Typically, these retrofitted facilities are not sound-proofed, have limited parking for cars
and trucks, are often located in proximity to industrial traffic or railway areas with
associated noise and vibration and have insufficient electrical supply or broadband
capabilities (as well as numerous other production challenges). By contrast, FPS has been
designed to specifically meet film and television production needs. Furthermore, FPS will be
located on a sufficiently large parcel of land to expand as demand increases.
Since 2012, Northern Ontario’s film and television production industry has experienced
significant expansion. Between 2012 and 2016 the industry generated over $194 million in GDP
and 3,011 full time equivalent jobs for the municipalities of Greater Sudbury and North Bay.
Individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds have been drawn to the industry’s
employment opportunities and competitive salaries.
FPS will attract studio-housed productions that will shoot year-round, providing full-time
employment for the existing workforce and newcomers alike. Local film industry businesses
will not only maintain existing production activity but will benefit from new opportunities
as demand rises. Film and television production also creates spin-off jobs. Restaurants will
be busier, car and truck rentals will increase and hotel rooms will be filled.
Post-production services, equipment rentals and catering companies will establish and grow
operations to support the expanding industry. Furthermore, the studio will be a training
venue where apprentices will quickly become sought-after crew members.