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B.C. orgs, Netflix partner on screenwriting initiative

The Pacific Screenwriting Program, supported by Creative BC, CMPA and WGC, is part of the streamer’s $25-million pledge to invest in Canadian creatives.

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Production spend in B.C. up 31% in 2017/18

While the province hosted more than $3.4 billion in production across the year, more spending is anticipated as Apple, Facebook Watch and Disney set up productions in Vancouver.

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CBC and Creative BC launch $300K digital fund

The CBC + Creative BC Digital Production Fund will direct at least 50% of its funding to projects led by female creators.

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Creative BC, Irish Film Board partner on co-development fund

At least half of the funding will go to projects with a female writer or director attached.

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B.C. industry expecting higher volume of U.S. business in 2018

“From the major studios to the streaming services, everyone is projecting more activity going into 2018,” said Creative BC’s Prem Gill, following a trade mission to L.A.

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Creative BC launches Reel Green five-year plan

Aiming to reduce the production industry’s environmental footprint, the plan is supported by 13 organizations, including William F. White and Vancouver Film Studios.

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Storyhive names 100K winners

Twenty five projects from creators in B.C. and Alberta will receive up to $100,000 each and mentorship from the NSI.

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Stuntwoman dies on Deadpool 2 set

Joi Harris was a professional motorcycle racer from the United States.

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Timeless leaves Vancouver for California

The series is the third to leave the city this year to take advantage of California’s updated tax incentive program.

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Telefilm updates development program

The changes include more funding for women-led projects and extra support for emerging talent.

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B.C. gets new film commissioner

Sandi Richter Cooper will take over from Creative BC VP and acting film commissioner Robert Wong.

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Creative BC, Irish Film Board partner on adventure series

The Gulliver Curse will be filmed in Ireland with post-production and VFX work completed in B.C. (Creative BC’s Robert Wong pictured.)