Today: Jul 23, 2024

“Picture perfect alliance”: London startup bridges film industry’s missing piece.

7 months ago

TLDR:

– Broad Films, a London-based startup, aims to build the film industry in London and the surrounding region by providing crews for movie shoots.
– The company plans to hire and train production staff to work on movie sets, attracting more movie and television productions to the area.

A new startup in London, Ontario, is looking to fill a gap in the city’s film industry by providing local crews for movie shoots. Broad Films, founded by Kelly Peckham and Michelle Shipley, plans to hire and train production staff to work on movie sets, attracting more film and television productions to the area. Peckham and Shipley hope that by creating a skilled crew in London, the city will become more attractive to filmmakers and production companies. Currently, many film crews are brought in from Toronto and Hamilton, adding additional costs for productions. Broad Films aims to bridge that gap by establishing and training local crews. The Ontario government is offering tax incentives for film work outside of Toronto, making London an attractive location for film and television productions. Broad Films recently won a $40,000 grant from TechAlliance, which will help them get their business off the ground.