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New soundstage being built on Wahnapitae First Nation – CTV News

Nov. 7, 2023

There is excitement over a new project in a small First Nation community in the Sudbury area involving the film industry.

Wahnapitae First Nation will soon be home to a new 20,000-square-foot soundstage in a collaboration between an Indigenous-owned business and a Los Angeles film production company.

While well known with northern Ontario tourists for its popular lake, the territory’s new construction project has a lot of people talking right now.

“We’re all used to having gas stations, smoke stores, cannabis stores, things like that, but this industry brings something totally different which will keep our younger people here at home,” Roy Roque of White Owl Film Studios(opens in a new tab) told CTV News in an interview.

It was a chance introduction by the City of Greater Sudbury and an L.A.-based film production company that got the whole project rolling.

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