Signature building at the mega-studio gates to be home to Deluxe
TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - FILMPORT, the new film and media business
district in Toronto's Port Lands, is pleased to announce that Deluxe
Entertainment Services Group ("Deluxe") will be relocating their
Postproduction operations to FILMPORT as the sole tenant in a Deluxe-branded
building. Deluxe is the leading provider of picture, sound services and
technologies to the film and television industry worldwide.
Deluxe's 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, designed by Sweeny
Sterling Finlayson & Co. Architects, will be located at the main gate of
FILMPORT bringing all of Deluxe's film postproduction services within steps of
FILMPORT's impressive sound stages. From the moment a director yells "Cut!",
Deluxe plays a key role providing motion picture processing through a full
range of film/video/digital postproduction services including sound
re-recording, video & data dailies, EFILM(R) digital intermediates, content
protection (anti-piracy) and media management.
"This is a milestone transaction for FILMPORT," said Ken Ferguson,
president of Toronto Film Studios Inc. and FILMPORT Inc. "We are thrilled that
Deluxe will be the first world renowned enterprise to stake its position in
this exciting new film and media community."
"After an exhaustive search, we are very pleased to have secured our new
location at FILMPORT," Deluxe President and CEO Cyril Drabinsky said. "With
the continued growth of our postproduction facility, we will be an ideal
complement to FILMPORT's studio customers. We believe the Toronto community
will benefit from the easy access to so many key services and continue to be a
major resource for the global entertainment industry."
Deluxe is home to a number of a high profile feature film projects,
including Marvel Entertainment's The Incredible Hulk, the Saw movies and is
currently finishing postproduction on the Weinstein Company picture Outlander.
Earlier this year, Deluxe provided the digital intermediate and feature mix
services on David Cronenberg's award winning Eastern Promises and Jeremy
Podeswa's Fugitive Pieces.
"Deluxe Postproduction is proud of the role that we continue to play in
support of Canadian feature filmmakers," added Drabinsky.
Construction of Deluxe's building will commence by Spring 2008 for
occupancy by Spring 2010. Economic development initiatives recently pledged by
the City of Toronto to encourage new commercial development were a factor in
the decision to build the new facility.
FILMPORT is an emerging film and media business district in Toronto's
former Port Lands. It will be anchored by a major film studio complex operated
by Toronto Film Studios, the first phase of which will be open in March 2008.
Outside the studio gates, commercial offices will house postproduction, union
and guild offices, film schools, and amenities such as restaurants, theatres
and retail shops. In addition, high-tech industrial buildings will house
equipment suppliers, costume houses, special effects companies and other
service providers. The overall development will occupy 50 acres with up to
three million square feet of space in and around the studio lot for media and
creative industry companies, making FILMPORT the largest film and television
production cluster outside of Los Angeles. For more information, please visit
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of
MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., is the leading provider of a broad range of
entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios
and an international client base. Services include motion picture film
processing, printing and distribution; EFILM(R) digital intermediates; post
production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD
compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset
management, digital distribution; and marketing fulfilment services. Deluxe
facilities are located in Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Rome, Florence,
Madrid, Barcelona, and coming soon, New York. For more information, please
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For further information: Media Contacts: For FILMPORT: Jessica Goldman,
Applause! Communications, (416) 217-0700 x 304,
email@example.com; For Deluxe: Cathy Main, Vice President
Marketing, North America, Deluxe, (323) 960-8454, firstname.lastname@example.org