Fahrenheit 451 film spends $10m in Toronto

A new HBO movie version of sci-fi story Fahrenheit 451 spent nearly CA$10m on local wages while filming in Toronto.

A new HBO movie version of sci-fi story Fahrenheit 451 spent nearly CA$10m on local wages while filming in Toronto.

Based on a novel by Ray Bradbury published in the 1950s, the story follows a young man in a dystopian future who becomes disillusioned with work that involves burning all books.

Fahrenheit 451 film spends $10m in Toronto
Fahrenheit 451

The story was made into a movie in 1966 directed by iconic French filmmaker Francois Truffaut.

Spending on HBO’s version included CA$400,000 on catering and CA$285,000 on accommodation for cast and crew, according to figures from the Motion Picture Association – Canada.

“The figures released today demonstrate how many talented local men and women working in front of and behind the camera, and a variety of local businesses, benefit from a single production like HBO’s Fahrenheit 451,” said Wendy Noss, president of Motion Picture Association – Canada.

“It is no wonder the vast majority of Ontarians believe that film and television production is a significant and growing part of Ontario’s economy.”

Toronto is one of the top production hubs in Canada and, indeed, in the whole of continental North America. Both Pinewood Toronto Studios and Cinespace Film Studios have announced expansion plans in recent months in response to international demand for stage facilities.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Ontario.

Image: HBO

Fahrenheit 451 film spends $10m in Toronto
Fahrenheit 451

A new HBO movie version of sci-fi story Fahrenheit 451 spent nearly CA$10m on local wages while filming in Toronto.

Based on a novel by Ray Bradbury published in the 1950s, the story follows a young man in a dystopian future who becomes disillusioned with work that involves burning all books.

The story was made into a movie in 1966 directed by iconic French filmmaker Francois Truffaut.

Spending on HBO’s version included CA$400,000 on catering and CA$285,000 on accommodation for cast and crew, according to figures from the Motion Picture Association – Canada.

“The figures released today demonstrate how many talented local men and women working in front of and behind the camera, and a variety of local businesses, benefit from a single production like HBO’s Fahrenheit 451,” said Wendy Noss, president of Motion Picture Association – Canada.

“It is no wonder the vast majority of Ontarians believe that film and television production is a significant and growing part of Ontario’s economy.”

Toronto is one of the top production hubs in Canada and, indeed, in the whole of continental North America. Both Pinewood Toronto Studios and Cinespace Film Studios have announced expansion plans in recent months in response to international demand for stage facilities.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Ontario.

Image: HBO

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