Project Title: Designated Survivor 03

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 10
Company Name: Designated 3 Ltd
Address: 2365 Dixie Rd., Mississauga, ON L4Y 0E6
Telephone Number: 905-270-7488
Fax Number: 905-270-7499
Producer Name: Chris Hatcher
Director Name: Various
Principal Cast: Kiefer Sutherland
Location Manager Name: Andrew Gainor
Location Manager Name: Richard Hughes
Assistant Location Manager Name: Jarrod Price
Assistant Location Manager Name: Nikhil D’Souza
Production Manager Name: Chris Hatcher
Camera start: 10/15/2018
Camera Wrap: 02/28/2019

Project Title: Greenland

Broadcast Platform:
Production Type: Feature
Company Name: Greenland Films Inc.
Address: 65 Heward Ave., Suite A201 Toronto, ON M4M 2T5
Telephone Number: 416-406-4023
Fax Number: 416-915-1785
Producer Name: Steven St. Arnaud
Director Name: Neil Blomkamp
Principal Cast:  TBD
Location Manager Name: Scott Alexander
Location Manager Name: Jeffery Pong
Assistant Location Manager Name:  Mark McFadden
Assistant Location Manager Name:  Alex Makrygiannis
Production Manager Name: Alex Jordan
Camera start: 02/01/2019
Camera Wrap: 04/30/2019

Project Title: Let It Snow

Broadcast Platform:  TV Movie
Production Type: Feature
Company Name: Frozen Waffle Productions ULC
Address: 225 Commissioners St.
Telephone Number: 647-837-3329
Fax Number: 647-837-3311
Producer Name: Brendan Ferguson
Director Name: Luke Snellin
Principal Cast:  TBD
Location Manager Name: Marty Dejczak
Assistant Location Manager Name: Don Cornelius
Assistant Location Manager Name:  Adam Meaden
Production Manager Name: Greg Denny
Camera start: 01/30/2019
Camera Wrap: 04/05/2019

Project Title: Locke & Key 01

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 10
Company Name: Matheson Production Inc.
Address: 777 Kipling Ave., Suite 102, Toronto, ON  M8Z 5Z4
Telephone Number: 416-234-5068
Fax Number:  416-234-5350
Producer Name:  Kevin Lafferty
Director Name: Michael Morris
Principal Cast:  TBD
Location Manager Name: Vince Nyuli
Assistant Location Manager Name: Stanley Lidon
Production Manager Name: Dennis Chapman
Camera start: 02/04/2019
Camera Wrap: 06/10/2019

Project Title: Magnesium

Broadcast Platform: Web
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 10
Company Name: Sinking Ship (GW) Productions Inc.
Address:  1179 King St. W., Suite 302 Toronto, ON M6K 3E5
Telephone Number:  416-533-8172
Fax Number:  416-533-3878
Producer Name: Sari Friedland
Director Name: J.J. Johnson
Principal Cast: TBD
Location Manager Name: David McIlroy
Assistant Location Manager Name: Jared Burton
Production Manager Name:
Camera start: 11/12/2018
Camera Wrap: 07/31/2019

Project Title: Mary Kills People 03

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 6
Company Name: MKP3 Productions Inc.
Address: 3585 St. Clair Ave. E., Toronto, ON M1K 1L8
Telephone Number: 416-265-1771
Fax Number:  416 265-1035
Producer Name: Claire Welland
Director Name: Various
Principal Cast: TBD
Location Manager Name: Bryn Garrison
Assistant Location Manager Name: John Teixeira
Production Manager Name: James Crouch
Camera start: 01/09/2019
Camera Wrap: 03/14/2019

Project Title: Spinning Out 01

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 10
Company Name: Skate Productions Inc.
Address: 6 Curity Avenue Toronto, ON M4B 3L8
Telephone Number: 416-751-3768
Fax Number:  416 615-0989
Producer Name: Derek Rappaport
Director Name: Various
Principal Cast: TBD
Location Manager Name: Phil Spurvey
Location Manager Name: Luis Mendoza
Assistant Location Manager: Dan Feddern
Assistant Location Manager: Steve Zagrodny
Production Manager Name: Michael Bawcutt
Camera start: 01/28/2019
Camera Wrap: 05/16/2019

Project Title: The Expanse 04

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 10
Company Name: Expanding Universe Productions 4 Ltd.
Address: 30 Booth Ave., Suite 200 Toronto, ON M4M 2M2
Telephone Number: 416-462-9152
Fax Number: 416-462-3124
Producer Name: Manny Danelon
Director Name: TBD
Principal Cast: Steven Strait, Dominque Tipper, Wes Chatham, Cas Anvar
Location Manager Name: Judy Chui
Location Manager Name: Kris Gordon
Production Manager Name: Robin Reelis
Camera start: 09/05/2018
Camera Wrap: 01/31/2019

