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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 12:29 AM
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Rumour: Is Netflix building a permanent film studio in Winnipeg?

Possibly on Pacific Ave.? Has anyone heard similar?
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 12:52 AM
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Possibly on Pacific Ave.? Has anyone heard similar?
That b cool
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 2:05 AM
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Not sure where, but I did hear they were
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Perhaps you heard something about: http://manitobaproductioncentre.ca/ ?
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 4:02 PM
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It would definitely make sense. Netflix is a massive content producer now and building out their own production facility here would allow them to keep crews more or less permanently employed and let them take advantage of the lower production costs here.
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they have a huge presnence just off higgins in south point douglas these days
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 2:35 AM
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they have a huge presnence just off higgins in south point douglas these days

Manitobafilmstudios.com at 47 Gomez

is VERY busy these days...
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Manitobafilmstudios.com at 47 Gomez

is VERY busy these days...
Yeah they’re more or less running 24/7. Wait time for studio space here is over 2 years. City has had to start turning down some shoots. There are a few groups looking at Waterfront North/PD to build some new studios.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 5:20 AM
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Curse you Brad Wall for scrapping the film tax credit lmao
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 6:02 AM
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Yeah they’re more or less running 24/7. Wait time for studio space here is over 2 years. City has had to start turning down some shoots. There are a few groups looking at Waterfront North/PD to build some new studios.
yea ive noticed the change in the area since last time i was here its crazy busy these days around here
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 12:57 PM
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yea ive noticed the change in the area since last time i was here its crazy busy these days around here
Is it safe to say that there is a direct correlation between the low Canadian dollar and film activity?

2002 = film trucks everywhere

2009 = crickets

2019 = film trucks everywhere again
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 2:48 PM
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Curse you Brad Wall for scrapping the film tax credit lmao
Don't forget Scott Moe for continuing it. Part of this is their constituency who never seemed to understand the big picture of film tax credits. I have read a number of comments from voters who were delighted the tax credit was cancelled because they didn't want "their money" being spent on "new hot tubs for Hollywood producers" (yes that was an actual comment!). Oh well, big benefit for Manitoba, so Scott....keep it up!
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Scooter Moe is driving Saskatchewan into the abyss along with Kenney in Alberta. Voters alienated themselves and will have to suffer the consequences. They bought Andy's garbage.
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^ I was never under the impression that film & TV was that big a deal. It's high profile and glamourous as far as industries go, but on the whole the GDP contribution probably isn't that great. I'm sure if Price Industries or whomever added a product line with 100 full time workers it would probably be a bigger deal, even if went more or less unnoticed.
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^ I was never under the impression that film & TV was that big a deal. It's high profile and glamourous as far as industries go, but on the whole the GDP contribution probably isn't that great. I'm sure if Price Industries or whomever added a product line with 100 full time workers it would probably be a bigger deal, even if went more or less unnoticed.
I would disagree with you on this point.

While increased capacity and 100 new jobs on a assembly line is great on many levels, it would not create the same multiplier effect as the film industry does. The variety of tasks, resources, equipment and people leads to many underutilize buildings being repurposed for specific space and needs. Just the coffee and food alone is huge lol.

I cannot comment on the actual economics specifically but can say an added shift to a factory in the suburbs is in no way as beneficial to the core of the city as 100 in the film industry...

The industry is very good for Waterfront North and the balance of “The Point”.

Let’s just try our best to have more of both!

Manitobafilmstudios.com Tedlofilmstudios.com ( if anyone is interested )
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I'm not saying that the film industry isn't good, but rather that its importance is a bit overstated (probably due to its high visibility - it's very in your face when the row of trailers is in your neighbourhood), and it's also very cyclical based on the foreign exchange rates. But yeah for sure, the more the better.
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I'm not saying that the film industry isn't good, but rather that its importance is a bit overstated (probably due to its high visibility - it's very in your face when the row of trailers is in your neighbourhood), and it's also very cyclical based on the foreign exchange rates. But yeah for sure, the more the better.
The tax credit is also very much impacting the increased business in Manitoba and the fact Toronto is at capacity...

The need for new content is absolutely huge!

The lack of experienced crew is starting to cause concern and drive up pricing.
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I think the film industry in Manitoba is a good economic contributor, but a great way to add "sizzle" to the economic portfolio. People inside and outside the province may not get excited by the announcement of a new facility for handling oats, but they will get excited about the news of a new film or TV show being filmed here. Same with the Ubisoft office; maybe not many jobs in terms of the "big picture" but an exciting name to add to the list of businesses having success in the province.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 6:22 PM
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At least Ubisoft is likely here for the long haul, even if their presence is small.

With film, they ratcheted up training for those years in the 2000s when the dollar was low and production was busy, but then it all dried up. Now that it's back, they're scrambling to train more people who will graduate just in time for the market to dry up again, as it inevitably will.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 6:28 PM
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If Netflix (or anyone else) is actually looking for more studio space, does anyone know what's in the old Eaton's printers/warehouse on Galt Street? It's a huge footprint, and if it's not being used (or is underused) it may be a good place to convert for some studio space.
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