Tourism, Parks, Sports and Culture Minister Bill Hutchinson announced today that the deadline for applications for the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit would be extended from March 31st, 2012 to June 30, 2012. The Ministry claims that this is because “government listens to film producers.” Government has notified industry representatives, and took the opportunity to remind them that government is about to force a seismic shift in how their business is done. They “reiterated government’s interest in many of the opportunities believed are available to the film sector for the development of a less transient, stronger industry base in Saskatchewan.”