$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.
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
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
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
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