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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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‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

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“Forrest Gump” is one of four Tom Hanks films being screened as part of Cineplex’s Hanksfest this summer. (HANDOUT)

Fans of actor Tom Hanks will get their fill this summer at a movie theatre event dedicated entirely to the legendary actor.

Hanksfest is hitting Cineplex theatres nationwide beginning July 6, showcasing a month of Hanks’ most iconic films on the big screen.

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Actress Taylor Hickson Sues After Injury on Winnipeg Film Set

Actress Taylor Hickson Sues After Injury on Winnipeg Film Set

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Actress Taylor Hickson following a facial injury suffered on a Winnipeg film set in December 2016. (HANDOUT)

Actress Taylor Hickson has filed a lawsuit against the production company of a film she shot in Winnipeg last winter after suffering a disfiguring facial injury.

Hickson, 20, was working on the set of the indie horror flick “Ghostland” in December 2016 when the director, Pascal Laugier, instructed her to crash through a glass door with her face next to the glass pane.

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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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