Pinewood Toronto taps Edith Myers

Will replace outgoing studio president Ken Ferguson

TORONTO -- Pinewood Shepperton has hired Edith Myers as managing director of Pinewood Toronto Studios, replacing outgoing studio president Ken Ferguson.

The hire follows the British studio giant taking control of the former Filmport studio in Toronto as part of a five-year management deal after the city of Toronto came on board as a minority investor.

Details of Pinewood's sales and marketing agreement to run the Toronto studio will be unveiled Thursday during a media call to be hosted by Myers and Pinewood Shepperton CEO Ivan Dunleavy.

Other new investors in Pinewood Toronto Studios include Toronto real estate developer Alfredo Romano of Castlepoint Developments and ROI Capital, who joined with the city of Toronto to buy out the 80% share held by studio founder Sam Reisman of the Rose Corp.

Paul Bronfman, owner of the Comweb Group and William White, the film equipment supplier, will remain on board at the renamed Pinewood Toronto Studios with a 20% stake.
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