The NLFDC

is dedicated to the development of all aspects of the film industry in the province. In support of this, the NLFDC has a staff member dedicated to the development and administration of all professional development initiatives for the Corporation based on the needs of the local film and video industry.

This includes designing and coordinating workshops to address specific needs of the local film community; maintaining a comprehensive database of people interested in developing or advancing a pre-existing skill set; administering the deeming component of the tax credit; tracking the development of local crew and using a work-placement program on local and visiting productions to further develop essential skills.

Through the NLFDC’s professional development program, we have developed individuals in both Above and Below-The-Line positions – and, in doing so, have attracted outside productions to our province and reduced our dependence on hiring outside of the community.