Montreal's Mayor is going to Hollywood to promote the city for TV and film

Nov 6 2018, 1:15 am

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is going to Hollywood.

The mayor will head an economic mission in Los Angeles from November 12 to 16 with the goal of fortifying Montreal’s strength, economy, location and talent as a prime production site for the American film and TV industry.

The rendez-vous is organized by the Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision du QuébecMELS studiosMTL GrandéDifuze and Rodéo FX.

“Quebec has all it when it comes to hosting the best cinematography productions. This industry is already contributing to the province’s creative economy by creating quality jobs,” says FTQ President Daniel Boyer. “Valérie Plante compared Montreal to its neighbour, Toronto, but we can do better. A lot of jobs could be created by turning Montreal into a major player in the industry.”

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Arrival (2016), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), White House Down (2013) and Life of Pi (2012) are among the notable films that have been shot in Montreal in recent years.

The planned visit to California will also remind top Hollywood executives about the provincial tax credit that major film and TV companies could enjoy.

The architectural diversity that allows Montreal to stand in for New York, Chicago, Boston, Prague or Paris at various times is also being put on display.

The city estimates that the cinema, television and special effects industries already generates $650 million annually for Quebec.

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