Vancouver Weekly Wrapup: 3/1/17

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♦ Kelowna will soon be home to a state of the art production studio. The Okanagan Film Commission says Eagle Creek Studios plans to build a studio in Kelowna on Spectrum Court near the Kelowna airport. Film commissioner Jon Summerland said the studio is a coup for Kelowna. “This kind of facility will create the infrastructure we need here to bring in the big productions and TV series and base them here. It will create full time employment for many people and will also create new businesses like prop shops, hair and make-up departments,” he said… READ MORE

Hell on Wheels

♦ Alberta is poised to become the next major hub for film and TV in North America, but will miss its chance if the province’s incentives aren’t quickly improved to compete with other jurisdictions. That’s the underlying message of a campaign launched this week by various associations, unions and guilds within the Alberta film and TV industry… READ MORE

♦ The 2017 TV pilot season has officially arrived in Vancouver. This article will be continuously updated with the cast and description of each pilot filming in Vancouver, as well as it’s pickup status. Check back often for updates… READ MORE

♦ Vancouver stargazers caught a glimpse of some A-list talent sharing a kiss in Coal Harbour Tuesday afternoon. Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, in Vancouver shooting the survival/romance movie The Mountain Between Us, embraced and kissed while filming a pivotal scene in Oceanic Plaza (1066 West Hastings) outside the Meat & Bread restaurant… READ MORE

Back to God’s Country

♦ Made in 1919, Back to God’s Country is a notable “first” in many ways for Canadian cinema. It’s the earliest homegrown feature film to have survived time, thanks to a miraculous rare find of a print in the 1980s. It’s also the most successful Canadian silent film ever, grossing 1.5 million dollars on a $67,000 budget. And it’s the earliest Canadian movie to feature a nude scene… READ MORE

Compiled and submitted by Meagan Hotz

 

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