Toronto, Canada (July 7, 2020) - William F. White International Inc. is excited to introduce Century Studio, its 3 rd studio location in Toronto, and 9 th property in Canada. “There’s no denying it’s been a difficult year, not only within the film industry, but all over the world,” says...
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Production Recovery Stage Update | Last Updated: October 20, 2020 Across the country, provinces have been announcing plans to return to work and our own Recovery Plan is following suit. Below is the current status of each of the geographic markets in which we operate. The recovery stage of each...
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RECOVERY STAGE UPDATE - June 15, 2020 Across the country, provinces have been announcing plans to return to work and our own Recovery Plan is following suit. Below is the current status of each of the geographic markets in which we operate. The recovery stage of each market will change based on the...
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RECOVERY STAGE UPDATE - June 1, 2020 Across the country, provinces have been announcing plans to return to work and our own Recovery Plan is following suit. Below is the current status of each of the geographic markets in which we operate. The recovery stage of each market will change based on the...
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RECOVERY STAGE UPDATE - June 1, 2020 Across the country, provinces have been announcing plans to return to work and our own Recovery Plan is following suit. Below is the current status of each of the geographic markets in which we operate. The recovery stage of each market will change based on the...
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Recovery Stage Update - May 28, 2020 Across the country, provinces have been announcing plans to return to work and our own Recovery Plan is following suit. Below is the current status of each of the geographic markets in which we operate. The recovery stage of each market will change based on the...
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Recovery Stage Update- May 21, 2020 Across the country, provinces have been announcing plans to return to work and our own Recovery Plan is following suit. Below is the current status of each of the geographic markets in which we operate. The recovery stage of each market will change based on the...
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Operational Changes - May 21, 2020 Over the past couple of months our teams at Whites have worked tirelessly to determine how best to adapt our operations to a new normal. Every line of business has assessed the impact of these unprecedented conditions on our operations with three goals in mind:...
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The health and safety of our staff and your crew is always a top priority, and it’s especially pertinent as we adapt to the ever-changing conditions in which we operate. All our lines of business have been diligently planning our return to full operations for when you’re ready to resume...
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Dear Clients, As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are actively considering what is best for the health and safety of our staff, our customers and the communities that we serve. Our industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been proactive, swift and wide ranging. Every...
OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY - COVID-19 UPDATE The safety and well-being of our customers, our teammates, family members and the communities we serve is of the utmost importance to us and our entire team. We are actively monitoring developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking...
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Toronto, Canada (February 27, 2020) - William F. White International Inc. is excited to introduce Cantay Studio, its 2 nd studio location in Mississauga (Toronto), and 8 th property in Canada. “William F. White Studios is continuing its Canada-wide expansion to support increasing production needs...
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On Monday, January 13 th , the nominations for the 92 nd Academy Awards were announced at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by actors/producers John Cho and Issa Rae. The Lighthouse , which filmed with lighting, grip and specialty equipment from our Halifax office, was...
Paul Bronfman is pleased to announce the sale of William F White International to Ashtead Group through an affiliate of its wholly owned subsidiary Sunbelt Rentals of Canada, Inc. (Sunbelt). William F. White is Canada’s oldest and largest rental provider of production equipment, services and...
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Women in Film & Television-Toronto (WIFT-T) is proud to announce Hayley Brown, as the recipient of its 2019 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship. “We are so pleased to have someone as energetic and creatively driven as Hayley win this mentorship. We know that she’ll take full...
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Basic Electrical and Lighting Safety Protocols We understand the locations and conditions that we work in sometimes means equipment needs to perform in harsh environments. As equipment advances technologically, in some cases, it becomes more sensitive to these surroundings and may also require...
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On Tuesday, September 10 th , we held our annual TIFF event on the rooftop of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Staff, clients, colleagues and friends joined us for an evening celebrating the thriving Canadian film industry. Amidst the festivities, two company-sponsored scholarship awards were given out to...
The Toronto Internal Film Festival (TIFF) is upon us. A host of brand-new films and exclusive world premieres have been revealed in the last few weeks. In total, ten films were provided with Lighting & Grip , LES and Specialty Equipment from our Vancouver, Sudbury, Toronto and Halifax locations...
