The Creative Economy

  • Doubling the Nova Scotian Film and Television Production Incentive Fund to $46.6 million.
  • Investing $3 million per year in a new Nova Scotia Content Creator Fund to cover the gaps in funding for locally developed projects.
  • Implementing the recommendations of a recent feasibility study to establish a year-round film and television soundstage.
  • Investing an additional $3 million in supplemental operational funding for arts and culture operators and organizations that are getting back on their feet.

Investing in our Film Industry

The film and television industry is a creator of well paying, highly skilled creative jobs, and is an economic engine for Nova Scotia.  

The Liberal government is committed to working with Screen Nova Scotia and industry organizations to strengthen the film sector. We will focus on developing Nova Scotian filmmakers, writers, and producers of local content, while encouraging diversity and gender parity in the industry.  

Film Fund

This year the government has nearly doubled the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund by adding $23.6 million, for a total of $46.6 million. As our economy recovers from the pandemic, we will ensure that our film industry is able to continue providing well paying jobs, thus growing the economy of the province and putting more money in the pockets of Nova Scotians. 

Nova Scotia Content Creator Fund

Nova Scotians have stories to tell, and we want to help them tell it. We want to encourage locally developed feature films and television series, and to encourage the opportunities for younger and emerging filmmakers and industry professionals. That’s why a re-elected Rankin government will invest $3 million a year in a new Nova Scotia Content Creator Fund. This fund will be used to cover the gaps in funding for locally developed projects that will propel our emerging talent onto global screens. 

A Soundstage for Productions to Call Home

Our local industry requires dedicated facilities to attract sustainable year-round production, increasing opportunities for Nova Scotian crews and workers. Investing in production infrastructure allows our talented workforce to capitalize on the increasing demand from foreign service producers to film in Nova Scotia and further enables us to increase our share of the growth in overall film and television production in Canada.

A re-elected Liberal government is committed to working with Screen Nova Scotia, domestic and international producers and developers to implement the recommendations of a recent feasibility study to establish a year-round, sustainable film and television soundstage to support Nova Scotia’s creative workforce. 

Investing in Culture

More than ever, the pandemic has reminded Nova Scotians of both the social and economic value of our performers, storytellers, artists, musicians, and all those who work and are employed in the culture sector of our economy. 

The pandemic has impacted our culture sector in a disproportionate way, and now is the time to ensure that it roars back, stronger and more inclusive than ever. Together, we can ensure that telling Nova Scotia’s stories are at the core of our economic recovery. 

The arts and culture sectors were hit hard by the pandemic. A re-elected Rankin government will provide an additional $3 million in supplemental operation funding to operators and organizations who are getting back on their feet. Together, we can ensure that telling Nova Scotia’s stories are at the core of our economic recovery.  

We know that our culture sector can better support our local artists and grow the creative economy when it receives certainty in its funding levels from year to year. That’s why a re-elected Rankin government will conduct a review of operating funding of core funding within the sector, with the goal of providing adequate funding support and achieving a high level of sustainability of organizations who support and develop our local talent, and promote Nova Scotia on the local and global stage.

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