Film industry

Crew on the set of an episode of The Twilight Zone in Ashcroft in February 2020. Film production in the region is busier than ever, and local crew members are in huge demand for a wide variety of positions. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Opportunities in local film industry ‘as big as the imagination’

Many production companies are looking to film in the area, and local crew members are in high demand

 

Crew members on the set of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft in February 2020. A production company that will be filming in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek region for a month starting in early May is looking for locals who want to work as crew members. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Local crews needed for feature films shooting in the region

Two films will be shooting in Ashcroft/Cache Creek and Kamloops in April and May

 

Crew between takes during the filming of an episode of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft, February 2020. Region-wide, filmmaking had an economic impact of nearly $20 million in 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Successful year for filming in region despite pandemic pause

Filming had nearly $20 million in economic impact in TNRD communities

Crew between takes during the filming of an episode of <em>The Twilight Zone</em> in Ashcroft, February 2020. Region-wide, filmmaking had an economic impact of nearly $20 million in 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off March 5.

Women in Film Festival features two B.C. filmmakers

The 16th annual festival kicks off March 5, 2021

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off March 5.
A tuition-free online film craft services course is being offered to residents of remote and rural areas of B.C. (Photo credit: North Island College)

Free film craft services course offered to rural BC residents

Trained craft service workers very much in demand by production companies

A tuition-free online film craft services course is being offered to residents of remote and rural areas of B.C. (Photo credit: North Island College)
Film crew on the set of ‘The Twilight Zone’ in Ashcroft in February 2020. A new online course open to residents of B.C. provides entry-level skills for those looking to get into the film industry. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Free online course provides skills to break into film industry

Production companies always looking for trained, local crew members to work on films, TV shows

Film crew on the set of ‘The Twilight Zone’ in Ashcroft in February 2020. A new online course open to residents of B.C. provides entry-level skills for those looking to get into the film industry. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Langford’s Heather Charlton had dozens of her custom cookies featured in two Hallmark holiday movies. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

How one Vancouver Island baker got her homemade cookies featured in Hallmark films

Film company ended up ordering over 11 dozen cookies

Langford’s Heather Charlton had dozens of her custom cookies featured in two Hallmark holiday movies. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
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B.C. film industry given go-ahead to restart productions halted due to COVID-19

The industry will likely look very different than it was before the pandemic

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A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 14, 2017. British Columbia’s workplace safety agency says multiple failures of a production company contributed to the death of a stunt performer on the set of “Deadpool 2.†THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Deadpool 2’ production company fined by B.C. agency after woman’s death

WorkSafeBC says in a report issued last fall that among other violations, the company did not conduct a risk assessment

A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 14, 2017. British Columbia’s workplace safety agency says multiple failures of a production company contributed to the death of a stunt performer on the set of “Deadpool 2.†THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Garbage used as set dressing for the filming of an episode of The Twilight Zone in Ashcroft was cleaned up before the crew left, but some pleasant reminders of the shoot will remain. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Film company leaves tangible legacy for Ashcroft after production

Town will display ‘Twilight Zone’ connections for some time to come

Garbage used as set dressing for the filming of an episode of The Twilight Zone in Ashcroft was cleaned up before the crew left, but some pleasant reminders of the shoot will remain. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Crew on the set of The Twilight Zone in Ashcroft on Feb. 8, 2020. Trained local crew members are a key to getting more film and TV productions in the area. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

More filming coming to area means more training opportunities

The film commissioner for the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission says that although the…

Crew on the set of The Twilight Zone in Ashcroft on Feb. 8, 2020. Trained local crew members are a key to getting more film and TV productions in the area. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Riverdale star recounts working with Meghan Markle in B.C.

Riverdale star recounts working with Meghan Markle in B.C.

B.C.-born actor Lochlyn Munro is on the series Riverdale and worked with Prince Harry’s fiancee.

Riverdale star recounts working with Meghan Markle in B.C.