Hamilton film office nominated for international award

This post, from August 31, has details on the Hamilton Film Office’s nomination for an international award.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City’s Film Office has been nominated for the Location Managers Guild International Award for its help facilitating the filming of the second season of the popular Netflix show, the Umbrella Academy.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Hamilton Film Office nominated for international award

AUGUST 31 2021

The full City of Hamilton release can be found here.

HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton’s Film Office has been nominated for the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Award for Outstanding Film Commission. The LMGI is an organization of location professionals who work directly with local film offices to scout locations and secure permits and permissions for upcoming films or TV shows.

The Hamilton Film Office was nominated for facilitating the filming of the second season of Netflix’s Umbrella Academy, which filmed throughout the City over 57 days in 2019. The production brought in $15 million dollars to the community.

The City of Hamilton is the only Canadian jurisdiction nominated. This recognition speaks to the strong relationship the city has with the film industry and the cross-departmental support for filming within Hamilton.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 23, 2021, during the 8th annual Location Managers Guild International Awards event

Quick Facts

  • Hamilton is home to over 9,000 film workers and 900 film-related businesses, making it the 3rd largest cluster of film businesses in Canada.
  • 108 productions have registered to film in Hamilton in 2021, with 543 film permits issued.
  • 2021 has been a record-breaking year for the amount of filming in Hamilton, including the amount of direct spending in the city for a record of 62 million dollars going into the community through location fees, hotels, and donations.
  • 113 film productions were hosted in Hamilton in 2020.

Questions or concerns?

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