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Sim Acquires The Crossing Studios

Television and feature film production facilities in Vancouver now part of the Group.

David Alexander Willis

Television and feature film production facilities in Vancouver now part of the Group.

Adding almost 400,000 square feet of studio space located in Vancouver, Canada, the Sim Group has announced that it will integrate The Crossing Studios full-service studio and production facilities. It is the second largest studio in the lower mainland of Vancouver.

Facility founder Dian Cross-Massey

The Crossing Studios, founded by Dian Cross-Massey in 2015, will continue to stay open, adding services available through Sim to expand their camera, lighting and grip offerings. 

In addition to easy access to nearby Vancouver International Airport as well as a number of local suppliers, The Crossing Studios facilities include nine buildings located within 30 minutes of downtown Vancouver. The Crossing Studios also has postproduction services including Avid suite rentals, DIT and dailies correction, color grading and high speed networking. Previous clients include Viacom, Fox, Nickelodeon, Lifetime, Sony Pictures, NBCUniversal and ABC.

“The decision to add The Crossing Studios to the Sim family was a natural one,” said James Haggarty, CEO, Sim Group, via the press release. “Through our end-to-end services, we pride ourselves on delivering streamlined solutions that simplify the customer experience. Dian and her team are extremely well-respected within the entertainment industry, and together, we’ll not only be able to support the incredible growth in the Vancouver market, but clients will have the option to package everything they need from pre-production through post for better service and efficiencies.”

Sim operates facilities in Los Angeles, Toronto, Ontario, Atlanta and New York. The company’s teams and services have supported recent productions including Deadpool, OJ: Made in America, Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot, Stranger Things and Handmaid’s Tale.  

“What attracted us to Sim was our joint commitment and dedication to superior customer service through building and maintaining long-term relationships,” said Cross-Massey. “When I was a producer, I worked with Sim regularly and always felt they had the same approach to fair, honest work as I did, so when the opportunity presented itself to combine resources and support our shared clients with more offerings, the decision to join together felt right.”

Following the acquisition of Crossing Studios, Sim Group rebranded to Sim this last October. Sim offers four divisions for end-to-end production services: Studios, Camera, Lighting & Grip, and Post.

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