Development of a Film Studio in Calgary
The Government of Alberta invited industry leaders to submit proposals demonstrating interest in receiving one-time funding of up to $5 million to be used for the development and construction of a film studio in the Calgary region.
Submissions are now closed. The evaluation of submitted proposals is underway. An announcement regarding the selected proposal is planned for early in the new year.
Alberta's film, television and digital media industry is environmentally-friendly, supports rural economic development, promotes tourism and brings diversity to Alberta's economy. Over the last five years, film, television and digital media together were responsible for more than $400 million in economic activity in Alberta. The Government of Alberta takes an active role in supporting and encouraging community involvement within cultural and business sectors through Alberta Culture.
Studio space is critical in ensuring the ongoing success, viability and business attraction of Alberta's screen-based production sector. Edmonton has a privately-owned and operated purpose-built studio facility that services northern Alberta. However, southern Alberta currently has no such space, resulting in an ongoing lack of capacity that limits opportunity for this region.