City launches business mission to Los Angeles

Mayor John Tory will lead a business mission to Los Angeles from May 9 to 10.

Tory, along with councillors Michael Thompson and Paula Fletcher, will be accompanied by 30 companies on the mission to meet with established studios operating in Toronto, as well as production companies looking to expand their operations.

“We have tremendous talent in Toronto. The people, the skills, the experience – we have it all here. We are committed to growing this sector and attracting new productions to our city so that we create more jobs and continue this success story,” said Tory.

The mission will also reinforce that Toronto’s studio space capacity will increase over the next two years, and its respected industry workforce is also developing and expanding to meet the high demand among production entities.

The Toronto screen production industry can also proudly point to the fact that in 2018 domestic and foreign film, television, digital and commercials production investments in Toronto achieved its second highest level ever at $1.96 billion.

The Los Angeles business mission is a collaborative public and private sector initiative supported by Toronto’s community of screen-based service providers (film, television, commercials and animation).

Toronto has one of the largest screen-based industries in North America, employing more than 30,000 people. Find out more at toronto.ca/film or follow xoTO on social media at twitter.com/xoto, at facebook.com/xoTO.ca and at instagram.com/xoTO_.

Photo: Films like Shazam! are made in Toronto.

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