Project Title: 12/24

Broadcast Platform: Theatrical Release
Production Type: Feature
Company Name:  Pocket Knife Productions Inc
Address: 225 Commissioners St,Suite 305,Toronto,ON M4M 0A1
Telephone Number: 647- 837-3343
Fax Number: 647-837-3303
Email: 12.24themovie@gmail.com
Producer Name: Mark Radcliffe
Director Name: Clay Kaytis
Principal Cast: TBD
Location Manager Name: Scott Alexander
Assistant Location Manager Name: Jed Metzger
Assistant Location Manager Name: Chris Moulson
Production Manager Name: Lyn Lucibello
Camera start: 01/05/2018
Camera Wrap: 03/23/2018


Project Title: Anne 02

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 10
Company Name: Northwood Anne Duo Inc.
Address: 1123 Leslie St., Toronto,ON M3C 2K5
Telephone Number: 416-391-3315
Email: anneseason2ali@gmail.com
Producer Name: John Calvert
Director Name: Helen Shaver
Principal Cast: Amybeth McNulty
Location Manager Name: Dorigen Fode
Assistant Location Manager Name: Brandon Long
Assistant Location Manager Name: Alix Pokol
Production Manager Name: Sandra Lum Lock
Camera start: 10/04/2017
Camera Wrap: 03/30/2018


Project Title: Descendant

Broadcast Platform: Theatrical Release
Production Type: Feature
Company Name: PMA Productions Canada Ltd.
Address: 65 Heward Ave. Suite A201, Toronto, ON M4M 2T5
Telephone Number: 416-645-8304
Fax Number: 416-915-1785
Email: descendantproductionoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Daniel Bekerman
Director Name: Nicholas McCarthy
Principal Cast: TBC
Location Manager Name: Glenn Carter
Assistant Location Manager Name: Justin Cossette
Assistant Location Manager Name: Kevin Persaud
Production Manager Name: Ashley Shields – Muir
Camera start: 03/05/2018
Camera Wrap: 04/16/2018


Project Title: Designated Survivor 02

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 22
Company Name: Designated 1 Ltd.
Address: 40 Carl Hall Rd. 2nd floor, North York, ON M3K 2C1
Telephone Number: 416-638-5000
Fax Number: 416-636-7285
Email: designated1production@gmail.com
Producer Name: Llewellyn Wells
Director Name: Chris Grismer
Principal Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Natasha McElhone
Location Manager Name: Luis Mendoza
Assistant Location Manager Name: Steve Zagrodny
Production Manager Name: Wanda Chaffey
Camera start: 07/04/2017
Camera Wrap: 03/28/2018


Project Title: Franklin

Broadcast Platform: Theatrical Release
Production Type: Feature
Company Name: Jellystone Films Inc
Address: 130 Bloor St W, Suite 500, Toronto,ON M5S 1N5
Telephone Number: 416-417-2155
Email: thefranklinoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Jeffrey Chernov
Director Name: David Sandberg
Principal Cast: TBD
Location Manager Name: Marty Dejczak
Assistant Location Manager Name: Adam Meaden
Assistant Location Manager Name: David McIlroy
Production Manager Name: Greg Denny
Camera start: 02/05/2018
Camera Wrap: 05/20/2018


Project Title: Freebirds

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 10
Company Name: Renraw Production Services Inc.
Address: 777 Kipling Ave,#302,Toronto ON,M8Z 5Z4
Telephone Number: 416-233-6270
Fax Number: 416-239-9948
Email: titansproductionoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Robert Ortiz
Director Name: Brad Anderson (first ep)
Principal Cast: Brenton Thwaites
Location Manager Name: John Musikka
Assistant Location Manager Name: Andrew Furlong
Production Manager Name: James Crouch
Camera start: 11/15/2017
Camera Wrap: 05/11/2018


Project Title: Polar

Broadcast Platform: Web
Production Type: Feature
Company Name: Polar HG Film Productions Inc
Address: 777 Kipling Ave Suite 102, Toronto M8Z 5Z4
Telephone Number: 416-462-2629
Fax Number: 416-462-3862
Email: production@polarfilmtoronto.com
Producer Name: Hartley Gorenstein
Director Name: Jonas Akerlund
Principal Cast:  Mads Mikkelsen
Location Manager Name: Randy Morgan
Assistant Location Manager Name:
Production Manager Name:
Camera start: 02/05/2018
Camera Wrap: 03/30/2018


