Ottawa looking to boost its film and TV production

Ottawa is looking to boost its film and TV industry with a brand new sound stage and new industry commissioner.

New commissioner Genevieve Menard Hayles believes there is plenty of room for the industry to grow in Ottawa.

“It’s a sector that has amazing potential for growth,” she said.

“We need to work very closely with quite a few stakeholders to make our destinations available, open and, like I said, friendly to the industry, and accommodating.”

Chris Knight, from Ottawa’s Knight TV, says the area has the right infrastructure to compete with the likes of Vancouver and Toronto.

“We have the infrastructure and we’re building the infrastructure to take some of that business away from Toronto and take it away from Montreal, and in some cases take it away from Vancouver,” he said.

Knight says a new sound stage will help the city draw small and medium size productions.


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