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Investors sought for new multimedia production centre in Ottawa

News | 07/21/2008 9:09 pm EDT

A corporation representing the film and television industry in Ottawa is looking for investors to fund a new multimedia production centre in the capital region, following the release of a study confirming that there’s a “significant” demand for such a facility.If built, players in Ottawa’s film and TV sector say it will enable the capital region to tap into a $5-billion-a-year industry in Canada. The study was commissioned by the Ottawa-Gatineau Film and Television Development Corp. (OGFT) in January and released on July 9.OGFT GM Roch Brunette says the film industry currently generates about $30 million a year in the Ottawa region, but stresses that with the presence of a multimedia facility, the figure will likely double.

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