Brant County will welcome two production companies to the area this month. The County hosted 15 filming projects last year, which included productions from HBO, Netflix and Disney.
BRANT COUNTY - The County of Brant Economic Development and Tourism division's filming office has reopened, as they look set to welcome two production companies to town this month.
Director of Economic Development and Tourism Russell Press says filming in the area will help the economy.
“The return of filming presents opportunities for positive economic impact. With mandatory COVID-19 guidelines and safety procedures in place, we are confident in the filming industry’s approach to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.”
In order to get a filming permit, all filming production must confirm that they will work in accordance with Brant County Health Unit guidelines. In addition, they must work with the Health and Safety guidelines recommended from the Section 21 Film and Television Health and Safety Advisory Committee of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
Some of the guidelines include a detailed screening policy and protocols in place and screening locations on site.
Other guidelines include:
• Record Keeping of all production members
• Physical Distancing
• Personal Protective Equipment
You can visit here to learn more about Section 21 Film and Television Health and Safety Guidelines.
The County was host to 15 filming projects last year, which included productions from HBO, Netflix and Disney.
Press adds the return of filming will also come with a focus on safety.
“Like every sector, COVID-19 has impacted filming productions substantially. Although productions appear to be ramping up, many are remaining or returning to an in-studio format. Adjustments to the filming industry continue to be made with a focus of safety among all parties.”
You can learn more information on filming in the County here.