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Number of film projects slated for Hamilton point to a banner 2022

By Daniel Nolan, Thu., April 21, 2022

It looks like it will be another banner year for filming in Hamilton.

The city’s film office says 44 productions registered to film in Hamilton during the first three months of this year.

It issued 150 permits, a slight increase versus the start of 2021.

“(We have) seen more scouting activity than usual in the first quarter, combined with the high volume of permits, indications are that we are on track for another busy year,” the film office said in a statement to The Spectator. READ MORE >>

Toronto’s Hollywood North expanding in all directions

It’s lights, cameras and action – everywhere. While just a few months ago, it appeared COVID-19 was forcing a wrap for the film industry, there’s now so much demand for production space that studios are expanding, and new ones are being built in all corners of the Greater Toronto Area.

“What the pandemic did was force a pause in production, but we have not altered course on our expansion plans,” says Geoff Grant, general manager of Pinewood Toronto Studios, which is majority owned by Bell Media. Studio clients aren’t changing their plans either; “We’re bursting at the seams and turning away viable productions because of the lack of space available.”

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