Project Title: American Gods 02

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 10
Company Name: Second Bedford Productions Inc.
Address:  629 Eastern Ave., Building A, Suite 104, Toronto
Telephone Number:  647-253-7710
Fax Number:  647-253-7711
Email: bedfordprodoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Lisa Kussner
Director Name: TBD
Principal Cast: TBD
Location Manager Name: Shaun Cengiz
Assistant Location Manager Name:
P
roduction Manager Name: Jim Mauro
Camera start: 04/02/2018
Camera Wrap: 09/07/2018


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: Frankie Drake Mysteries 02

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 10
Company Name: Shaftesbury Frankie II inc
Address: 75 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke, ON M8W 3S2
Telephone Number: 4162537770
Fax Number: 4162537008
Email: frankiedrakeprod@gmail.com
Producer Name: Teresa M. Ho
Director Name: Ruba Nadda
Principal Cast: Lauren Lee Smith
Location Manager Name: Greg McMaster
Assistant Location Manager Name: Michael Roknic
Production Manager Name: Carmen Arndt
Camera start: 05/09/2018
Camera Wrap: 08/28/2018


Project Title: Killjoys 04

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 20
Company Name: Killjoys IV Productions Limited
Address: 6 Curity Avenue
Telephone Number: 416-751-3768
Fax Number: 416-615-0989
Email: killjoysproductionoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Claire Welland
Director Name: Various
Principal Cast:  TBC
Location Manager Name: Bryn Garrison
Assistant Location Manager Name: TBD
Production Manager Name: Stefan Steen
Camera start: 01/29/2018
Camera Wrap: 10/04/2018


Project Title: New York Winter Palace

Broadcast Platform: Theatrical Release
Production Type: Feature
Company Name: RTR 2016 Ontario Inc.
Address: 65 Heward Ave. Toronto, Ontario M4M 1E6
Telephone Number: 416-849-0060
Email: rtrproductionoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Sandra Cunningham and Robin Cass
Director Name: Lone Scherfig
Principal Cast: Zoe Kazan,Shia Lebouf,Joel Kinnaman
Location Manager Name: Srdjan Vilotijevic
Assistant Location Manager Name: Dayna Duggan
Production Manager Name: Stephen Traynor
Camera start: 03/11/2018
Camera Wrap: 04/08/2018


Project Title: Private Eyes 03

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 12
Company Name: Shade PI S3 Productions Inc.
Address: 3583 St. Clair E
Telephone Number: 416-271-1771
Fax Number: 416-265-1035
Email: privateeyesoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Alex Jordan
Director Name: Shawn Piller
Principal Cast:  Jason Priestly
Location Manager Name: Philip Spurvey
Assistant Location Manager Name: Dan Feddern
Assistant Location Manager Name: Jarrod Price
Production Manager Name: Stephen Traynor
Camera start: 04/11/2018
Camera Wrap: 08/24/2018


Project Title: Run This Town

Broadcast Platform: Theatrical Release
Production Type: Feature
Company Name: Run This Town Film Inc
Address: 65 Heward Ave., Suite A – 104 , Toronto, ON M4M 2T5
Telephone Number: 416 645-8308
Email: runthistownfilm@gmail.com
Producer Name: Randy Manis
Director Name: Ricky Tollman
Principal Cast: Ben Platt, Mena Massoud, Nina Dobrev, Damian Lewis
Location Manager Name: Ingrid Fielden
Assistant Location Manager Name: Brad Alexander
Production Manager Name:
Camera start: 04/04/2018
Camera Wrap: 05/02/2018


Project Title: Schitt’s Creek 05

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 14
Company Name: Schitt’s Creek 5 Inc.
Address: 629 Eastern Ave.,Bldg H/I,Toronto,ON M4M 1E3
Telephone Number: 647-253-7702
Fax Number: 647-253-7703
Email: schittscreektv@gmail.com
Producer Name: Colin Brunton
Director Name:
Principal Cast: Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara
Location Manager Name: Geoffrey Smither
Assistant Location Manager Name: Steve Zagrodny
Production Manager Name: Kosta Orfanidis
Camera start: 03/19/2018
Camera Wrap: 06/14/2018


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: Shazam!

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: 647-837-3309
Email: thefranklinoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Jeffrey Chernov
Director Name: David Sandberg
Principal Cast: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong
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: Star Trek: Discovery 02

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 13
Company Name: YP PRODUCTIONS INC.
Address: 401 – 225 Commissioners St, Toronto, ON M4M 0A1
Telephone Number: 647-837-3342
Fax Number:  647-837-3313
Email: streakproductionoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Thom Pretak
Director Name: Various
Principal Cast: Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs
Location Manager Name: Tim Owen
Production Manager Name: B.E. Sharp
Camera start: 04/16/2018
Camera Wrap: 11/08/2018


Project Title: Suits 08

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 16
Company Name: GEP Suits B Inc.
Address: 40 Carl Hall Road
Telephone Number: 416-398-6869
Fax Number:  416-398-0967
Email: suitsoffice@gmail.com
Producer Name: Mark Winemaker
Director Name: Various
Principal Cast: Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Katherine Heigl
Location Manager Name: Warner Strauss
Assistant Location Manager Name: James Wilson
Assistant Location Manager Name: James Blacker
Production Manager Name: Desmond Paes
Camera start: 04/04/2018
Camera Wrap: 11/23/2018


Project Title: The Boys

Broadcast Platform: TV
Production Type: Series
Number of Episodes: 8
Company Name: Idaho Productions Limited
Address: 777 Kipling Ave Suite 105, Toronto, ON, M8Z 5Z4
Telephone Number: 416-234-0243
Fax Number: 416 -234-9338
Email: production@theboys.tv
Producer Name: Hartley Gorenstein
Director Name: TBD
Principal Cast:  TBD
Location Manager Name: Drazen Baric
Assistant Location Manager Name: Mike Sperduti
Production Manager Name: Stefan Steen
Camera start: 05/22/2018
Camera Wrap: 09/28/2018


Project Title: The Handmaid’s Tale 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: Titans

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: 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.

Toronto’s On-Screen Industry: 2016 – The Year In Review


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