Jonathan Torrens to Fly Laid-Off Nova Scotia Film Workers Home for Christmas
Published Dec 10, 2015Earlier this year, Nova Scotia's small but thriving film community was shook when the government slashed 75 percent of its film industry tax credit. As a result, a number of projects were halted and workers were laid off, with some reports indicating an 82 percent decline in film and TV jobs.
In other words, a great deal of professional actors, writers, producers and crew members were forced to move away from Nova Scotia and look for work elsewhere.
Born in PEI and raised in Nova Scotia, Canadian comedian and media personality Jonathan Torrens (Jonovision, Trailer Park Boys, Mr. D) has offered to help entertainment workers who want to come home to Nova Scotia for Christmas.
On Twitter, he explained that he'll book flights home for film and TV workers who were forced to move away from the job cuts:
Aeroplan even chimed in on Torrens' good deed:
@TorrensJonathan It's almost like the 12 days of holiday giving by Jonathan Torrens! So inspiring!— Aeroplan (@Aeroplan) December 9, 2015
It's a Jono Christmas miracle! Stay tuned for more information on how this whole thing plays out.