Newspaper article The Canadian Press

China and Alberta Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Film Industry

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

China and Alberta Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Film Industry

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China, Alberta sign memo on film industry

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BANFF, Alta. - A partnership with China could be the boost the Alberta film industry needs.

A memorandum of understanding between a delegation from Guangdong province and the Alberta Media Production Industries Association was signed Monday during the Banff World Media Festival.

There are 250 million people living in Guangdong and that means a chance to showcase Alberta stories to a massive audience.

It'll also be a chance to collaborate and to produce content which will potentially translate into more jobs for Albertans and many local production companies are excited to get on board.

Michael Jorgenson, chairman of the Alberta Media Production Industries Association, says there's a great opportunity to build the film economy in Alberta and diversify in a really significant way. …

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