Project Title: Rocket Woman 02

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 13
Company Name: Gilead II Productions Inc.
Address: 777 Kipling Ave. Ste. 301,Toronto, ON M8Z 5Z4
Telephone Number: 416-231-5468
Fax Number: 416-231-7681
Email: rocketwoman2017@gmail.com
Producer Name: Joe Boccia
Director Name: Mike Barker
Principal Cast:  Elizabeth Moss
Location Manager Name: John Musikka
Assistant Location Manager Name: Andrew Furlong
Production Manager Name: Gina Fowler
Camera start: 09/19/2017
Camera Wrap: 02/28/2018


Project Title: Shadowhunters 03

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 20
Company Name: Princessa Productions Ltd
Address: 2365 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Y 0E6
Telephone Number: 905-270-7488
Fax Number:  905-270-7499
Email: shadow3office@gmail.com
Producer Name: Chris Hatcher
Director Name: Various
Principal Cast: Katherine McNamara, Domenic Sherwood, Isaiah Mustafa, Matthew Daddario, Emmeraude Toubia, Harry Shum Jr
Location Manager Name: John Rakich
Assistant Location Manager Name: Keith Park
Assistant Location Manager Name: Mike Bruce
Production Manager Name: Melissa Girotti
Camera start: 08/21/2017
Camera Wrap: 05/28/2018


Project Title: Taken 02

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 16
Company Name: Particular Skills Productions CN 2 Inc.
Address: 777 Kipling Ave, Suite 104B,Toronto, ON M8Z 5Z4
Telephone Number: 416-239-0341
Fax Number:  416-239-4960
Email: theseries.taken@gmail.com
Producer Name: Lena Cordina
Director Name: Romeo Tirone
Principal Cast: Clive Standen
Location Manager Name: Scott Alexander
Assistant Location Manager Name: Alex Angus
Production Manager Name: Chris Shaw
Camera start: 07/26/2017
Camera Wrap: 02/16/2018


Project Title: Umbrella Academy

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 13
Company Name: GEP Umbrella Inc
Address: 777 Kipling Avenue, Unit 104,Toronto,ON, M8Z 5Z4
Telephone Number: 416-236-4727
Fax Number:  416-236-6048
Email: umbrellaproductionoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Kevin Lafferty
Location Manager Name: Malcolm McCulloch
Assistant Location Manager Name: Andrew Van Eek
Production Manager Name: David Till
Camera start: 01/15/2018
Camera Wrap:  07/11/2018

 

Toronto screen industry has third record-breaking year

Investment in Toronto’s domestic and foreign film, television and digital productions rose to an all-time record of $2.01 billion in 2016.

In 2016:

  • Domestic and international screen-based productions exceeded the $1-billion mark for the sixth consecutive year, with a 33-per-cent increase over the $1.55 billion reported in 2015.
  • Foreign major production investment in film and television grew to $794 million, a 49-per-cent increase from 2015. Since 2014, foreign production investment has increased by 129 per cent.
  • Investment in animation and visual effects grew to $403 million, a 179-per-cent increase from the $144.5 million reported in 2015. Since 2014, investment in this area has increased by 363 per cent from $87.1 million.
  • Television series, foreign and domestic, remains the dominant investment type in Toronto with an increase to $908 million in 2016.
  • Investment in television and digital format commercials production continued to rise to record levels, growing to $380 million, a 10-per-cent increase from the $345 million reported in 2015. Since 2014, investment in this area has increased by 95 per cent from $195 million. (Note that this type of investment is measured by Toronto but not by other levels of government.)
  • The number of location filming shoot days has seen three record breaking years, with an increase to 7,280 shoot days in 2016.

The above numbers also help to show a larger Toronto industry success story. Combining the $2 billion in investment noted above with figures from broadcasters and the interactive digital media cluster results in a total investment figure of $3.26 billion for all of Toronto’s film, television and digital media production in 2016. That figure represents a 16 per cent increase from 2015.

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Los Angeles Business Mission

Mayor John Tory and Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee, joined a delegation of 22 Toronto companies and organizations to Los Angeles from January 23 to 25, 2017.

Los Angeles-based studios continue to be a strong investor in Toronto’s market, responsible for over $800M in direct investment in 2016. The main objectives of the mission were:

  • To re-connect with the City’s key industry partners and investors at the Los Angeles film studios to present the deliverables and ongoing initiatives of the Five Point Plan adopted by City Council, which was a direct result of the February 2016 mission.
  • To cultivate relationships with prospective investors, companies and key stakeholders to pursue new business opportunities of high potential growth.
  • To provide a platform to network and promote Toronto internationally as an investment destination for the creative industries.
  • To support the City’s strategic priorities to increase economic vitality, create jobs, and generate investment in Toronto.

News Release: January 25, 2017 – City’s business mission to Los Angeles amplified Toronto’s profile as a premier production location

News Release: January 19, 2017 – Mayor Tory to build on Toronto’s $1-billion film and television industry with a business mission to Los Angeles