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  01 January 2013
Framestore to open in Montréal

http://www.framestore.com/news/fram...n-montr%C3%A9al

to work on

Paddington Bear
RoboCop
All You Need Is Kill


Quote: Framestore's decision to establish an operation in Montréal is based on the city's significant software, creative and technological talent base and a proven track-record of attracting quality VFX work from major US film studios. This combined with the fiscal advantages offered by Québec's Film Tax Credit (QPSTC) mean both Framestore and its clients will benefit from improved cost efficiencies.


Ahh those fiscal advantages, wonder when MPC will be opening an office there.
 
  01 January 2013
I'm genuinely surprised you didn't mention the latest gossip from the London studio here, as I fully expected that when I clicked the link.

I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
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  01 January 2013
Originally Posted by mr Bob: Ahh those fiscal advantages, wonder when MPC will be opening an office there.

They already have one in Vancouver, which seems to be looking at stepping up fiscal lures even more, they can probably do without one in Montreal for a while longer
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  01 January 2013
Quote: I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.


Yup I do. ...
 
  01 January 2013
haha, that one project must be one of the most darkly whispered of in a while
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  01 January 2013
Originally Posted by leigh: I'm genuinely surprised you didn't mention the latest gossip from the London studio here, as I fully expected that when I clicked the link.

I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.


Hopefully not more bad news..
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  01 January 2013
Originally Posted by PaulAdams: Hopefully not more bad news..


Only if your one of the chosen few.
 
  01 January 2013
Originally Posted by Michael32766: Only if your one of the chosen few.


LOL ......
 
  01 January 2013
Originally Posted by PaulAdams: Hopefully not more bad news..


well, framestore london sent this email to the crew (source vfxsoldier):

Quote: As projects approach their final weeks we have been reviewing the crew requirements for confirmed work in London. Whilst we are bidding on a number of projects we don’t expect work in London to pick up again until the Autumn so we need to reduce the headcount across all the VFX teams. Following an initial review of crew schedules we would like you to attend a group meeting tomorrow at 10am in the Wells Street Cinema. At this meeting we will tell you more about the process we will follow to reach final decisions on which roles and individuals will be impacted by this and answer any questions you may have. There will be an opportunity for individual meetings over the next week or two but it is very important that you attend this group meeting. Your Producer and Supervisor know that they need to spare you for half an hour.

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  01 January 2013
News is that they plan on adding 200 new positions in Montreal, and at the expense of those in London. Quebec throws out insane tax credits for vfx companies, and yet they are the most heavily indebted province in the Canada.
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  01 January 2013
Originally Posted by PerryDS: News is that they plan on adding 200 new positions in Montreal, and at the expense of those in London. Quebec throws out insane tax credits for vfx companies, and yet they are the most heavily indebted province in the Canada.


Quebec's been a financial parasite to the rest of Canada. Ontario carried the load for a while with business and car manufacturing, more recently taking a dive due to the 08 crash and manufacturing exporting jobs, but thankfully Alberta has the oil biz up and running well to take over the mantle.

I dont know, i like Quebec as a visitor, but when it comes to politics and finances, there's either widespread mafia corruption, huge protests or the latest adventure in crumbling city infrastructure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAKNnyixZf4
 
  01 January 2013
Awesome. Montreal is an amazing city to live in aside from the cold in winter.
 
  01 January 2013
The issue about Alberta is that we have not much else other than oil. Film industry and cg type work in this province is very thin, so I do a lot of web dev work to compensate. We do have tax grants, but not much of a base to feed off it or build anything credible.
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  01 January 2013
Originally Posted by SheepFactory: Awesome. Montreal is an amazing city to live in aside from the cold in winter.


good for you.

by the way, I see you got the whole point of the thread.....................
 
  01 January 2013
edit: nvmind.
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