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Unveiling of Thunder Bay Film Experience Website


June 25, 2010 – The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) launched the new Thunder Bay Film Experience website today. The CEDC has been working in conjunction with the Thunder Bay film community towards the growth of film related productions in the City of Thunder Bay.

The goal of the website is to provide assistance to potential filmmakers.  The website offers information about the local film community and focuses on reducing up front scouting and research time for people who are interested in filming in and around Thunder Bay and region.  The website also showcases a vast indoor and outdoor photo/video gallery and a production resource directory.

“This site will help grow a developing  economic sector of our community by providing potential film and television investors access to a broad inventory of filming locations as well as information about the quality technical services, products and resources our local suppliers can provide” said Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and Chair of the NOHFC.

The purpose of the directory is to provide the end-user with access to information on a variety of companies based in Thunder Bay and region that supply goods and services to the film industry.  The directory provides comprehensive contact information for the companies, and is web-linked to corporate websites.

“The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), as part of its Strategic Action Plan, has worked diligently advocating the growth of film and multimedia productions in the City of Thunder Bay” said Steve Demmings, CEO for CEDC. “The growth of this industry addresses the larger issue of attracting and retaining a young knowledge-based workforce for our community.”

For more information, visit www.tbayfilm.ca.

The CEDC is responsible for business development, retention and expansion, entrepreneurial support, opportunity promotion, and the collection and assessment of key business data.  The CEDC receives formal proposals for projects that will contribute to economic development. It responds quickly to new opportunities and initiatives to attract direct financial involvement from government and private sectors.

Located within CEDC’s administrative office, the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre provides seminars, workshops and free and confidential business counselling services to new and existing small businesses.

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Contact: Kris Mork, Development Officer – CEDC, 807-625-2480 or kmork@thunderbay.ca