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Toronto’s Stratagem Studios Plans $20M Expansion to Draw Hollywood Shoots (Exclusive)

By: Etan Vlessing After hosting production on Marvel’s ‘Hawkeye’ and Paramount+’s ‘Mayor of Kingstown,’ the east Toronto studio plans two more clear span soundstages of 20,000 square feet each. Toronto’s Stratagem Studios, whose stages recently hosted shoots for Marvel’s Hawkeye and Paramount+’s Mayor of Kingstown, has unveiled plans to add two purpose-built clear span stages of 20,000 square feet each...

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Stratagem Stages Launch with Paramount series

By: Denise Petski EXCLUSIVE: Mayor of Kingstown co-creator Hugh Dillon is taking on a dual role both in front and behind the camera, as he has joined the series as a regular. Also tapped as series regulars are Pha’rez Lass (Claws) and Tobi Bamtefa (The Girlfriend Experience) as production gets underway in Toronto. Jeremy Renner stars in the drama series from Yellowstone co-creator Taylor...

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LAKEWOOD cinematographer adapts to COVID shooting

By: Carolyn Giardina After March’s coronavirus pandemic shutdown, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Greig Fraser did some commercial work in the U.S. before returning to the U.K. to resume production on Warner Bros.’ The Batman. During one of these commercial shoots, a crewmember tested positive for COVID-19. “When he tested positive, we shut down,” Fraser says, noting that everyone...

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By: Jordan Pinto  Strategem boards Ontario-shot U.S. feature Lakewood, Netflix takes a shine to Bron-produced projects, plus more. Bron Studios has made a splash in TIFF’s film market with two multi-million dollar Netflix acquisitions. The streamer has picked up worldwide rights to Kornél Mundruczó′s Pieces of Woman, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival before screening...

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