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Bunker drama Survival Box sees the light of day through LevelFILM deal

The post-apocalyptic thriller, which counts Jonathan Ahee and Cinespace VP Jim Mirkopoulos among its executive producers, opens today at Toronto’s Carlton Cinema.


Netflix establishes Toronto ‘hub’ with long-term leases

The streamer has inked multi-year lease agreements with both Cinespace and Pinewood Toronto Studios for sound stages in the Port Lands.

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Hulu renews The Handmaid’s Tale for round three

The Toronto-shot series’ third season is set to return to Cinespace’s Kipling Studio.

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John Tory to lead T.O. industry delegation to L.A.

The mayor and 23 Ontario companies will head south in an effort to bring more production to Toronto as the City continues to address capacity issues.

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Cinespace sets sail on Marine Terminal studio

The studio has signed a multi-year deal with PortsToronto to relocate its Eastern Avenue studio capacity to a new hub in the Port Lands.

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T.O. studios turned away $130M in business over past year: report

Some lost business stayed in Canada as other provinces expand studio space, but FilmOntario warns domestic TV may suffer as bigger-budget productions take precedence.

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A new strategy takes shape at Cinespace

As General Motors announces a new campus on former Cinespace land on Eastern Ave., the studio’s owners reveal the plans behind the sale.

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The Strain renewed at FX, booked for T.O.

The vampire-virus drama, which airs on FX, will return to Ontario for its third-season shoot.


Canadian soundstages see solid bookings for U.S. pilot season

The collapsed Canadian dollar has several drama pilots coming north, including the Luke Wilson-starrer Roadies (Wilson pictured).

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Focus 2015: Jim Mirkopoulos on stickhandling a production boom

Cinespace VP Jim Mirkopoulos on navigating “unprecedented volumes” in Ontario production and how the company is seeking new opportunities for itself and its clients in premium VOD.

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It’s official: Toronto-shot The Strain returning for season 2

The 13-episode order for the vampire horror-drama from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse was the subject of recent fan speculation.

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2014 Upfronts: Heading north isn’t a ‘strain’ for FX

FX original programming president Eric Schrier and director Guillermo del Toro (pictured) discuss what keeps them coming back to shoot in Canada.