Ever recognized a location from Queen's Gambit, The Handmaid's Tale, Flatliners, or Men with Brooms?
These shows all had scenes filmed right here in the city of Cambridge. On Friday, February 5th, we were joined by Business Information Officer Devon Hogue,
who spoke with us about what goes on behind the scenes and how filming impacts local commerce and economic development.
According to Netflix - Over 62 MILLION households watched this series in its first 28 days on Netflix (making it the most successful limited series streamed on their platform). The streaming giant boasted about the success of “The Queen’s Gambit,” saying that the show made the Top 10 in 92 countries and ranked No. 1 in 63 countries, including the U.K., Argentina, Israel and South Africa. The crew spent 2 of their 10 days in Ontario, filming right here in the city of Cambridge. The rest of the project filmed internationally.


Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the camera of your favourite television show?  Devon Hogue discusses the opportunities and challenges of filming on location in the City of Cambridge. Find out what shows have filmed locally, how Economic Development attempts to balance the needs of the community with the wants of the industry, what type of impact this has on our city, and how the film team ensures a production company gets their perfect shot.


Devon Hogue is a community builder, supporter and cheerleader from Cambridge.  She has been an enthusiastic municipal professional for almost 20 years - 14 of which were spent within the Clerks Division before moving into Economic Development.  Devon is currently employed as the Business Information Officer for the City of Cambridge, where she specializes in municipal film program development, coordination and promotion.  She has studied Economic Development at the University of Waterloo, Leadership Development with Conestoga College and Municipal Administration through the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO).  Dedicated to lifelong learning, Devon is currently studying digital marketing through McMaster University. 

Devon is passionate about her community, building positive relationships and experiences within it, and watching the burgeoning film industry grow throughout Ontario.  Outside of work, Devon enjoys spending time with her 3 daughters, family and friends - and her perfect night out involves karaoke. Find her on twitter @DevonMHogue.