November 27th, 2020

Bell Media makes investment in Grande Studios as part of commitment to Quebec content


By The Canadian Press on November 18, 2020.

Bell Canada head office is seen on Nun's Island, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Montreal. Bell Media has made a minority investment in Grande Studios in a partnership they say will increase resources for Quebec's French-language content creation and production. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

MONTREAL – Bell Media has made a minority investment in Grande Studios in a partnership they say will increase resources for Quebec’s French-language content creation and production.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Grande Studios provides production facilities, camera and lighting equipment rentals in Montreal and Toronto.

It also provides technical services to the TV and film production industry and is currently working on “Moonfall,” a sci-fi movie being filmed in Montreal.

Grande Studios has also provided facilities for several Bell Media productions including “La Semaine des 4 Julie” and the Crave film “The Song of Names.”

Bell Media is part of BCE’s Bell Canada, the country’s largest telecommunications company. Its holdings include the CTV television network, specialty TV channels, radio stations and production studios.

“This partnership accelerates Bell Media’s ongoing commitment to the Quebec economy and increases our ability to help bring more Quebecois content to market,” said Karine Moses, president of Bell Media Quebec.

“With their real estate, Grande Studios has the opportunity to meet the increased demand for production facilities in Montreal, and we look forward to working with creators to increase the number of productions in the city.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 18, 2020.

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