Vancouver Weekly Wrapup: 4/21/17

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♦ Neil Patrick Harris is still looking for a “sweet penthouse” in Vancouver for his family to live in while he films new seasons of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The Netflix series starts filming season 2 of its “unhappy and unnerving” series today… READ MORE

♦ Although Hollywood refers to Vancouver as its go-to Canadian production centre on the West Coast, a new study says Burnaby is the site of a booming trade in the industrial real estate where films and TV series are actually being produced. The B.C. Film Industry and Industrial Real Estate study, prepared by the Colliers International Group and released Tuesday, found that 48 per cent of the 2.1 million square feet of Metro Vancouver studio space – a mix of purpose-built studios and former industrial spaces – is actually in Burnaby, to the east of Vancouver. Just 19 per cent is in the city of Vancouver… READ MORE

♦ A look at the Calgary Underground Film Festival… READ MORE

♦ Vancouver hosts an especially large number of shoots for sci-fi, fantasy and superhero action shows. Take a tour of some of the best known futuristic locations in the Hollywood of Canada… READ MORE

♦ This week Hallmark’s Chesapeake Shores season 2 starring Jesse Metcalfe and Meghan Ory starts filming on Vancouver Island. After becoming Hallmark’s most-watched series in its history during its first season, Chesapeake Shores season 2 starts filming on Vancouver Island this week. Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Nanoose Bay and Nanaimo stand-in as the gorgeous backdrop for the series, which is set in a small fictitious town along the Atlantic coast of the US… READ MORE

Compiled and submitted by Meagan Hotz

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