William F. White is committed to doing its part to reduce the impact of the entertainment industry on our environment. We’re proud to introduce the MovieQuiet ECO series, a product line designed to provide clean, reliable, quiet and renewable power to set. The MovieQuiet ECO series are...
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Following the unfortunate passing of our long-time friend and colleague Stewart Aziz last December, a scholarship/endowment fund has been set up at Humber College to honour his memory and many contributions to the industry. Among many, our Chairman/CEO, Paul Bronfman , along with our friends, Frank...
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by Joseph Monachino Mississauga is on the verge of becoming a prime film production city in the Greater Toronto Area. I recently interviewed Rick Perotto, Vice-President of Business Development of Comweb Corporation, in regards to his company’s initiatives in the film industry in Mississauga...
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On Thursday, June 13 th , the Toronto Raptors won their first ever NBA championship after defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the finals. It was the Raptors’ first time making it to the finals since the team’s inception in 1995. The city of Toronto announced a Raptors...
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Toronto, Canada (May 27, 2019) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of William F. White International Inc. is proud to announce the relocation of its Halifax location into an expanded warehouse and office area in time for the office’s 25 th anniversary. Our Halifax office originally opened its doors...
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Toronto, Canada (May 21, 2019) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of William F. White International Inc. is excited to announce the expansion of William F. White Studios with a sixth purpose-renovated property; Edwards Blvd Studio. “William F. White Studio has been searching for a prime property...
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Toronto, Canada (May 21, 2019) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of William F. White International Inc. is proud to announce an additional multipurpose studio property under the William F. White Studios banner; Lakewood Studio in Vancouver. The company holds five prominent properties in Vancouver...
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Toronto, Canada (April 24, 2019) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and William F. White International Inc. is honoured to announce Julie Bristow has accepted an invitation to join the Comweb/William F. White Board of Advisors. “Julie has long been a champion of high-quality Canadian...
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Toronto, Canada (March 14, 2019) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of William F. White International Inc. is proud to announce the addition of a fourth purpose-renovated studio property under the Studios banner; Copperwood Studio in Vancouver. The company holds four premiere properties in Vancouver...
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February Freeze is an annual tradeshow well-known as the Cine Gear or NAB of the north. For 17 years, we’ve been opening our doors to provide an exclusive opportunity to experience firsthand the industry’s leading technological advancements from over 50 established vendors and product...
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William F. White Toronto has been partnering with SDI Marketing to provide Rogers Hometown Hockey with the necessary load-sharing generator power and support to run this celebrated cross-country event since its inception in 2014. This year’s festival kicked off in Kitchener, Ontario on...
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On Saturday, October 20 th , the 17 th Annual Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) Awards were presented at a star-studded event held at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Productions provided with Lighting & Grip, Camera, Specialty Equipment and LES were awarded 18 trophies throughout the evening...
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TORONTO ( September 11, 2018) - Paul Bronfman, Chairmain/CEO of Comweb Corporation/William F. White Int’l and Slawko Klymkiw, CEO of the Canadian Film Centre (CFC), are exceptionally proud to announce the creation of the Jay Switzer Comweb/William F. White Int’l Indigenous Creator...
On Monday, September 10th, 2018, Comweb/William F. White Board of Advisors member and friend of the company, Bernie J. Nisker, passed away following a brief battle with esophageal cancer. A seasoned chartered accountant with over 40 years of executive-level experience, Bernie successfully led...
The Toronto Internal Film Festival (TIFF) is upon us once more and a host of brand new films and exclusive world premieres have been revealed in the last few weeks. A number of films represented were provided with Camera , Lighting & Grip , LES and Specialty Equipment from our Vancouver,...
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Toronto, Canada (July 3, 2018) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and William F. White International Inc. is honoured to announce John Morayniss has accepted an invitation to join the Comweb/William F. White Board of Advisors. “I feel incredibly grateful John has honoured us by joining...
- Nanci MacLean named President, Geoff Grant appointed General Manager - - Randy Lennox, Nikki Moffat, and Arjan Stroomberg join the Pinewood Toronto Studios Board of Directors - TORONTO (May 15, 2018) - Bell Media is pleased to confirm the completion yesterday of its previously announced plan to...
