MONTREAL — Framestore (www.framestore.com) has opened a new office in Montreal, marking the fourth link in the visual effects studio’s global chain. The new location is situated in de Gaspé, which is at the heart of the vibrant Mile End creative community.
The Montréal studio will accommodate a significant portion of Framestore's confirmed slate of film VFX work for 2013, including RoboCop (director José Padilha), All You Need Is Kill (director Doug Liman) and Paddington Bear (director Paul King).
Framestore's decision to establish an operation in Montréal is based on the city's significant software, creative and technological talent base, and a track-record for 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. In addition, Montréal's EST time zone means the studio can crossover in the working day with Framestore’s other locations in Los Angeles, New York and London. All studios will operate coherently, with parity of creative skills, systems, pipeline and workflow, so that crew and clients can benefit from seamless integration.
The new studio will be led by local talent along with key staff from Framestore's London HQ, who will be instrumental in local planning, logistics and management. Framestore will make the most of Montréal's thriving creative culture by sourcing additional recruits from the local market.