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#1 John Salim

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 06:39 PM

Technicolor has confirmed plans to close its North Hollywood release printing plant in the first half of 2011 and consolidate all North American release print operations in Mirabel, outside Montreal. Once that happens, Technicolor will no longer strike release prints in the U.S.

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#2 Dominic Case

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 10:06 PM

Not surprising about Technicolor. They and Deluxe have been over-building global printing capacity for years now, making hay while the release printing sun shines. Now it's approaching sunset for film distribution. Printing isn't a big thing for Tech. anymore, anyway, and the N Hollywood plant has been threatened with closure, relocation or whatever for a while. It's old.
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 04:05 AM

..., and the N Hollywood plant has been threatened with closure, relocation or whatever for a while. It's old.


Oy. And I remember when it was new. They moved up there in the mid 1970's, when they sent the IB line to China.





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#4 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 03:50 PM

Mirabel is a special business park. The Canadian Government built what was supposed to be the Airport of the future, miles from the city of Montreal that it was supposed to serve. The travel industry rebelled and stayed at Dorval (Now Called Pierre Trudeau), and Mirabel (Which at one time even had a picture of a white eliphant as it's Logo) became a industrial/freight airport with industrial land around it.

An Operator Like Technicolour can make hay with the tax breaks, and still ship products by air almost directly to anywhere in North America. Electric power is cheep in Quebec, (James Bay) and water is not an issue. One does have to have French speaking managers to meet Bill 101, but in Technicolor's case the plant does not have to deal directly with the end customer so the fact that the sign on the building is required to be in French would not be an issue.
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