Magazine article Screen International

Cinesite Opens Animation Studio in Montreal

Magazine article Screen International

Cinesite Opens Animation Studio in Montreal

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Investissement Québec is advancing a loan of C$2.4m (USD 1.8m) to support the creation of infrastructure and an additional loan guarantee of C$19.6m (USD 14.7m) towards an anticipated overall budget of at least C$90m (USD 67.3m) is being advanced to Cinesite to help finance the first three films.

Cinesite Group CEO Antony Hunt made the announcement with Quebec premier Philippe Couillard (pictured at Monday's launch) and revealed two of the first three titles.

Comic Animations will join SPA Studios and Atresmedia Cine on Klaus. Sergio Pablos wrote and will direct and Jinko Gotoh will produce the Canada-Spain co-production.

Comic Animations and Dublin-based River Productions will begin development on a film inspired by the Irish dance sensation Riverdance featuring from the stage show composed by Bill Whelan. Moya Doherty produces.

Cinesite launched in London in 1991 and opened an effects and animation studio in Montreal in 2014. …

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