Cinesite Opens in Montreal
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London based VFX house Cinesite are opening up a new state of the art animation studio in Montreal, Quebec, with the intention of producing nine animated feature films in the next five year period. The new studio is located in downtown Montreal and features 54 000 square feet with 500 permanent staff by 2020.
“Cinesite is amongst the world leaders in the visual effects and animation industry,” Quebec’s Premiere Philippe Couillard said in a statement. “Our government supports this project’s realisation, which will promote the advancement in Québec of a leading-edge expertise in the production of animated films, a rapidly growing field at the moment. In doing this, my government is actively working to increase the competitiveness of Montréal. This investment acknowledges the talent, creativity and quality of Québec’s labor force and the importance of Montréal as a world player in this industry.”
“The support we received from the Premier of Québec, Mr. Couillard, along with the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation, and Investissement Québec, has allowed us to make this decision to invest, for ourselves and the city of Montréal,” said Cinesite’s board chairperson Peter Nagle. “Together we can use this investment to kick-start a world-class animation hub in one of the coolest cities in the world. This will also allow our award winning visual effects capacity to increase by 100 percent. This is very exciting and our Cinesite team is working alongside the founding members of Animate Montréal, which we also announced today. This initiative will help focus attention on what is needed to get Montréal animating; I expect we will all be busy.”