Toronto, Canada (April 27, 2018) - William F. White International Inc. has announced that it will be expanding its multiple-service offerings to include purpose-renovated film studios. Whites will offer two distinct film studio experiences under the Studios brand in Vancouver; Ironwood Studio and...
- Bell Media to expand its industry leading content production role with majority interest in 330,000 square foot purpose-built production lot in Toronto - To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/2IM1jy0 TORONTO (March 29, 2018) - Bell Media announced today it has entered into an agreement for its...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22nd, 2018, Vancouver, BC) Producers Marie Clements (MCM Inc.), Lael McCall (Principia Productions), Michelle Morris (Lily Pictures), and the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers announce the start of production on Marie Clements’ much-anticipated...
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“The Shape of Water,” which utilized L ighting & Grip , Specialty Equipment and LES from our Toronto location, won 4 Oscars at the 90 th Academy Awards. Following multiple wins at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) and the Golden Globes, “The Shape of Water” made its mark at the...
On Monday, January 29 th , 2018, Comweb/William F. White Board of Advisors member and long-time friend of the company, Jay Switzer, passed away after a six month battle with brain cancer. A respected veteran of the Canadian entertainment industry for over 25 years, Switzer joined the Comweb Board...
Toronto, Canada (February 2, 2018) - William F. White International Inc. has announced that its Sudbury location will be expanding with a new office and warehouse. Our Sudbury location originally opened its doors in 2014 to share space with Northern Ontario Film Studios, a former ice rink...
William F. White Int’l Doubles Programming for 17 th Annual February Freeze with 2 nd Day Added! Toronto, Canada (January 11, 2018) - William F. White International Inc. has announced the return of its yearly technology showcase, the February Freeze! This gathering of the world’s...
Toronto, Canada - August 14, 2017 - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and leading equipment provider, William F. White International Inc., today announced that two new filming spaces, the Immersive LED Studio and William F. White Space are officially open for business at the William F...
Winnipeg, Manitoba - May 12, 2017 - On Screen Manitoba , William F. White Int’l and New Media Manitoba are proud to announce the launch of an innovative co-venture that will put key digital media production tools in the hands of Manitoba content creators and game designers. The Mobile Media...
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Toronto, Canada - April 19, 2017 - Women in Film & Television - Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Caitlin Carmody as the recipient of the 2017 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship . The comprehensive five-day mentorship provides an emerging filmmaker with an opportunity to...
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Women in Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is pleased to announce producer Synnove Godeseth is the recipient of the 2017 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship. “This program is designed for an independent producer who has demonstrated she is ready to increase her knowledge of...
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Toronto, Canada - January 23, 2017 - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and leading equipment provider, William F. White International Inc., today announced that the company has entered into a first-in-Canada exclusive partnership/representation agreement with California-based drone...
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Toronto, Canada (September 22, 2016) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and leading equipment provider, William F. White International Inc. today announced that Catherine Tait, long-time producer and President/Founding Partner of Duopoly Inc., has been selected to join Comweb’s...
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Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and leading equipment provider, William F. White International Inc. has announced the exclusive launch of a new mobile app in association with Croogloo Inc. designed to streamline and digitize the way crew information is distributed and obtained. Croogloo...
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- EAST MEETS WEST - Toronto, Canada (July 5th, 2016) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and leading equipment provider, William F. White International Inc. has announced today that the Remote Heads & Cranes department in Toronto will be combining its vast inventory with Telescopic...
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Toronto, Canada (May 18, 2016) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and leading equipment provider, William F. White International Inc. announced today that William F. White Calgary is officially open for business as anchor tenant at the long-awaited $28-million Calgary Film Centre (CFC)...
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Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and leading equipment provider, William F. White International Inc. announced the William F. White/Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematography Scholarship at Saturday night’s Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards, which took place at the Arcadian Court in...
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On Tuesday, February 9th, William F. White played host to record-breaking February Freeze attendance for its 15 th Anniversary as nearly 1,000 of the industry’s top production professionals descended upon William F. White Centre, Toronto’s largest world-class production support complex...
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Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and leading equipment provider, William F. White International Inc. has announced the launch of a new department at William F. White Toronto dedicated to providing professional camera rental and related technical services. The camera department which will...
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Toronto, Canada (September 10, 2015) - Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and leading equipment provider, William F. White International Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of William F. White Live Events, a new national department specifically dedicated to servicing live events across...
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