Pinewood, Amazon MGM Studios has agreed a contract with Pinewood Toronto Studios for exclusive use of new production facilities at the studios.
The deal is the first multi-year commitment by Amazon MGM Studios to Canadian studio space and includes exclusive use of five new sound stages, accompanying workshops and office accommodation, totalling approximately 160,000 square feet.
Amazon MGM Studios, as well as MGM Television and MGM+ Studios, have produced and commissioned more than 40 series and films that have been shot in Canada, including The Boys, Gen V, Reacher and The Handmaid’s Tale in Ontario; Fargo and Billy The Kid in Alberta; The Man in the High Castle and Upload in British Columbia; Tales from the Loop in Manitoba; as well as parts of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and The Voyeurs in Quebec.
“Pinewood Group is an industry-leader and with the Toronto region’s best-in-class crews, this agreement offers us immense opportunity for the continued expansion of film and series projects in Toronto, Ontario, and Canada,” said Dan Scharf, Vice President of Global Business Operations, Amazon MGM Studios.
“This landmark agreement further strengthens our relationship with Amazon MGM Studios and demonstrates our joint commitment to the City of Toronto,” said Paul Golding, chairman of Pinewood Group. “We are very much looking forward to working together and welcoming many incredible productions to the Pinewood Toronto Studio lot.”
The announcement was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting event to officially open the new studio space, attended by Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor, Olivia Chow.
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