William F. White Announces Development of William F. White Centre

New Multi-Million Dollar Facility Excites Industry & Solidifies Company's Commitment to Toronto Marketplace

TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - Paul Bronfman, Chairman and CEO of Comweb Group Inc. and William F. White International Inc. (WFW), is pleased to announce the development of William F. White Centre, the largest and most significant facility in the company's 47-year history. The new $20-million dollar, world-class production complex will act as a hub for industry professionals, while offering a full-range of production and related support services under one roof. Located in Toronto at 800 Islington Ave., only a few blocks south of the company's existing west-end location, the new 338,000 square-foot complex is situated on nearly 17 acres of prime real estate, on a corner lot just minutes from downtown Toronto and the city's international airport. William F. White International Inc. will occupy nearly half of the building, with the balance of space earmarked to house additional production support service businesses including Bill White's 3D Camera Company.

William F. White Centre will provide customers with the ultimate in world-class ingenuity while simultaneously acting as a training centre where professionals can draw from the vast knowledge-base of on-site staff.

"For well over three years, we've been searching for the perfect facility where we can effectively serve a vast range of production professionals and this location couldn't be better," stated Paul Bronfman. "It's a short drive to both downtown Toronto and Pinewood Toronto Studios, with the new Cine Space Studios are right down the street...a winning combination indeed!"

"Ontario's enhanced all-spend tax credit recently introduced by the Ontario Government, combined with a rebound in U.S. production and a healthy indigenous industry helped this facility become a reality," Bronfman maintains. "William F. White remains committed to nurturing Toronto's continued role as one of North America's most active production centres. World-class facilities such as the new William F. White Centre add further incentive to attract production to Toronto in a time of increased global competition."

"William F. White Centre marks an important contribution to our local infrastructure," added Executive Producer, Don Carmody, helmer of such films as "Chicago" and "Amelia." "It will be an innovative hub of creative activity."

William F. White Centre is owned by Comweb Toronto Realty Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comweb Corporation. The company is actively discussing tenancies with other professional production service entities.

William F. White Toronto's recent projects include: The new Morgan Creek thriller "Dream House," starring Daniel Craig, "The Bridge," "Harvard Medical School," "Lost Girl," "Being Erica," and "Unnatural History." "Saw VII" just wrapped and is now in post-production.

William F. White International Inc., a Comweb Group member company, is Canada's oldest and largest provider of motion picture, television and theatrical production equipment with offices across the country and the most extensive inventory of state-of-the-art production equipment in the industry. (www.whites.com)

Comweb Corporation (www.comwebgroup.com) is the majority owner of William F. White International Inc. Originally founded by Mr. Bronfman in 1988 , the company has grown to encompass horizontally integrated firms dedicated to providing expert production services, studio facilities and equipment to the Canadian and international film and television industry. Comweb Corporation is an active partner in Toronto's largest film and television studio complex, Pinewood Toronto Studios (www.pinewoodtorontostudios.com), of which Mr. Bronfman is Chairman. Comweb Corporation pursues production activities through its wholly-owned subsidiary Comweb Productions Inc.


For further information: For further information: Lowell Schrieder, Director Marketing and Communications, William F. White, (416) 239-5050, lschrieder@whites.com

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