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Manitoba Credit for Film, TV Touted as Among Most Generous in Canada

Manitoba Credit for Film, TV Touted as Among Most Generous in Canada

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is making its tax credit for film and video productions permanent and hinting at more help for the industry despite a consultant’s report that called for a reduction.

The tax credit, touted by the province as one of the biggest in Canada, was to expire at the end of this year. But it has proven effective in attracting projects and jobs, Culture Minister Cathy Cox said Tuesday.

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Actor Sean Penn in Winnipeg to Scout Film Locations

Actor Sean Penn in Winnipeg to Scout Film Locations

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Sean Penn (WIKIPEDIA)

Actor Sean Penn is roaming the streets of Winnipeg as part of an upcoming film project, ChrisD.ca has learned.

The Academy Award winner is currently scouting shoot locations in the city. It’s unclear what project Penn is working on or how long he will be in Winnipeg.

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Molly Ringwald to Film Scenes for ‘Siberia’ in Winnipeg

Molly Ringwald to Film Scenes for ‘Siberia’ in Winnipeg

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Actress and singer Molly Ringwald performs with her band at the Jazz Cafe in central London on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. (GRANT POLLARD/INVISION/AP)

WINNIPEG — Actress Molly Ringwald will soon be making her return to Winnipeg to join production on the upcoming romantic thriller “Siberia,” ChrisD.ca has learned.

The film, starring Keanu Reeves, has been shooting in the city and around the province, including in Marquette, Manitoba.

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PETA to Protest Winnipeg-Filmed ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Opening

PETA to Protest Winnipeg-Filmed ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Opening

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An investigation has been launched after the filming of this scene during “A Dog’s Purpose” in 2015 in Winnipeg, where a German shepherd was forced into a pool of turbulent water. (TMZ.COM)

PETA plans to protest the opening night of “A Dog’s Purpose” after a viral video from the Winnipeg-filmed movie set showed a German shepherd in distress.

“No amount of spin from Hollywood will change the fact that being forced to do a terrifying stunt is not a dog’s purpose,” said PETA senior vice-president Lisa Lange. “PETA is calling on kind people to boycott this film and send the message that animals should be treated humanely, not exploited and abused as movie props.

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