Ontario Budget Invests in Screen-based Industries

$9 Million Commitment a Boost to Digital Jobs & Growth

TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Today's Ontario Budget announcement includes a renewed commitment to the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) with a multi-year investment of $9 million.

"The $9 million commitment in the provincial budget is a tremendous boost to digital media jobs and growth in Ontario," said Slawko Klymkiw, CEO of the CFC. "The CFC has a track record of success in pioneering skills development and new growth in the creative industries of the province. Today's announcement renews that opportunity for a whole new generation of talent in film, television, screen acting, music, and digital media."

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the CFC is a leader in developing Canada's creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based industries.

QUICK FACTS

  • The CFC was founded in 1988 by Canadian filmmaker Norman Jewison.
  • The CFC has graduated 1,600 screen directors, editors, writers, producers, showrunners, actors, musicians and digital media content developers.
  • 75% of CFC alumni live and work in Ontario, generating millions of dollars in GDP and hundreds of screen industry jobs each year.

For further information: cfccreates.com

To learn about the CFC's economic impacts in Ontario, please click here

About CFC

Celebrating 25 years, CFC accelerates the careers of the brightest talent in film, television, screen acting, music and digital media. A charitable organization, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada's diverse talent; providing exhibition, financial, and distribution opportunities, industry collaborations and creative partnerships for top creative content leaders.  CFC makes a significant cultural and economic contribution to Canada by launching the country's most creative ideas and voices to the world.

SOURCE: Canadian Film Centre

For further information:

Tamara MacKeigan
Director, Marketing and Communications
416.445.1446 x304
tmackeigan@cfccreates.com


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