News Release - January 21, 1997
MINISTERS PARTICIPATE IN FAMILY BLESSINGS SCREENING
Deputy Premier Dwain Lingenfelter, also minister responsible for the
Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (SOCO), and Carol Teichrob,
minister responsible for Sask Film, today said the premiere of the
movie Family Blessings is another example of the province's support of
the film industry.
"Projects like Family Blessings have resulted in a dramatic increase in
film production in the province," Lingenfelter said. "Production
budgets for films produced in Saskatchewan increased five fold in the
last five years, from $4.5 million in 1991 to an anticipated $27
million in 1996."
"This film enhances Saskatchewan's reputation as an excellent location
for film production," Teichrob said. "Family Blessings was shot and
pre-production was completed in Saskatchewan creating 472 temporary
jobs in the province. The experience gained by the people involved
makes it easier to attract international film production to the
SOCO provided a $50,000 loan to the film, which was co-produced by The
Edge Productions of Saskatoon and Dove Audio of Los Angeles.
SOCO supports investments that reflect the objectives of the province's
strategy for economic development, Partnership for Growth, which
targets growth for the film and video industry. SOCO's investment also
supports the province's growing reputation for offering a healthy
business environment for the industry.
Both ministers will be participating in a private screening of Family
Blessings this evening at the Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina. The film
will soon be airing on CBS television.
For more information, contact:
Phone: (306) 787-8576