$2 million in provincial funding is helping the cameras to roll in the area.
Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced four film and TV projects locally are getting money from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.
He says the funding will help create jobs, attract local talent and boost economic growth.
“Our government is proud to support the film and television industry in the area, which continues to create good jobs and develop skilled local talent,” say Fedeli. “As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, helping local production and post-production projects succeed is more important than ever.”
“Hideaway Pictures has helped bring over 50 film and television projects to Northern Ontario in the last decade creating over 3 million hours of work for Northern Ontario residents amounting to over 2000 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs in the North,” says David Anselmo, Director and Producer of Hideaway Pictures. “The gross economic impact of these films to the Ontario economy is well over $125 million in direct spending.”
The four projects receiving funding include:
- $500,000 for HP Time Productions Inc. to produce the made for television movie Angel Falls Christmas
- $500,000 for Hideaway Pictures to produce the feature film Toying with the Holidays
- $500,000 for HP Cold Productions Inc. to produce the made for television movie Great Christmas Switch
- $500,000 for HP A Lot of Christmas Productions Inc. to produce the made for television movie Jingle Bells Princess