SMALL TOWNS & BIG SCREENS
✔️ Spending at local businesses
✔️ Tourism from around the world
✔️ Boost in hometown pride
✔️ Downtown revitalization
"The dollars that have been spent and helped bring businesses back to
our downtown core
have been phenomenal"
Economic Development, High River
"It's like we've been discovered"
Mayor of Didsbury
✔️ Visits from fan bases of Alberta shows
✔️ Businesses used as backdrop
✔️ Crews dining and shopping locally
✔️ Diversification into growing industry
A GROWING NUMBER OF MUNICIPALITIES HAVE DECLARED THEMSELVES "FILM FRIENDLY" BY:
Having clear policy in place for film shoots and use of public properties/roads.
Having one point of contact for film in town/city.
Adding a film section to town website with pictures/shows that have been made there.
Linking to film industry social media accounts and sharing stories about film with their communities online.
Engaging with local MLA and Ministers in provincial government in support of a robust incentive program.
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