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  • Studio Babelsberg Honored as Treasure of European Film Culture

    10/07/2022  Studio Babelsberg was added to the exclusive list of “Treasures of European Film Culture” by the European Film Academy. The plaque of honor was unveiled today in a festive ceremony on the studio lot in Potsdam-Babelsberg. In the presence of Matthijs Wouter Knol, CEO and Director of the European Film Academy, and Dieter Jetschmanegg, […]

  • Cinespace to Expand Production Infrastructure in Port Lands to Better Serve Toronto

    Sep 27, 2022  Cinespace selected through Request for Proposal Process to develop PortsToronto’s Second Marine Terminal Building TORONTO — Cinespace Studios (Cinespace), a global platform of production facilities, announced today the expansion of its Marine Terminal Studio Hub with the signing of a second long-term lease with PortsToronto. The lease comes at the conclusion of an […]

  • Hollywood’s Streaming Gold Rush Keeps Ontario Soundstages at Full Capacity

    The Hollywood Reporter The province’s production boom shows no signs of slowing, even as the streamers enter a new era of cost controls: “What’s important is our services are structured so we can adapt and be flexible.“ With Hollywood in need of cost-effective programming as the streamers begin to tighten their belts, local film studio […]

  • Cinespace Studios Announces Updates to Platform Following Annual General Meeting at Studio Babelsberg

    BERLIN — Cinespace Studios (Cinespace), a global platform of production facilities, announced today a series of key leadership changes at Studio Babelsberg, a leading German film studio majority owned by Cinespace. The appointments, which were announced at Studio Babelsberg’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on August 30, 2022, help streamline the leadership function of the Cinespace platform […]

  • Cinespace Names Andy Weltman Co-CEO of Legendary Studio Babelsberg

    The former Pinewood and APA International exec will steer the German studio closer into an expanding global network after a recent takeover by U.S. equity firm TPG Real Estate Partners. BY ETAN VLESSING, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER  SEPTEMBER 2, 2022  Cinespace Studios has made leadership changes at Germany’s Studio Babelsberg, including installing former Pinewood International executive vp Andy Weltman as co-CEO and […]

  • Illinois Shatters Record for Film Production Revenues at $630 Million in Economic Impact

    Film production revenue surpasses pre-pandemic levels in 2019 — signaling a strong recovery and positive economic impact for communities CHICAGO, June 16, 2022— Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced that projected film production revenue in 2021 hit a record high of $630 million, shattering pre-pandemic levels in 2019 by $70 million. Film production […]

  • Hollywood’s Streaming Gold Rush Keeps Ontario Soundstages at Full Capacity

    “They aren’t talking about cutting back,” Toronto mayor John Tory says as he leads an industry trade mission around studio lots in Los Angeles. Never mind Netflix’s stumble. Hollywood’s streaming film and TV content spend shows no signs of slowing down. That’s the word from Toronto studio operators, who, led by their city’s mayor John Tory, recently […]

  • Chicago Public Servant Michael Scott Jr. to Join Cinespace Studios as Director of Industry and Community Relations

    CHICAGO, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cinespace Studios, a global studio platform, announced today that Michael Scott Jr. will join the company in the newly created position of Director, Industry and Community Relations. Scott will report to Ashley Rice, President and Co-Managing Partner, and start with the company in June. He will be based in Chicago. In this new role, Scott […]

  • Cinespace Expands Team in Toronto

    May 05, 2022  The new roles reflect the studio’s commitment to maximize client services, studio operations, business partnerships and build industry and community relations in Toronto. TORONTO — Cinespace Studios (“Cinespace”), a global studio platform, announced today the expansion of its Toronto team with three new roles, Megan Guy joins as Head of Client Services and Studio Operations, Magali Simard as Director […]

  • Cinespace and York University Commit $3.12 Million to Motion Media Studio for Students

    Students will continue to benefit from hands-on learning in Toronto’s booming film-and-television production industry TORONTO, APRIL 19, 2022 — York University and Cinespace Film Studios announce renewed commitment of $3.12 million from Cinespace to enhance and elevate the York University Motion Media Studio at Cinespace. The media facility that is used for learning, teaching, and production, was […]

  • Illinois Film Production Tax Credit Expanded

    Screen Magazine  (Last Updated On: April 12, 2022)  It’s time to celebrate a massive win for the Illinois production industry. Effective July 1, 2022, the Illinois Film Production Tax Credit program will officially be expanded, implementing the new provisions provided in the Illinois Production+ legislation championed by the Illinois Production Alliance. The IPA legislative team along with their […]

  • Ontario’s Film and Television Production Soars with Record-Breaking Year

    Nearly 400 productions help boost economy and create jobs for the province TORONTO, ON, March 24, 2022 – Record-breaking film and television production statistics were announced today by Ontario Creates, an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to growing Ontario’s creative industries. Ontario reported its highest production levels to date with 394 productions bringing […]