Production powerhouse Sim expands studio footprint, making a bold bet on the future of production in Canada.
With production starting to ramp up, Sim is announcing the launch of its ninth studio facility located in Metro Vancouver.
“We’re committed to the film and television industry for the long term“, said Eleanor O’Connor, President of Production Services at Sim. “To demonstrate our confidence, we are excited to announce this new studio in the Vancouver market.”
Sim’s new facility adds 120,000 square feet of studio space consisting of two sound stages, mill, paint, and lockup space, set dec and wardrobe areas as well as production office space. The new Golden Ears location takes Sim’s total studio capacity to over 550,000 square feet of first-class studio and production facilities. Scheduled to be operational by September, the Golden Ears studio is already booked through to next summer.
“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,” explained Rich Holden, Sim’s Head of Electrical Maintenance.
Sim is committed to using its creative and technical talent to continuously advance meaningful solutions for the entertainment industry. Over the past year, Sim has strengthened its commitment to sustainability to enable social, environmental and economic health. A proud 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, with more exciting announcements coming soon.
Sim also operates Sim Riverbend, Sim Kingsland, Sim McConnells, Sim Byrne, Sim Derwent, Sim Winston and Sim North Bend studios. For full studio details, please visit www.siminternational.com/studios.