Project Title: The Handmaid’s Tale 03

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 13
Company Name: Gilead 3 Productions Inc.
Address: 777 Kipling Ave., Suite 301 Toronto, ON M8Z 5Z4
Telephone Number: 416-231-5468
Fax Number: 416-231-7681
Producer Name: Kim Todd
Director Name: Various
Principal Cast: Elizabeth Moss, Anne Dowd, Joseph Fiennes
Location Manager Name: Anne Richardson
Location Manager Name: Mark Logan
Assistant Location Manager Name: Jeremy Pinard
Assistant Location Manager Name: Warner Strauss
Production Manager Name: Gina Fowler
Camera start: 10/15/2018
Camera Wrap: 05/17/2019

Toronto sees another strong year for film, television and digital productions in 2017

In 2017, domestic and foreign film, television, digital and commercials production investments in Toronto achieved their second highest level ever at $1.8 billion, the third consecutive year that this important sector has contributed more than $1.5 billion to Toronto’s economy. These numbers and others were part of an annual report of this sector presented today to the Economic Development Committee.

“We’re proud of Toronto’s film and television industry and we want it to continue to grow,” said Mayor John Tory. “We will keep working with our industry partners so they have what they need to create jobs, attract talent and contribute to the economy. Whether the final product will be on the big screen, the small screen or streamed online, we want that production to be a made-in-Toronto production.”

Last year was outstanding for Toronto-based productions. The film The Shape of Water, shot in and around Toronto, received the most nominations for the Oscars and Golden Globes while The Handmaid’s Tale series was prominently acknowledged at the Primetime Emmy’s. The Toronto screen-based industry was also involved in the film productions of Molly’s Game, Downsizing and The Breadwinner, which also received international award nominations and acclaim. This year, anticipated productions such as the eighth season of Suits, Umbrella Academy and It: Chapter 2 will shoot across the city.

Some of the major highlights for 2017:

  • Domestic and international screen-based production investments exceeded the $1-billion mark for a seventh consecutive year.
  • The number of projects shooting in Toronto achieved the highest ever level, with 1,432 projects shooting in the city over 6,804 days of production.
  • Investment in commercials production continued to rise to record levels, growing to $392 million in 2017. Investment in this area has nearly doubled in the last four years from the $197 million recorded in 2014.
  • Domestic productions showed solid growth in 2017 after decreasing in 2016, moving from $429 million in 2016 to $477 million in 2017.
  • Television series, both foreign and domestic, continue to be the dominant type of production occurring in the city, accounting for 73 per cent of all major production investments.
  • Investment in animation and visual effects remains strong at $381 million in 2017. Since 2014, investment in this area has increased by 338 per cent (from $87.1 million).

Toronto’s On-Screen Industry: 2017 – The Year In Review

Los Angeles Business Mission 2018

Mayor John Tory and Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City’s Economic Development Committee joined a delegation of 23 Toronto companies and organizations in Los Angeles on April 19, 2018 to pitch industry leaders in streaming, television and film on the benefits of bringing productions to Toronto.

During the mission, Mayor Tory and the delegation met with established studios such as Warner, HBO, NBC Universal, Disney and Fox, as well as streaming services and original content producers such as Amazon Studios and Netflix.

Since the last mission to Los Angeles in January 2017, Toronto City Council unanimously adopted Spotlight on Toronto: A Strategic Action Plan for the Film, Television and Digital Media Industry. Updates on this strategic action plan will provide Los Angeles-based industry representatives a clear understanding of the City’s priorities in the sector including infrastructure capacity and opportunities, improvements to customer service and advocating with other levels of government.

The City is addressing infrastructure issues that will unlock growth potential for Toronto’s film industry. Existing studios such as Cinespace Film Studios and Pinewood Toronto Studios have announced plans for significant expansions. In late 2017, the City intervened to purchase the Showline Studios space to preserve it for film use and the City expects to identify an operator for that studio space very shortly. Additionally, the City has identified two sites – Basin Street and McCleary District – that it will tender with the specific intent of building more studio space and further anchoring the film and television industry in the Port Lands.

The Los Angeles business mission is a collaborative public and private sector initiative supported by Toronto’s community of screen-based service providers.

News Release: April 12, 2018 – Mayor Tory to pitch Toronto to streaming services, TV and film studios in Los Angeles

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