Comment 53818

By That's ok Hamilton we have waterfalls (anonymous) | Posted December 25, 2010 at 11:32:01

...maybe we need a new stadium but we also need a film studio too. Combine the two together and build a Multi-purpose facility. They see they need an "anchor tenent" for the stadium? I got one. Make it whoever goes on to manage the film studio. Film shoots are about to make a major spike upwards in town for the simple reason that Hamilton gets alot of the spillover work from Toronto. Just a couple of days ago it was announced that Pinewood Studios who runs the film studio here in Toronto that houses the world's biggest sound stage will be home this upcoming film season to the remake of Schwartzenegger's "TOTAL RECALL" with a shooting budget of $200-million. This will make it the biggest film production ever shot in Ontario. Now that we have the Mega Studio in Toronto they will start attracting big budget productions like this one more and more and Hamilton stands to gain simply because we lie next door and when film companies decide to shoot their films in Hamilton they get extra tax credits kicked in by the Ontario government because Hamilton lies just outside what is called "The Toronto Film Zone." The government recognizes that Toronto is the film hub of Ontario so what they try and do to encourage filming to other parts of the province outside of Toronto is offer film companies tax credits/ tax breaks.

Here's a link to an article discussing the Remake of "Total Recall" for Pinewood Studios:

http://www.thestar.com/article/911197--total-recall-remake-to-be-filmed-at-pinewood-toronto-s-waterfront-studio

Build multi-purpose complex...Sports Stadium/ Film Studio for the West Harbour.

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