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Pinewood Studios provides a royal “show and tell” for the Queen’s visit

By David Pearson
TO411 Staff Writer

The Royal Tour stop at Pinewood Toronto Studios was hosted by Managing Director Edith Myers and Chairman Paul Bronfman. Significant input began months ago at the Ontario Premier’s office. The presentation for the Queen featured a 3D interpretive excerpt from the mini-series 1812 (directed by Deepa Mehta and lensed by Doug Koch).

The Pinewood tour and presentation included a supporting cast of over a hundred local film/TV industry personnel like unsung heroes Mike Fletcher (Pinewood Facilities Manager) and Jen Di Santo (Pinewood’s Marketing Coordinator). Pinewood got a chance to shine, to show and tell for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth… and the eleven-acre film complex and its supporting cast pulled it off without a hitch.

The theme for the day was convergent media, starting with a visit to Research In Motion (home of the Blackberry) in Waterloo and continuing on to Canada’s largest film and television complex. 

Relaxing after the luncheon and presentation, Paul Bronfman and Edith Myers revealed they were absolutely honoured to have been able to host a portion of the Queen’s Royal tour. Bronfman was also thrilled to have spoken to her majesty about a passion of his, mainstream classic rock ‘n’ roll and it seems they both admire the brilliant career of Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney.

Pinewood, like much of the industry, is slowly creeping into the black after more than a couple of years of down-trending. Its executives are cautiously optimistic about the summer schedule after a soft May and June followed a vibrant spring, one that saw an active slate of network pilots and MOWs on the books.

The key to trending upward for Pinewood, says Bronfman, is to land a “Franchise” Film or a hit series that will really put Pinewood on the map, providing on-going production with significant season-over-season residency. I noted Pinewood UK CEO Ivan Dunleavy in attendance today; hopefully he’s on the same page and will help Pinewood Toronto land the next James Bond or Harry Potter. 

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Front Page, Industry News

Pinewood Studios provides a royal “show and tell” for the Queen’s visit

By David Pearson
TO411 Staff Writer

The Royal Tour stop at Pinewood Toronto Studios was hosted by Managing Director Edith Myers and Chairman Paul Bronfman. Significant input began months ago at the Ontario Premier’s office. The presentation for the Queen featured a 3D interpretive excerpt from the mini-series 1812 (directed by Deepa Mehta and lensed by Doug Koch).

The Pinewood tour and presentation included a supporting cast of over a hundred local film/TV industry personnel like unsung heroes Mike Fletcher (Pinewood Facilities Manager) and Jen Di Santo (Pinewood’s Marketing Coordinator). Pinewood got a chance to shine, to show and tell for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth… and the eleven-acre film complex and its supporting cast pulled it off without a hitch.

The theme for the day was convergent media, starting with a visit to Research In Motion (home of the Blackberry) in Waterloo and continuing on to Canada’s largest film and television complex. 

Relaxing after the luncheon and presentation, Paul Bronfman and Edith Myers revealed they were absolutely honoured to have been able to host a portion of the Queen’s Royal tour. Bronfman was also thrilled to have spoken to her majesty about a passion of his, mainstream classic rock ‘n’ roll and it seems they both admire the brilliant career of Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney.

Pinewood, like much of the industry, is slowly creeping into the black after more than a couple of years of down-trending. Its executives are cautiously optimistic about the summer schedule after a soft May and June followed a vibrant spring, one that saw an active slate of network pilots and MOWs on the books.

The key to trending upward for Pinewood, says Bronfman, is to land a “Franchise” Film or a hit series that will really put Pinewood on the map, providing on-going production with significant season-over-season residency. I noted Pinewood UK CEO Ivan Dunleavy in attendance today; hopefully he’s on the same page and will help Pinewood Toronto land the next James Bond or Harry Potter. 

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Front Page, Industry News

Pinewood Studios provides a royal “show and tell” for the Queen’s visit

By David Pearson
TO411 Staff Writer

The Royal Tour stop at Pinewood Toronto Studios was hosted by Managing Director Edith Myers and Chairman Paul Bronfman. Significant input began months ago at the Ontario Premier’s office. The presentation for the Queen featured a 3D interpretive excerpt from the mini-series 1812 (directed by Deepa Mehta and lensed by Doug Koch).

The Pinewood tour and presentation included a supporting cast of over a hundred local film/TV industry personnel like unsung heroes Mike Fletcher (Pinewood Facilities Manager) and Jen Di Santo (Pinewood’s Marketing Coordinator). Pinewood got a chance to shine, to show and tell for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth… and the eleven-acre film complex and its supporting cast pulled it off without a hitch.

The theme for the day was convergent media, starting with a visit to Research In Motion (home of the Blackberry) in Waterloo and continuing on to Canada’s largest film and television complex. 

Relaxing after the luncheon and presentation, Paul Bronfman and Edith Myers revealed they were absolutely honoured to have been able to host a portion of the Queen’s Royal tour. Bronfman was also thrilled to have spoken to her majesty about a passion of his, mainstream classic rock ‘n’ roll and it seems they both admire the brilliant career of Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney.

Pinewood, like much of the industry, is slowly creeping into the black after more than a couple of years of down-trending. Its executives are cautiously optimistic about the summer schedule after a soft May and June followed a vibrant spring, one that saw an active slate of network pilots and MOWs on the books.

The key to trending upward for Pinewood, says Bronfman, is to land a “Franchise” Film or a hit series that will really put Pinewood on the map, providing on-going production with significant season-over-season residency. I noted Pinewood UK CEO Ivan Dunleavy in attendance today; hopefully he’s on the same page and will help Pinewood Toronto land the next James Bond or Harry Potter. 

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