Vancouver Film Studios sold to major L.A. movie industry group
One of B.C.’s biggest film studios has been sold to a major Los Angeles-based real estate and movie industry player.
Vancouver Film Studios (VFS), part of the family-owned McLean Group of Companies, is now owned by Hackman Capital Partners.
The studio constitutes 13 sound stages, construction mills and office space, and has been used for such major projects as Deadpool, The Flash and Yellowjackets. VFS has worked with an array of film and TV studios including Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Studios, NBC Universal, Netflix, Apple and CBS.
Also sold in the transaction are McLean Group companies Pacific Backlot, which provides lighting, grip and production equipment, and Signal Systems, which offers communications services.
“Vancouver Film Studios has been a core company in our family business for 25 years and we are confident (Hackman Capital) will take what we have built to even greater heights,” said CEO Jason McLean in a release. “Their expertise in the film industry combined with our exceptional team make for an ‘all-star cast.’”