January 30th, 2018

Screen Nova Scotia launches "Starring Your Property" program

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Lights, Camera, Location! Screen Nova Scotia issues casting call for properties.
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Want to see your property on the big screen? Now is your chance! Screen Nova Scotia is looking for properties to list as possible filming locations for local, national and international producers.

The newly launched “Starring Your Property” program allows owners to include their home or business as a potential filming location for films, television series, music videos, and commercials.

“Nova Scotia has a lot to offer when it comes to unique locations, and that includes the private homes, offices and industrial properties that help production teams bring stories to life,” said Melanie Solomon, Industry Services & Locations Manager at Screen Nova Scotia. “By adding some of the interesting options throughout the province, we can continue to show the world some of our province’s unmatched potential.”

Screen Nova Scotia’s current locations database holds more than 1,000 images. The organization is looking for a wide array of properties that might attract a producer’s attention  from warehouses to condos, newly built homes to rustic farm houses  all properties are valuable in attracting productions to the province.

Film production in Nova Scotia communities creates and generates revenue for the local economy. Selecting filming locations  especially homes or businesses that are key to the story  are just the start of the many ways Nova Scotians can supply the variety of services required by a film production (others include everything from dry cleaning, catering, building supplies, accommodations and more). For example, during the five seasons that the Syfy TV series Haven filmed, it contributed over $50 million directly to the Nova Scotia economy, and established the South Shore as a premier filming (and tourism) destination.

For more information on registering for the “Starring Your Property” program, please visit our website HERE.

For more information on how Nova Scotia’s screen industry works for everyone, contributing to the province’s economy and generating economic spin-offs that benefit a diverse group of local businesses across the province, watch this: Nova Scotia’s Screen Industry: We Mean Business!

If you have any questions about this program or the registration process, please contact Melanie Solomon.