TORONTO — The Sim Group has acquired Vancouver-based full-service studio and production facilities provider, The Crossing Studios. To better serve its clients, Sim Group will now also offer approximately 400,000-square-feet of studio and production facilities.
The Crossing Studios offers a close proximity to downtown Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport and all local suppliers. It’s been home to some of North America’s top rated television series, specials and feature films.
In addition to providing full service studio rentals, mill/paint/lockup space and production office space, The Crossing Studios also offer post production services, including Avid suite rentals, dailies, color correction and high-speed connectivity. Now that The Crossing has become part of the Sim Group, the services available under one roof have expanded exponentially to make cameras, lighting and grip, as well as award-winning post production talent and facilities available to their extensive client roster.
The Crossing Studios was founded by Dian Cross-Massey in 2015 and is the second-largest studio facility in the lower mainland, comprised of nine buildings in Vancouver. All are located just 30 minutes from downtown. Cross-Massey has over 25 years of experience within the entertainment industry, having worked as a writer, executive producer, visual effects supervisor, director, producer and a production manager.
“What attracted us to Sim was our joint commitment and dedication to superior customer service through building and maintaining long-term relationships,” says Dian Cross-Massey, founder, The Crossing Studios. “When I was a producer, I worked with Sim regularly and always felt they had the same approach to fair, honest work as I did, so when the opportunity presented itself to combine resources and support our shared clients with more offerings, the decision to join together felt right.”
The Crossing Studios team works with clients including Viacom, Fox, Nickelodeon, Lifetime, Sony Pictures, NBCUniversal, and ABC, to name a few.
“The decision to add The Crossing Studios to the Sim family was a natural one,” adds James Haggarty, CEO, Sim Group. “Through our end-to-end services, we pride ourselves on delivering streamlined solutions that simplify the customer experience. Dian and her team are extremely well-respected within the entertainment industry, and together, we’ll not only be able to support the incredible growth in the Vancouver market, but clients will have the option to package everything they need from pre-production through post for better service and efficiencies.”
Sim (simgroup.com) has facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta and New York.