NOFS and Collège Boréal collaborate to offer training for the movie industry

NOFS and Collège Boréal collaborate to offer training for the movie industry
Sudbury – As part of the 24th edition of the International Film Festival, Cinéfest Sudbury, Collège Boréal and Northern Ontario Film Studios (NOFS) – the first Northern Ontario 20,000 square foot production facility at the former Barrydowne Arena – are unveiling a new public-private partnership aimed at training the professionals needed to supply the television and film industry, in Northern Ontario. Starting in November with a Set Etiquette course, NOFS and Collège Boréal are dedicated, in 2013 and beyond, to offering students in the region new specialized training programs focusing on hands-on film and television production to help meet the increasing need of qualified local workforce in this growing economic sector.
NOFS CEO, David Anselmo, emphasized the numerous benefits for Northern Ontario: “The support and encouragement of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) through its Emerging Technology Program has created the need for more services and crew base that can handle the steady increase in film and television production. With a workforce trained at Collège Boréal and our current facility, NOFS is offering one location with turnkey service, a broad array of Northern locations and production expertise, developed locally, to satisfy the specific needs of film and television production. Collège Boréal also offers a diversity of programs throughout the North with facilities at the heart of a region that meets the expectations of worldwide production. This is evidenced by the current filming of ‘The Returned’, a Spanish co-production, ‘Be My Valentine’, a Hallmark Channel MOW along with regional films like ‘Cas & Dylan’, ‘Deadweight’ and ‘Dark Rising’.”
Collège Boréal’s Vice-President Academic, Daniel Giroux, explained the importance of this partnership: “Collège Boréal intends to carry out its mandate as a community college by offering training that produces a qualified workforce in this booming entertainment industry in Northern Ontario. Our strong collaboration with Northern Ontario Film Studios, our current discussions with the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) and related unions of the ?lm and television industry are very promising for the quality of the future workforce.”
Photos 1r
Highest graduation rate and graduate satisfaction rate across Ontario!
For the ninth time in the last 10 years, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation rate of Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology. Furthermore, Collège Boréal also attained the highest graduate satisfaction rate of all these Anglophone and Francophone community colleges. This achievement confirms 8 first places obtained over the last 11 years. Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of Northern and Central-Southwestern Ontario communities.
– 30 –

Back to News Features