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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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‘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)

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A Life on the Line premieres January 14 at 6 p.m. on APTN. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)
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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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Actor Henry Cavill Pops In on Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Actor Henry Cavill Pops In on Royal Winnipeg Ballet

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Actor Henry Cavill poses with student dancers at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on Friday, March 17, 2017. (@RWBALLET / INSTAGRAM)

Hollywood heavyweights in Winnipeg this winter have been taking in the local sights while not busy on area film sets.

The latest actor to appear in public on Friday was Henry Cavill, who is starring in “Nomis,” alongside Stanley Tucci and Sir Ben Kingsley.

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Sir Ben Kingsley to Shoot ‘Nomis’ in Winnipeg

Sir Ben Kingsley to Shoot ‘Nomis’ in Winnipeg

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Sir Ben Kingsley (WIKIPEDIA)

WINNIPEG — Legendary actor Sir Ben Kingsley will soon be in the city to film an upcoming film called “Nomis.”

The Oscar winner, 73, will join Henry Cavill and Alexandra Daddario on the big screen under director David Raymond.

“I can’t wait to go to Canada and freeze my butt off for the first time this winter!,” Cavill said in an Instagram post.

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‘Chucky 7’ Filming Scenes in Downtown Winnipeg

‘Chucky 7’ Filming Scenes in Downtown Winnipeg

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“Cult of Chucky” will begin filming in Winnipeg next week. (UNIVERSAL PICTURES)

WINNIPEG — The seventh installment of the “Chucky” horror series will begin filming in Winnipeg on January 9.

Actress Jennifer Tilly returns for “Cult of Chucky” under writer/director Don Mancini.

The feature film is a continuation in the franchise about a dangerous and possessed doll that first made its appearance on the big screen in 1988.

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‘Fuller House’ Star in Winnipeg for Christmas Movie Shoot

‘Fuller House’ Star in Winnipeg for Christmas Movie Shoot

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Candace Cameron Bure with Green Carrot Juice Company owner Obby Khan on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (@GREENCAROTTWPG / TWITTER)

You may just bump into actor Candace Cameron Bure on the streets of Winnipeg these days.

The “Fuller House” star is in the city filming an upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie called “Back to Christmas.”

Bure posted to her Instagram on Wednesday evening while having dinner with longtime friends in the city. On Thursday, she popped into Green Carrot Juice Company in Osborne Village and posed for a photo with owner Obby Khan.

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Assiniboine Park’s Outdoor Movie Series Kicking Off

Assiniboine Park’s Outdoor Movie Series Kicking Off

Assiniboine Park's 'Movies in the Park' (DAN HARPER / HANDOUT)
Assiniboine Park’s ‘Movies in the Park’ (DAN HARPER / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Now that we’ve had a couple days of miserable weather — and hopefully the last of them — why not get back into summer with some outdoor movies.

The Assiniboine Park is kicking off their Movies in the Park series tonight in front of the Lyric Theatre.

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