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Mr. Wolf opens Vancouver VFX studio

Chad Cortvriendt will head up the B.C. operation as executive producer, and is currently leading a team creating effects for Syfy series Channel Zero.

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Legend 3D to add 270 jobs in Toronto

The Ontario government is investing $3.1 million to help expand the Canadian operations of the L.A.-based VR and VFX house.

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Montreal to tout VFX, animation industries in L.A.

The City’s delegation, which includes representatives from the Quebec Film and Television Council, will meet with several Hollywood studios.

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David Shepheard on building “brand Vancouver”

The newly appointed film commissioner talks about IP creation, fostering the VFX industries and making sure the city is “playing itself.”

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Framestore, Campus ADN partner to foster Montreal talent

In a bid to boost the local VFX talent pool, the studio and training facility have developed a 2D training program.

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Hybride Technologies partners with ILM

The Quebec-based VFX company has already expanded to Montreal to accommodate the new partnership.

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Animal Logic sets up shop in Vancouver

The Australian VFX and animation studio has inked a three-picture deal with Warner Bros, prompting the expansion.

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How Vancouver ran away with L.A.’s VFX…

…but as California boosts its tax credit program and Quebec pulls back, will the VFX boom in Canada continue?

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German VFX studio Pixomondo moves onto Revival 629 lot

The Game of Thrones visual effects studio will occupy a newly renovated building at the Eastern Avenue studio complex in downtown Toronto.

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UK’s Cinesite launching Montreal studio, hiring 3D generalists

Provincial subsidies and tax credits attract the U.K. visual effects house, which has selected Montreal as its first international beachhead.

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Canuck post-houses net VFX award nods

Vancouver’s Image Engine is up for a Visual Effects Society prize for its work on Zero Dark Thirty (pictured) while Toronto’s Intelligent Creatures is up for a prize for its work on Discovery’s Curiosity.

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Anne Le Bouyonnec appointed VP production at Modus FX

She will liaise between executive management and the production team, oversee resources and budgets, and ensure that on-floor production requirements are met.