County of Brant Welcomes Filming Production back to the County
The County of Brant Economic Development and Tourism division has reopened their filming office. The County will welcome two production companies to the area during the month of September.
“The return of filming presents opportunities for positive economic impact,” said Russell Press, Director of Economic Development and Tourism for the County of Brant. “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.”
To obtain a film permit in the County of Brant, all filming production must confirm that they will work in accordance with Brant County Health Unit guidelines as well as 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.
These guidelines include:
•A detailed screening policy and protocols in place
•Screening locations on site
•Record Keeping of all production members
•Personal Protective Equipment
For more information on Section 21 Film and Television Health and Safety Guidelines, visit www.filmsafety.ca
In 2019, the County of Brant was host to 15 filming projects, which included productions from HBO, Netflix, and Disney.
“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,” said Press.
For more information on filming in the County of Brant, visit www.brant.ca/filming.