Fedeli Celebrates Local Production IndustrySeptember 20, 2017
QUEEN’S PARK – Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli lauded the local TV and film production industry in a Members’ Statement in the Ontario Legislature today.
Text of his statement is below:
Thank you, Speaker. It’s a pleasure to talk about a true success story in my riding of Nipissing.
I’m talking about the film and television industry that is taking over North Bay and surrounding towns, actually for the last dozen years.
Cardinal, the popular TV series, takes place in the fictional town of Algonquin Bay, a thinly-disguised North Bay.
That’s because the original John Cardinal books were written by North Bay author Giles Blunt.
Carter, the popular detective series starring Jerry O’Connell, is also being shot in North Bay.
Jerry truly embraced North Bay, and his playful forays into our local nightlife and wrestling circuit got the attention of TMZ.
But Speaker, if seeing snow in September is your thing, then North Bay is your city, and Hideaway Pictures wins your Oscar!
Fake snow and Christmas decorations are everywhere throughout our downtown core, as Christmas movies are underway!
That makes for a lot of turned heads as people drive through our town.
This weekend, I chatted at length with Beau Bridges on the set of Angel Falls, one of those Christmas movies.
Now, Beau is no stranger to North Bay, in fact, he’s pretty much a regular. Last year, he shot several episodes of The Flower Pot Mystery series in North Bay with Brooke Shields.
We can thank Dave Anselmo, a great friend of North Bay, and Hideaway Pictures for their continued support of North Bay films.
Video of Fedeli’s statement can be found here: https://youtu.be/pw5_3rPZ3XQ