Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, February 25, 1975 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD 7 Film board need urged in report WINNIPEG (CP) The provincial government is be- ing urged to create a Mani- toba film board to provide as- sistance and training pro- grams for filrn-makers. This is one of the main rec- ommendations of a report prepared for the cabinet by a special committee. Other recommendations are that the proposed board sup- port a quota system encour- aging the presentation of Ca- nadian and, in particular, Manitoba-made films in com- mercial theatres and to un- derwrite pre-production costs of films. The report suggests the government's educational film production program buy films made in the province. To set up. a training pro- gram, the committee recom- mended that the province work with the CBC to speed up the replacement of its plant in Winnipeg with a large new western regional production centre. The old plant then could be used for the training program. The committee views the recent opening of a produc- tion centre in the Winnipeg of- fice of the National film board (NFB) as a significant boost to the development of the Hesignation of conductor to be probed CALGARY (CP) The Board of the Calgary Philhar- monic Society has agreed to an investigation into the cir- cumstances surrounding the resignation of conductor Maurice Handford. Mr. Handford tendered his resignation in early January, and the philharmonic board accepted it Jan. 17. YAMAHA ORGANS I New and Used COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 province's film industry. But Jerry Krepakevich, a film-maker now working in the Winnipeg production of fice, estimates it will be at least four or fiye years before anything concrete starts com- ing out of it. "Just like a good marriage, we're struggling in our first said Ken Shere, Prairie regional distribution manager. "We're starting small and building big." Mr. Shere said the existing film industry in the province won't derive great benefit from the film board office. "We have no specific long- term solutions for film com- panies struggling for'survival. "It is hoped we will be pro- viding a place for new sources of creative energy. If we develop a training program; the board won't be able to ab- sorb all the people and so we will be providing private in-- dustry with trained people." Mr. Krepakevich said there are no grounds for private company complaints that the film board will take work away from them. "We are here to develop young film-makers. They will be able to use NFB expertise, facilities and equipment strictly for non-commercial films such as documen- taries." David Dueck, president of Dueck Film Productions, said he is pleased the board opened its production office because it will bring in more work for the private industry. But he said the provincial government should be doing something to assist the film industry. "I applied to the govern- ment for a grant of to go to Ottawa to apply for a ten- der from the said Mr. Dueck. "I was turned down. I went to Ottawa anyway and I got, the job and spent in Manitoba making the film. My company would like to work on a featur film, using Manitoba talent. But where can I He said a provincial film board might be able to solve this and other problems of the industry. 747 JUMBO SIGHTSEEING CRUISER WITH STEWARDESS ElSlim Holidiy GOlf 4 GlKlblO Las Vegas and Palm Springs. 9 days...................................... AS LOW AS FlDridl, DijIWy World. D.C. TOUr. Washmton. O.C.. Cape Kennedy Space Centre. Cocoa Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach. Nassau 'in the Bahamas. Walt Disney World. Pensacola. San Antonio..El Paso. Juarez. Mexico. Phoenix. Las Vegas. 11 days April 5 AS LOW AS ClllfOmil S SptClll. San Francisco. Disneyland. San Ipiego. Tijuana. Palm Springs. 16 days. April 7 AS LOW AS CllifOritil TijUni SMCill. (Same as above for the places. 16 days April 19....... AS LOW AS Lit Vigil SplCill. 7 days. April 23...........AS LOW AS Kentucky Dirby S Nllhvllll Sptclil. 20 dip. April 2.5 .........AS LOW AS S999 Disiwylmd, Sin TijMiu Spttiil.