Government announced a new funding program today, Jan. 12, to help strengthen the economy and generate more local content in the Nova Scotia film industry.
The $262,000 Screenwriters Development Fund is a new model to increase Nova Scotia content in the film industry by supporting local writers and producers.
The Screen Writers Development Fund, developed through consultation with Screen Nova Scotia, will help increase Nova Scotia content in the film industry by supporting local writers and producers.
“We support government’s efforts to encourage Nova Scotia producers and screenwriters,” said Mike Volpe, chair of Screen Nova Scotia. “We know that this province is home to wonderful writers and highly capable producers and feel that this program will foster a wealth of new ideas and stories that will further help to create new film production work, here at home.”
The fund will also encourage diversity and gender parity within the industry and support expansion of global markets and audiences. Approved applicants will receive up to 50% of the cost of their project.
Details on the Screenwriters Development Fund is available HERE.
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Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan was created to establish priorities and clear actions to support creativity and innovation, inclusive and welcoming communities and sustainable cultural growth and productivity for the communities in the province.