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New film complex could create more than 400 jobs for Ottawa industry

Ottawa’s film commissioner says a new soundstage campus and creative hub will be a game-changer for the local film industry.

The National Capital Commission recently approved the construction of the $40-million facility, which is set to be built at the Greenbelt Research Farm, just southwest of West Hunt Club Road and Woodroffe Avenue. The complex’s soundstages will offer producers a place to build sets for independent feature films and television shows.

Ottawa Film Office Commissioner Bruce Harvey told 1310 NEWS’ The Rick Gibbons Show that the project could create more than 400 jobs and could bring other economic benefits to the area.

“We create a whole world when we make film and TV and everything you see on that show has to come from somewhere,” he said. “If you’re a local business owner in the city of Ottawa, you should expect there will be some impact on your business as well.”

Harvey said the soundstages will be key to attract dramatic television series, which have become a predominant form of production in recent years. Production companies will be able to build sets in a controlled environment, rather than filming onsite.

“You can just imagine what it would be like if you were doing a dramatic TV series for 10 years that featured a house on your street where you live and you had to have three blocks worth of trucks parked in front of that house for the next 10 years,” he said.

Once built, the facility will offer four soundstages, production offices, a carpentry shop and other working spaces. Harvey said he expects the facility will be up and running by summer 2020 and will attract both local and international production companies.

Source: Ottawa Matters

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Front Page, Industry News

New film complex could create more than 400 jobs for Ottawa industry

Ottawa’s film commissioner says a new soundstage campus and creative hub will be a game-changer for the local film industry.

The National Capital Commission recently approved the construction of the $40-million facility, which is set to be built at the Greenbelt Research Farm, just southwest of West Hunt Club Road and Woodroffe Avenue. The complex’s soundstages will offer producers a place to build sets for independent feature films and television shows.

Ottawa Film Office Commissioner Bruce Harvey told 1310 NEWS’ The Rick Gibbons Show that the project could create more than 400 jobs and could bring other economic benefits to the area.

“We create a whole world when we make film and TV and everything you see on that show has to come from somewhere,” he said. “If you’re a local business owner in the city of Ottawa, you should expect there will be some impact on your business as well.”

Harvey said the soundstages will be key to attract dramatic television series, which have become a predominant form of production in recent years. Production companies will be able to build sets in a controlled environment, rather than filming onsite.

“You can just imagine what it would be like if you were doing a dramatic TV series for 10 years that featured a house on your street where you live and you had to have three blocks worth of trucks parked in front of that house for the next 10 years,” he said.

Once built, the facility will offer four soundstages, production offices, a carpentry shop and other working spaces. Harvey said he expects the facility will be up and running by summer 2020 and will attract both local and international production companies.

Source: Ottawa Matters

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Front Page, Industry News

New film complex could create more than 400 jobs for Ottawa industry

Ottawa’s film commissioner says a new soundstage campus and creative hub will be a game-changer for the local film industry.

The National Capital Commission recently approved the construction of the $40-million facility, which is set to be built at the Greenbelt Research Farm, just southwest of West Hunt Club Road and Woodroffe Avenue. The complex’s soundstages will offer producers a place to build sets for independent feature films and television shows.

Ottawa Film Office Commissioner Bruce Harvey told 1310 NEWS’ The Rick Gibbons Show that the project could create more than 400 jobs and could bring other economic benefits to the area.

“We create a whole world when we make film and TV and everything you see on that show has to come from somewhere,” he said. “If you’re a local business owner in the city of Ottawa, you should expect there will be some impact on your business as well.”

Harvey said the soundstages will be key to attract dramatic television series, which have become a predominant form of production in recent years. Production companies will be able to build sets in a controlled environment, rather than filming onsite.

“You can just imagine what it would be like if you were doing a dramatic TV series for 10 years that featured a house on your street where you live and you had to have three blocks worth of trucks parked in front of that house for the next 10 years,” he said.

Once built, the facility will offer four soundstages, production offices, a carpentry shop and other working spaces. Harvey said he expects the facility will be up and running by summer 2020 and will attract both local and international production companies.

Source: Ottawa Matters

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