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Great Plains industrial area to be home to new Calgary film studio

The Great Plains industrial area will be the new home of Calgary’s own film studio.

At the Banff World Media Festival Monday, Calgary Economic Development announced it has secured a 8.53 acre piece of land at 5750 76 Ave. S.E. for construction of the $22.8 million Calgary Film Centre.

“The film, television and creative industries have been firmly established as an important part of the economic landscape in Alberta,” said Luke Azevedo, Commissioner for Film, Television and Creative Industries at Calgary Economic Development. “And today’s land announcement takes us one big step closer towards ensuring the continued success, viability and business attraction of Alberta’s screen-based production sector.”

The studio that has been in the works for years was given the green light earlier this year, with Alberta Culture announcing $5 million in provincial funding in February and council also approving releasing $10 million towards the project in March.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi called it a great project for the city.

“The construction of a film studio in Calgary is critical to maintaining and growing our film, television and digital media industry,” he said.

The site will include 50,000 sq ft of purpose-built sound stages and 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space with additional 15,000 sq ft. for production, props, sets and wardrobes.

The anchor tenant will be William F. White International, Canada’s oldest and largest provider of motion picture, television and digital media production equipment.

“Together, we remain committed to bolstering Calgary’s reputation as a first-choice destination for film, television and digital media production,” said Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO, Comweb Corp./William F. White International Inc.

Lawson Projects was selected as the project manager while Kasian Architecture has been selected as prime consultant.

The centre is scheduled to open in the fall 2015.

Source: Toronto Sun

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Headline, Industry News

Great Plains industrial area to be home to new Calgary film studio

The Great Plains industrial area will be the new home of Calgary’s own film studio.

At the Banff World Media Festival Monday, Calgary Economic Development announced it has secured a 8.53 acre piece of land at 5750 76 Ave. S.E. for construction of the $22.8 million Calgary Film Centre.

“The film, television and creative industries have been firmly established as an important part of the economic landscape in Alberta,” said Luke Azevedo, Commissioner for Film, Television and Creative Industries at Calgary Economic Development. “And today’s land announcement takes us one big step closer towards ensuring the continued success, viability and business attraction of Alberta’s screen-based production sector.”

The studio that has been in the works for years was given the green light earlier this year, with Alberta Culture announcing $5 million in provincial funding in February and council also approving releasing $10 million towards the project in March.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi called it a great project for the city.

“The construction of a film studio in Calgary is critical to maintaining and growing our film, television and digital media industry,” he said.

The site will include 50,000 sq ft of purpose-built sound stages and 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space with additional 15,000 sq ft. for production, props, sets and wardrobes.

The anchor tenant will be William F. White International, Canada’s oldest and largest provider of motion picture, television and digital media production equipment.

“Together, we remain committed to bolstering Calgary’s reputation as a first-choice destination for film, television and digital media production,” said Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO, Comweb Corp./William F. White International Inc.

Lawson Projects was selected as the project manager while Kasian Architecture has been selected as prime consultant.

The centre is scheduled to open in the fall 2015.

Source: Toronto Sun

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Headline, Industry News

Great Plains industrial area to be home to new Calgary film studio

The Great Plains industrial area will be the new home of Calgary’s own film studio.

At the Banff World Media Festival Monday, Calgary Economic Development announced it has secured a 8.53 acre piece of land at 5750 76 Ave. S.E. for construction of the $22.8 million Calgary Film Centre.

“The film, television and creative industries have been firmly established as an important part of the economic landscape in Alberta,” said Luke Azevedo, Commissioner for Film, Television and Creative Industries at Calgary Economic Development. “And today’s land announcement takes us one big step closer towards ensuring the continued success, viability and business attraction of Alberta’s screen-based production sector.”

The studio that has been in the works for years was given the green light earlier this year, with Alberta Culture announcing $5 million in provincial funding in February and council also approving releasing $10 million towards the project in March.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi called it a great project for the city.

“The construction of a film studio in Calgary is critical to maintaining and growing our film, television and digital media industry,” he said.

The site will include 50,000 sq ft of purpose-built sound stages and 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space with additional 15,000 sq ft. for production, props, sets and wardrobes.

The anchor tenant will be William F. White International, Canada’s oldest and largest provider of motion picture, television and digital media production equipment.

“Together, we remain committed to bolstering Calgary’s reputation as a first-choice destination for film, television and digital media production,” said Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO, Comweb Corp./William F. White International Inc.

Lawson Projects was selected as the project manager while Kasian Architecture has been selected as prime consultant.

The centre is scheduled to open in the fall 2015.

Source: Toronto Sun

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