BC FILM INDUSTRY

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My Day As A Movie Extra

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.
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Jumbo Worries For B.C. Film

The unexpected Liberal victory in Tuesday’s provincial election is good news for B.C.’s business community — but not every industry is celebrating. - More on the controversial Jumbo project The Jumb...
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How Much Are Taxpayers Really Paying To Host The Stars?

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.
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Minister Shouted Down By B.C. Filmmaker

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 help. Community, Sport and Cultural Development Mini...
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Hollywood Likes Vancouver: Dix

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. Dix was in Los Angeles meeting with film executives as the...
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Going To Bat For B.C. Film

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's New Democratic Party Leader Adrian Dix hopes to land a supporting role in saving the province's television and film industry.Dix is in Los Angeles for two days of discus...
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Thousands Rally For B.C. Film

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.’s film industry. “I’m here because we need as muc...