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Montreal Media Hub

Montreal, a Media/Entertainment Hub

Where talent, creativity and innovation converge

The skill and talent of its media production services workforce are Montreal’s hallmark . Indeed, a great many studios specialized in film post-production and technical services have settled in the Greater Montreal area.

Important names in Montreal’s video game industry

Ubisoft, Warner Games, Gameloft, Behaviour Interactive, Electronic Arts, Frima Studio.

Created entirely in Montreal, Assassin’s Creed has become a flagship of the international video game industry. Since the franchise was created in 2007, over 55 million copies have been sold worldwide.

Did you know?

Montreal is the world’s third largest video game centre, after Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Culturally speaking, Montreal is a cross between the Americas and Europe, making it an ideal choice for productions targeting global markets.

The cost of operating a studio in Quebec is very attractive: around 15% less than anywhere in Europe and a little over 20% less than in the U.S.

To learn more, visit Investissement Québec

One region, a thousand assets

A wide diversity of natural surroundings

Countless filmmakers have set up shop in Montreal to take advantage of its natural scenery, shooting infrastructures, post-production studios, innovative visual effects techniques, and numerous financial incentives.

Did you know?

Quebec provides 35,000 jobs through over 500 media and interactive media companies.

Quebec generates a business volume of $1.25 billion per year, including: $200 million in foreign production capital and $42 million generated by the post-production sector.

Quebec offers up to 44% in tax incentives on production services.

In addition, 50% of Montreal’s population is bilingual (French/English), compared to less than 8% of the populations of Toronto and Vancouver.

Choosing Montreal also means having access to a wide range of resources!

50 high-tech sound stages, including one of the largest in North America—Studio H at Mel’s Cité du cinéma: 36,500 ft2 (3,346 m2), located minutes from downtown Montreal.

500 companies in the audiovisual production sector—including around 30 world-renowned animation and special effects studios—form a network that is highly sought after by both major Hollywood studios and independent filmmakers.

To learn more, visit Montréal International

Montreal, a filmmaking Mecca

A glance at Montreal’s film industry

Montreal has seen an explosion of creativity in recent years thanks to the growing number of alliances between its special effects, video game and film industries—media sectors which have become increasingly interconnected and complementary.

The creativity and innovation shown by some of Quebec’s major players, including Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory and Autodesk, are recognized worldwide and attract countless foreign directors and producers.

170 foreign films have been shot in Montreal over the past five years.

Did you know?

With over 40 visual effects companies, Montreal is one of the largest post-production centres in the world.

Montreal can easily pass for New York, Paris or even Moscow.

In 2005, Fast Company magazine ranked Montreal among the top five most attractive international cities for attractive international cities to creative workers.

To learn more, visit the Québec Film and Television Council


International delegations program

Coming to your screens is an international Montreal event that will serve as an information exchange and networking forum for industry professionals from all over the world. To encourage the participation of Canadian and foreign delegations and professional associations, we are offering these groups a special package.

Benefits of participating as a delegation (minimum of 5 people):

  • 50% discount on all Coming to your screens activity admission ticket (Regular price: 595$)
  • A 6th free ticket (for every 5 people)
  • 10% discount on the cost of a room at the Hyatt Regency Montreal hotel
  • Reserved stand in the networking space, with tables, chairs and a video screen
  • Free participation in the Pitch Hall, a vehicle for video content creators and producers who want to present their projects to content buyers and a wider audience (subject to eligibility)
  • Private meetings with local or international industry professionals, organized upon request by the Coming to your screens team
  • A tour of Montreal’s leading media industry players, coordinated by a local professional group
  • Promotion of your participation on the event website
  • Support and helpful information regarding your stay in Montreal
  • Letter of invitation, following your needs, to support your Canadian Visa applications.

 

International Delegation Registration

To register, fill out the following form and email it to sm@evolumedia.ca


Venue

hyattregency

Hyatt Regency Montréal
1255, rue Jeanne-Mance
Montreal, Québec, Canada, H5B 1E5
Tél: +1 514 982 1234
Fax: +1 514 285 1243
http://montreal.hyatt.com

Located in the heart of Quartier des Spectacles, Hyatt Regency is the ideal hotel for enjoying the city’s many entertaining activities, attractions and special events.

Maps and itinerarie

Hyatt Regency Montreal provides direct access to two different metro stations on major network lines:
  • Green line, Place-des-Arts Station
  • Orange line, Place-d’Armes Station

Montreal-Trudeau Airport – (YUL)

Follow the signs for Highway 20 East/Est towards Montreal-Follow the signs for Autoroute Ville-Marie 720 East/Est and keep right.-Take exit 6 Berri/St-Laurent, direction St-Laurent Street. up to Rene-Levesque Blvd.-Turn left on Rene-Levesque Blvd then turn right on Jeanne-Mance Street. Hyatt Regency Montreal is located on  right hand side of Jeanne-Mance Street and the corner of St. Catherine Street.

Parking at the Hyatt Regency Montreal

Valet parking (without privileges ingoing or outgoing):

  • 
6 $ (0 to 30 min/minimum)
  • 
12 $ (31 to 60 min)
  • 18 $ (61 to 90 min)
  • 21 $ (91 to 120 min)
  • 30 $ (+ 121 min)

24 hour valet parking (with privileges ingoing and outgoing)

  • $ 30 (all day)

 


Accommodation

 

  1. A 10% discount on your room reservation at the Hyatt Regency Montreal is offered to Coming to your screens participants, as well as all Pitch Hall / Pitch Challenge participants (please ask us for the promo code)

    Hyatt Regency Montreal

    Address: 1255, Jeanne-Mance street, Montreal, QC, H5B 1E5, Canada
    Tél.: +1 514 982 1234
    Fax: +1 514 285 1243
    http://montreal.hyatt.com

Near the site of the event, we also suggest the following hotels:

  1. Delta Montreal Hotel
    Address: 475 President Kennedy Ave., Montreal, QC H3A 1J7, Canada
    Tél.: +1 514-286-1986
    Fax: +1 514-284-4342
    Toll Free Reservations: +1 888-890-3222
    https://www.deltahotels.com/
  2. Hotel Le Dauphin Montréal Centre-Ville
    Address: 1025 de Bleury Street, Montreal, QC H2Z 1M7, Canada
    Tél. : +1 514 788-3888
    Fax : +1 514 788-3889
    Toll Free Reservations: 1-888-784-3888
    http://www.hotelsdauphin.ca/