Quebec sees big boost in foreign filming

Quebec in eastern Canada has seen an almost 30% increase in the number of foreign productions filmed in the province.

Quebec in eastern Canada has seen an almost 30% increase in the number of foreign productions filmed in the province.

Twenty-three international projects spent CA$383m locally through the course of 2017, according to figures recently released by the Quebec Film and Television Council.

Quebec sees big boost in foreign filming
Jack Ryan

Major shoots in 2017 included superhero follow-up X-Men: Dark Phoenix – which spent CA$80m in the province – and TV drama Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, both of which used Montreal as a base.

Montreal regularly doubles for locations around the world. Old Montreal in the centre of the city offers architecture that’s several hundred years old and is a convenient stand in for European settings.

Quebec’s production data does not include spending from foreign shoots on local post-production work, which the QFTC says has grown by 27% annually over the past nine years.

Earlier this year, Scanline VFX opened a new office in Montreal and a few weeks later Technicolor announced plans to open a facility in Quebec under its Mill Film brand.

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

Image: Amazon Studios

Quebec sees big boost in foreign filming
Jack Ryan

Quebec in eastern Canada has seen an almost 30% increase in the number of foreign productions filmed in the province.

Twenty-three international projects spent CA$383m locally through the course of 2017, according to figures recently released by the Quebec Film and Television Council.

Major shoots in 2017 included superhero follow-up X-Men: Dark Phoenix – which spent CA$80m in the province – and TV drama Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, both of which used Montreal as a base.

Montreal regularly doubles for locations around the world. Old Montreal in the centre of the city offers architecture that’s several hundred years old and is a convenient stand in for European settings.

Quebec’s production data does not include spending from foreign shoots on local post-production work, which the QFTC says has grown by 27% annually over the past nine years.

Earlier this year, Scanline VFX opened a new office in Montreal and a few weeks later Technicolor announced plans to open a facility in Quebec under its Mill Film brand.

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

Image: Amazon Studios

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