Danielle Chartier’s Member's Statement

Member Statement November 7, 2012 – Film Industry Workers

Ms. Chartier: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’d like to give you a small sampling of the human cost and the loss to our province because of the Sask Party government’s decision to cut the film employment tax credit. Daryl Davis, moved to Toronto, award winning film editor, Gemini nomination for Moccasin Flats, editor for Corner Gas. Dean Evans, moved to Calgary, Gemini winning film editor. Tamara Harrod, moved to Toronto, hairstylist, nominated for a Gemini for The Englishman’s Boy. Andrew Gordon, moved to Vancouver, gaffer, SMPIA [Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association] Showcase mentor award. Lesley Rosiak, moved to Vancouver, make-up artist. Terry Silva, moved to Winnipeg, camera assistant. Donavon Fraser, moved to Calgary, camera assistant. Ashley Tuchscherer, moved to Toronto, scenic artist.

Rob King, moving to Toronto, Gemini and Canadian Comedy award-winning director. Carmen Kotyk, moving to Winnipeg, Gemini award-winning casting director. Terry Mialkowsky, moving to Toronto, producer-director, first assistant director, co-creator of Dust Up airing on Discovery Channel. Shannon Jardine, moving to Toronto, actress and producer, two-time Showcase award nominee for best actress, co-creator of Dust Up airing on Discovery Channel. Nova Herman Alberts, moving to the Yukon, communications and development programmer for SMPIA, Gemini nomination. Roger Roscue, moved to Vancouver, boom operator. Ian McBain, moved to Toronto, editor. Jen Egroff, moved to Calgary, leading digital content creator. Sheree Fondeur, moved to Vancouver, third assistant director.

I see, Mr. Speaker, I’m out of time, but I’m not out of the growing list of people who are leaving our province. Thank you.

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