VANCOUVER — With production starting to ramp up, Sim (www.siminternational.com) has announced the launch of its ninth studio facility, located in Metro Vancouver. The new location adds 120,000 square feet of studio space and includes two sound stages, mill, paint, and lockup space, set decoration and wardrobe areas, as well as production office space.
The new Golden Ears location brings Sim's total studio capacity to over 550,000 square feet of studio and production facilities. Scheduled to be operational by September, the Golden Ears studio is already booked through to next summer.
"We're committed to the film and television industry for the long term,” says Eleanor O'Connor, president of production services at Sim. "To demonstrate our confidence, we are excited to announce this new studio to the Vancouver market."
"In an effort to expedite construction in a space that wasn't yet fitted for electricity, we saw an opportunity to use our Urban Power Source mobile, zero-emissions battery stations to ensure the studio's timely completion," adds Rich Holden, Sim's head of electrical maintenance.
Over the past year, Sim has strengthened its commitment to sustainability to enable social, environmental and economic health. A supporter of the Creative Industries Pact for Sustainable Action, Sim has undertaken a comprehensive review of all business procedures to reduce overall environmental impact and is continuously investing in clean power sources. Sim also operates Sim Riverbend, Sim Kingsland, Sim McConnells, Sim Byrne, Sim Derwent, Sim Winston and Sim North Bend studios.