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By Tom Parisi
Some of the most dangerous jobs that Northern Ontario can muster will be on display thanks to a new film studio in Cochrane.
Mayor Peter Politis announced the founding of a new studio to rival the work being done in Alaska. He said he hopes to acheive the same level of success being put out from the the northern state.
“Their film industry brings in $200 million per year, so this is a great opportunity to diversify our economy, and getting local talent the exposure they need. We’re also exposing who we are and what we have to offer.”
The micro studios being set up offer easy interchangeable sets and quick change over times for crews and actors.
The programming will include, what is being called extreme outdoor programming. A show already in progress will include cerws following fire fighters battling a forest fire and the mining.
The studio will be located next to the Polar Bear Habitiat, and will use the back lot of the old Heritage village and a back drop to the scenery.