Netflix Sets Up Canadian Production Hub


Netflix is leasing studio space at Cinespace Studios and Pinewood Toronto Studios to create a new production hub in Canada.

Netflix will lease four sound stages at each facility to support upcoming productions such as Guillermo del Toro Presents Ten After Midnight and Let It Snow, providing production jobs for up to 1,850 Canadians per year. Netflix already leases British Columbia’s Martini Film Studios and has filmed across the country for series and films. It is a co-production partner on Anne with an E (CBC), Travelers (Showcase), Frontier (Discovery Canada) and Alias Grace (CBC). In 2017, Netflix committed to investing $500 million in content production in Canada over the next five years and says it is currently on track to exceed that investment.

“By putting the right conditions in place to attract jobs and opportunities to the province, our Government working for the People is sending a clear message that Ontario is open for business,” said Michael Tibollo, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “Today’s announcement demonstrates that Ontario is now one of the most attractive places in the world for investment. We are creating an environment for job creators and workers to thrive, including in Ontario’s industry-leading film production sector.”

“With this commitment to Cinespace and Pinewood Toronto, we are proud to continue our investment in Canada and Canadian films and series,” said Ty Warren, VP of physical production for Netflix. “These new leases will enable us to expand our presence in Canada and provide a wealth of production jobs for skilled Canadian workers.”