Sudbury firm Copperworks Consulting has opened a media production office, which will offer short-term office rentals for those working in the film, television, and media industry.
Located in the city’s downtown, the 1,400-square-foot space includes three private offices, a boardroom, a reception area, an open-concept bullpen area, and a full kitchen. The space offers everything a production would require in an office space.
“The idea is to create an offering that is completely turnkey so a production can walk in the door, open their laptops and start working,” Copperworks’ Mike Large said in a news release. “We’ve taken care of the phones, the Internet, the copier—just pour a coffee and get to work.”
Currently, the space is booked until the end of August, housing two productions—the feature film Esc and the new season of the TV series Hard Rock Medical produced by Ottawa company Carte Blanche Films, which has shot multiple TV series in the Greater Sudbury area.
Tracy Legault, executive producer at Carte Blanche Films, said there is a need for this service in Sudbury.
“For Carte Blanche, the ability to have a home in the North allows us to focus on production and not sourcing out office space, equipment and services,” Legault said. “We have a long relationship with the Copperworks team and their knowledge of the industry in Northern Ontario gives them a unique ability to serve producers coming to the region.”