The NLFDC has been mandated to promote the development of the indigenous film and video industry in the Province, as well as to promote the Province in national and international film and video markets as a location for film, television, and commercial productions.

What are they looking for?

NLFDC is open to being pitched anything that is an eligible production under their programs. Criteria can be viewed at

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Dorian Rowe is the Executive Director and Film Commissioner of the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, a Crown corporation of the province.

2017-18 was the best year ever for film and television activity in Newfoundland and Labrador, exceeding $50 million in production activity. Through the equity and tax credit programs, Dorian manages more than $8 million in provincial investments annually. These funds are an essential investment component of local screen productions, during a time when overall volume has increased dramatically, and resulted, last year, in the creation of more than 600 fulltime employment equivalencies.

As film commissioner for the province, Dorian represents the industry on a daily basis through partnership enquiries and has developed co-production opportunities at international markets and through screen industry missions he has led.

Prior to joining the NLFDC, Dorian worked extensively in production and post-production and as a show-runner in film and television, spearheading two documentary television series. He has served on the board executives of a number of organizations central to local creative industries. Nationally, he serves on the Association of Provincial Funding Agencies and is currently Co-Chair of the National Tax Credit Committee.

He has also been instrumental in developing the interactive digital media industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, working with government and companies to help create the provincial interactive digital media tax credit.