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William F. White Int'l Reinforces Commitment to Northern Ontario Film Industry with Sudbury Expansion

  (February 02, 2018)

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - William F. White International Inc. (Whites) has announced that its Sudbury location will be expanding with a new office and warehouse.  Whites Sudbury originally opened its doors in 2014 to share space with Northern Ontario Film Studios, a former ice rink transformed into a soundstage by local producer, Hideaway Pictures. 

The new location will be housed in downtown Sudbury and will encompass a total of 4,691 square footage, complete with a dock level bay and drive-in bay.  The increased warehouse space, parking lot and increased accessibility will allow Whites Sudbury to service clients more efficiently.

"Sudbury is easily one of the fastest-growing regions in the Canadian film and television industry and our upcoming expansion is the perfect complement to that success," says Whites' Chairman/CEO, Paul Bronfman. "Since opening our office in 2014, we've provided Northern Ontario filmmakers with access to equipment and services they previously never had, and now we want to reaffirm that we're here to stay."



This news comes following William F. White's reception held in Sudbury last fall, where representatives from New Metric Media, Hideaway Pictures, JoBro Productions and others came to toast and celebrate Northern Ontario's growing industry.  While Sudbury is experiencing an impressive increase in production, it's also causing a chain reaction that is influencing North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and others.

"With unparalleled access to beautiful landscapes, it's no wonder some productions are choosing to shoot here," adds Whites Sudbury's Josh Desormeaux. "There's a certain something here you can't find down south and the forthcoming expanded space will hopefully draw even more clients."

Whites Sudbury has recently provided productions including "Cardinal," "Letterkenny" and "Pyewacket" with lighting and grip, camera, specialty equipment, location services and more.                                           

William F. White International Inc. (Whites) (www.whites.com) is a Comweb Group member company. Founded in 1963, Whites is Canada's oldest and largest provider of motion picture, television, live event, digital media, and theatrical production equipment with offices across the country. The company services productions of all sizes from coast to coast and has the most extensive inventory of state-of-the-art production equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances. Whites has established a reputation for excellence and is recognized by Canadian and international producers as one of the best production rental and sales firms in the world. Whites is also partners with Sparks Camera & Lighting Ltd., a leading Budapest, Hungary-based provider of motion picture production equipment servicing western and eastern European producers.  Sparks was originally co-founded through Whites as a joint business venture with the late Oscar Award-winning cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond. The Whites Group of companies include Whites Location Equipment Supply Inc. (Whites LES) (www.locationequipmentsupply.com)

Comweb Corporation (www.comwebgroup.com) is the parent company of William F. White International Inc.  Founded by Paul Bronfman in 1988, the company has grown to encompass horizontally integrated firms dedicated to providing expert production services, studio facilities and equipment to the Canadian and International film and television industry.  Comweb Corporation is a major shareholder in Toronto's largest film and television studio complex, Pinewood Toronto Studios (www.pinewoodtorontostudios.com).  In addition to Comweb's first class production equipment and studio facilities, Comweb Corporation includes Comweb Aviation Inc. which is the first company of its kind to specialize in private jet charter services to the film, television and broadcast industries.

SOURCE William F. White International Inc

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