SIM Digital announced today that it has acquired PS Production Services Ltd, one of Canada’s largest lighting, grip, generator, digital camera, and dolly equipment rental houses with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax. This latest move by SIM follows a string of acquisitions including Bling Digital in 2009 and Master Key Finishing in 2012. The amalgamation of services saw SIM strengthen its global position as the most comprehensive service provider for the motion picture and television industry. The addition of PS further fuels those offerings, a service model that has been widely embraced by the industry.
Douglas Barrett, President and CEO of PS Production Services Ltd., today announced that Paul Pope, founder and senior producer at Pope Productions in Newfoundland, is the recipient of the 2013 Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award. The award was presented to Paul at the annual PS Dinner on the Hill, held during the Canadian Media Production Association Prime Time Conference in Ottawa.
Many didn’t know that Doug had a passionate ambition to direct his own films. For years, he had projects in development in the hope that one of them would move into production. Well, at the very end of his life, his dream did come true.