Calling all creatines! Everyone’s favourite streaming platform has announced that they’ll be making major moves in order to work closely with the northern television and film community. In a press release sent out early this morning, Netflix announced that they’ll be opening an office in Canada and hiring a dedicated content executive to run the place!
After the overwhelming success of Canadian shows like Anne With An E and Blown Away, big red has finally decided that it was time to lay some roots and make even more magic. Where will the office be? No exact word yet, but most likely in Vancouver or Toronto considering both have nearly equal claim to the title of ‘Hollywood North’.
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Since 2017 alone we have spent more than $2.5B CAD on productions in the country.
Over the last three years, the company has actually put a ton of energy (and $2.5B CAD) into working with organizations and creators across the country to support various projects. Having an office will give them a ‘home’ of sorts to continue to do exactly that – and we love to see it!
“Canada is an amazingly diverse country and growing our presence locally will help us share more authentically Canadian stories with the world, whether through the development of original content or through co-production and licensing opportunities,” they said in a press release.
“As always, the goal is to give our members great choice and control over what they watch.”
So, there you have it, folks. This is pretty cool and we honestly can’t wait. We know we’ve got the IT factor, it’s just about time they recognized that. Welcome to Canada, Netflix, we’re happy to have you!