By Sarah Klein
The Manitoba film industry received a nice boost Friday from the Governments of Canada and Manitoba to the tune of more than $2.5 million.
The investment given to On Screen Manitoba was made at Mid Canada Production Services on Century Street, and will help strengthen its position in national and international markets.
This funding will enable On Screen Manitoba to undertake the ACCESS project, an economic development strategy to strengthen Manitoba’s film production companies by supporting their ability to adapt to new technology, address emerging skill requirements, improve their competitiveness and increase their global market share. This strategy will also aim to develop the Aboriginal and Francophone film communities in Manitoba into recognized hubs of Aboriginal production, and Francophone film production outside of Quebec.