining electrical equipment. Another $196,058 will go to Castle Glass and Mirror to expand its glass manufacturing operations. Resolution Machining will receive $146,065 to purchase specialized machinery for custom machining, fabrication and welding, and $8,475 will go to the Wand Family Farm to purchase equipment and expand its cattle and lamb farming operations.
“These investments support economic diversity and growth in the region,” continued Fedeli.
“We are building strong, vibrant communities and real opportunities across the north for the people who live here and companies that want to invest, sending a strong signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.”