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MONTREAL MEDIA HUB

Montreal, a Media/Entertainment Hub

Where talent, creativity and innovation converge

The skill and talent of its media production services workforce are Montreal’s hallmark . Indeed, a great many studios specialized in film post-production and technical services have settled in the Greater Montreal area.

Important names in Montreal’s video game industry

Ubisoft, Warner Games, Gameloft, Behaviour Interactive, Electronic Arts, Frima Studio.

Created entirely in Montreal, Assassin’s Creed has become a flagship of the international video game industry. Since the franchise was created in 2007, over 55 million copies have been sold worldwide.

Did you know?

Montreal is the world’s third largest video game centre, after Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Culturally speaking, Montreal is a cross between the Americas and Europe, making it an ideal choice for productions targeting global markets.

The cost of operating a studio in Quebec is very attractive: around 15% less than anywhere in Europe and a little over 20% less than in the U.S.

To learn more, visit Investissement Québec

One region, a thousand assets

A wide diversity of natural surroundings

Countless filmmakers have set up shop in Montreal to take advantage of its natural scenery, shooting infrastructures, post-production studios, innovative visual effects techniques, and numerous financial incentives.

Did you know?

Quebec provides 35,000 jobs through over 500 media and interactive media companies.

Quebec generates a business volume of $1.25 billion per year, including: $200 million in foreign production capital and $42 million generated by the post-production sector.

Quebec offers up to 44% in tax incentives on production services.

In addition, 50% of Montreal’s population is bilingual (French/English), compared to less than 8% of the populations of Toronto and Vancouver.

Choosing Montreal also means having access to a wide range of resources!

50 high-tech sound stages, including one of the largest in North America—Studio H at Mel’s Cité du cinéma: 36,500 ft2 (3,346 m2), located minutes from downtown Montreal.

500 companies in the audiovisual production sector—including around 30 world-renowned animation and special effects studios—form a network that is highly sought after by both major Hollywood studios and independent filmmakers.

To learn more, visit Montréal International

Montreal, a filmmaking Mecca

Aglance at Montreal’s film industry

Montreal has seen an explosion of creativity in recent years thanks to the growing number of alliances between its special effects, video game and film industries—media sectors which have become increasingly interconnected and complementary.

The creativity and innovation shown by some of Quebec’s major players, including Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory and Autodesk, are recognized worldwide and attract countless foreign directors and producers.

170 foreign films have been shot in Montreal over the past five years.

Did you know?

With over 40 visual effects companies, Montreal is one of the largest post-production centres in the world.

Montreal can easily pass for New York, Paris or even Moscow.

In 2005, Fast Company magazine ranked Montreal among the top five most attractive international cities for attractive international cities to creative workers.

To learn more, visit the Québec Film and Television Council


INTERNATIONAL DELEGATIONS PROGRAM

Coming to your screens is an international Montreal event that will serve as an information exchange and networking forum for industry professionals from all over the world. To encourage the participation of Canadian and foreign delegations and professional associations, we are offering these groups a special package.

Benefits of participating as a delegation (minimum of 5 people):

  • 50% discount on all Coming to your screens activity admission ticket (Regular price: $465 CAD)
  • A 6th free ticket (for every 5 people)
  • Reserved stand in the networking space, with table and chairs
  • Private meetings with local or international industry professionals, organized upon request by the Coming to your screens team
  • A tour of Montreal’s leading media industry players, coordinated by a local professional group
  • Promotion of your participation on the event website
  • Support and helpful information regarding your stay in Montreal
  • Letter of invitation, following your needs, to support your Canadian Visa applications.

To register, fill out the following form and email it to cg@evolumedia.ca


VENUE

La Plaza in Montreal, 420 Sherbrooke West Street, Montreal, QC H3A 1B4

 

Itineraries

Subway:

  • Green line, McGill Station

Montreal-Trudeau Airport – (YUL) :

Follow the signs for Highway 20 East/Est towards Montreal-Follow the signs for Autoroute Ville-Marie 720 East/Est and keep right.-Take exit 6 Berri/St-Laurent, direction St-Laurent Street. up to Rene-Levesque Blvd.-Turn left on Rene-Levesque Blvd then turn right on Jeanne-Mance Street. Hyatt Regency Montreal is located on  right hand side of Jeanne-Mance Street and the corner of St. Catherine Street.


ACCOMMODATION

Near the site of the event, we also suggest the following hotels: : Hyatt Regency Montréal Adresse : 1255, rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC H5B 1E5, Canada Tél.: +1 514 982 1234 Fax: +1 514 285 1243 http://montreal.hyatt.com Delta Montreal Hotel Adresse : 475 Avenue President Kennedy, Montréal, QC H3A 1J7, Canada Tél.: +1 514-286-1986
Fax: +1 514-284-4342 Réservations sans frais : +1 888-890-3222 https://www.deltahotels.com/ Hotel Le Dauphin Montréal Centre-Ville Adresse : 1025 de Bleury Rue, Montréal, QC H2Z 1M7, Canada Tél. : +1 514 788-3888 Télé. : +1 514 788-3889 Réservations  sans frais : 1-888-784-3888 http://www.hotelsdauphin.ca/