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JULY 16, 2021
Construction work on a 137,000-square-foot film studio with three planned soundstages is underway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as demand from Hollywood for precious studio space in Canada grows.
Sky Studios, set to open by the end of the year, will be built over nine acres and on the former headquarters of women’s apparel maker Nygard International. A Vancouver-based partnership, the Eighth Avenue Development Group, bought the property and is retrofitting the facility to draw major studios and streamers looking to tap Manitoba’s Film and Media Tax Credit, which offsets up to 65 percent on local labor or up to 38 percent on eligible Manitoba expenditures.