Manitoba offers $1.5 million for interactive digital media studio in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is spending $1.5 million to help a new digital media studio and training centre.

StudioLab XR is a 460-square-metre virtual production studio in downtown Winnipeg,

Economic Development Minister Cliff Cullen says the money will help create good paying jobs and attract new interactive digital media and film productions.

The studio will include production space and a classroom with new technology.

Cullen says it will provide industry training to more than 250 people over three years.

The funding will be managed by New Media Manitoba, a non-profit industry group.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 7, 2022

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