Bc Film Industry

My Day As A Movie Extra

Heather Magee | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

For nothing more than a laugh, my husband and I signed up for a local agency responsible for wrangling movie extras. And we get called -- a lot. Our availability limits what we can do, as we both have 9-5 day gigs, but I happened to have this past Monday off which co-ordinated nicely with an extra opportunity for a feature film.

Jumbo Worries For B.C. Film

CBC | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The unexpected Liberal victory in Tuesday’s provincial election is good news for B.C.’s business community — but not every industry is celebrati...

How Much Are Taxpayers Really Paying To Host The Stars?

Mark Milke | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

There is apparently no shortage of politicians with a not-so-secret Hollywood love affair: they love to throw tax sweeteners and direct subsidies at the film industry, this in an effort to lure film production to their province or state. In British Columbia, the existing film tax credit hit the provincial treasury for $331 million in the last year alone.

B.C. Special Effects Jobs Sent Overseas

CBC | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Movie visual effects (VFX) artists working in B.C. say post-production companies are taking advantage of the province's tax credits, then subcontracti...

Minister Shouted Down By B.C. Filmmaker

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. filmmaker shouted down the province's cultural development minister Thursday as he announced new funding some in the film industry say won't he...

Did You Know These Films Were Shot In B.C.?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbia's film industry, responsible for popular films such as "Watchmen," "Jumanji" and "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," is shaping up ...

Hollywood Likes Vancouver: Dix

CBC | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. New Democrat leader Adrian Dix says Hollywood productions want to work in Vancouver and the province needs to do more to attract them. ...

Going To Bat For B.C. Film

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's New Democratic Party Leader Adrian Dix hopes to land a supporting role in saving the province's television and film ind...

Thousands Rally For B.C. Film

CBC | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Thousands of film industry professionals packed into a warehouse at a North Vancouver studio Tuesday night as part of a growing movement to save B.C....

B.C. Film Industry Soars

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - Spending on movies and TV shows in B.C. jumped 16 per cent last year, but the industry is still worried about taxes and the high value of t...