Northern Ontario: Your Home for Music and Film


Whether you are a producer exploring filming in Northern Ontario, a Northern Crew member looking for resources, or interested in a new career, CION has you covered.

Through consultations, industry resources and the ON Stage artist portal, CION helps musicians develop their careers, expand their networks, and explore their creativity.

Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) is a non-profit cultural organization serving the needs of everyone working in music, film and television across Northern Ontario.

Latest News

Training Sessions Available for new Film Crew in Northern Ontario

CION and partners offer free training to join a Northern film crew!

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Applications Open for Location Scout Training!

Get your foot in the door of the film and television industry as you learn how to scout locations in Northern Ontario.

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Northern Musicians - Apply for the Music Business Circle Program!

CION accepting applications until Wednesday, November 16 for this virtual mentorship opportunity. 

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CION Hiring - Workforce Development Officer

CION is hiring a skilled crew professional to help develop Northern Ontario's film and television industry crew workforce.

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CION to Host Film Crew Training Sessions

Upcoming complimentary workshops open to all Northerners interested in starting a career in the film and television production industry.

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NOHFC's 'Film and Television Stream' Round Two - July 31

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has supported over 200 productions representing an estimated $678 million in production costs.

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Science North Seeking to Hire a Grip Assistant

Science North’s 7th giant-screen film production, Jane Goodall’s Reasons for Hope, will put a significant focus on Northern Ontario.

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The Northern Ontario Songwriter Challenge

We talk with some of the songwriters who participated in the Canadian Songwriter Challenge to learn about their experience.

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CION Welcomes New Film and Television Production Industry Staff

CION is thrilled to add Devin Mahesh and Peter Mihaichuk to CION's film sector development team!

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ON Stage Music Portal Launching May 6

Join Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) at the Townehouse Tavern on May 6th, 2022 for the launch celebration of ON Stage, Northern Ontario’s music portal.

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City of Greater Sudbury launches Film in Sudbury Virtual Tour Video

The virtual tour video details the unique and diverse reasons to film in Sudbury.

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Directory launched for Film-Friendly Businesses in North Bay

A new online directory for the North Bay film and television industry has launched.

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CION is hiring a Film Sector Development Officer!

CION is hiring a Film Sector Development Officer to support the continued growth of Northern Ontario's film and television production industries.

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IMAX Production Seeking to Train Location Sound Recordist

Science North seeking to build off success from past Skills Share Mentorship Program.

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Meet CION's Music Sector Development Officer

Melanie St-Pierre helms CION’s initiatives aimed at empowering musicians.

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Producer Profile: Shawn Sasyniuk

NOMFA winner and musician talks the advantages of living and working in North Bay

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We're Hiring a Communications and Logistics Officer 

The Communications and Logistics Officer will work with Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) staff and management to generate interest in the programs, events and services provided by CION, while reacting to inquiries of all kinds from the public and directing requests as needed. The Communications and Logistics Officer will track and analyze the results of CION’s programming, events and services to ensure activities are meeting CION’s key metrics of success.

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Producer Profile: Hartley Gorenstein

The pandemic brought Resident Evil to Sudbury, and turned out to be perfect for Racoon City.

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Producer Profile: Ben Leggett

The composer, sound designer, and Canadore College professor talks about film and music in Ontario's North.

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Producer Profile: Andrew Barnsley

Head of TFS talks about partnership with Canadore College and the North's film industry.

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Producer Profile: Maddy Falle

The producer reflects on the North's growing film industry and its role in the success of her career.

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Freshwater Production Studios mentioned in THR

THR has mentioned CION and FPS.

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Producer Profile: Chris Dorota

A career in music production in Thunder Bay and why events like NOMFA are so vital to artist communities in the North.

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Producer Profile: Jennifer Podemski

Unsettled builds on her experience filming in North Bay and on Nipissing First Nation. 

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Producer Profile: Kara Haflidson of New Metric

Hear from the Timmins-born Letterkenny producer!

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