Tories promising more money for Manitoba's film industry
Tories say they'll invest $25M more over 4 years
Manitoba Tories are promising to spend more on the film industry if they are re-elected in the Sept. 10 provincial election.
Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister says he would increase the budget for an existing film and video tax credit by $25 million over four years — or just over $6 million a year.
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Pallister made the announcement today on the set of a movie at the Bell MTS Place hockey arena, which is being made to look like a basketball court in the United States.
The province currently budgets $31.5 million a year for the tax credit.
It partially refunds film and video productions for money spent in Manitoba.
Pallister says a re-elected Tory government would also spend $1.5 million on training for film crews and industry workers.
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