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Public dollars for Corner Gas movie cover two-thirds of film’s budget – CBC

May 21, 2014

A combination of tax credits, equity investments and direct grants from public agencies are supporting two-thirds of the $8.5 million production budget forCorner Gas – The Movie, according to information released by the government of Saskatchewan.

The province noted its expenditures — $1.5 million from Tourism Saskatchewan and another $500,000 from Creative Saskatchewan — in an Order-In-Council dated May 15.

The document also lists several other sources of public funds, including agencies of the federal and Ontario governments. The largest contributor is Telefilm Canada, which is providing $2.5 million.

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