Now here’s a leading man. Alberta’s beautiful landscapes have long attracted major film and television productions, and our talented crews have kept a steady stream of smaller projects on the go to fill the gaps. But until now, the industry didn’t have a world-class sound stage – a shiny jewel of technology and space that could both extend the shooting season and meet the expectations of high-end clients. Enter the evangelist-in-chief for Calgary’s film and television sector, Luke Azevedo, who wrangled $10 million from the city and $5 million from the province to help build a $22.8-million film studio. Coming next spring, it will have two sound stages (at 20,000 and 30,000 square feet, respectively), 18,000 square feet of warehouse space and up to 15,000 square feet for props, sets and wardrobes.
Luke Azevedo: Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2014
Takeaway: A look at Luke Azevedo.