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Manitoba Government Says Challenges Still Ahead, Film Tax Credit Under Review

Manitoba Government Says Challenges Still Ahead, Film Tax Credit Under Review

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government will benefit from the biggest jump in federal equalization payments in a decade, but says it’s still keeping an eye on spending controls that include a review of a major tax credit for the film industry.

Documents from the federal government show Manitoba is set to receive more than $2 billion in equalization payments in the fiscal year that starts in March, up 11 per cent — or $217 million — from the current year.

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Three Manitoba Companies Nominated for 13 Canadian Screen Awards

Three Manitoba Companies Nominated for 13 Canadian Screen Awards

Canadian Screen Awards

WINNIPEG — Three Manitoba companies have been nominated for a combined 13 Canadian Screen Awards.

Eagle Vision Inc., Merit Motion Pictures and Frantic Films picked up the nods for categories such as Best Factual Series, Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series and Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series.

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‘A Life on the Line’: Manitoba Filmmaker Returns to Rural Roots

‘A Life on the Line’: Manitoba Filmmaker Returns to Rural Roots

By RoseAnna Schick (@ras_creative)

A Life on the Line
A Life on the Line premieres January 14 at 6 p.m. on APTN. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)
Sam Karney
Filmmaker Sam Karney revisits his roots in the one-hour documentary. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — When Sam Karney set out to make a news piece about his father’s trapline, he unknowingly set the course for something much larger. This weekend, his one-hour documentary “A Life on the Line” debuts on APTN, revealing what turned out to be a heart-warming story about reconnecting with family, tradition, and history.

“For as long as I can remember, fur trapping has been in my life,” says Karney, a Métis filmmaker from Roblin, Manitoba. “My dad Chuck started working on a trapline when I was very young, so to me, the sights and smells became everyday things.”

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