Strong Start for 2017-18 Television Season Contributes to a Happy New Year in BC’s Production Sector

January 11, 2017
Posted by: Leslie Wootton


Vancouver, BC — Early news in 2017 that the CW has renewed seven of its television series for the 2017-18 season is a boon for the British Columbia production sector, with five of the seven series A�made in BC.

Arrow,A�The Flash,A�DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,A�Supergirl, andA�Supernatural — the latter now entering it’s 13th season — are proof of A�BC’s successful, continuing role in television. With an average 500 jobs created per show, the decision amounts to thousands of jobs and upwards of $500 million in production spending in the province in the coming year on these A�productions alone.

“With major industry players like Netflix and Amazon now in the picture, the film and television landscape is fluid; we are working with new and changing content demands that are transforming traditional timelines,” said Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) Chair Peter Leitch. A�”If we continue to do our part in BC, contributing quality, competitiveness and sustainability in content creation — then we are positioned well to maintain and grow our share of North American production within the global creative economy,” Leitch added.

Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (airing Jan.13) is just commencing A�its 2nd season in BC, while A�Amazon’sA�The Man In the High Castle is gearing up to shoot Season 3 — all of which adds up to a promising start for the 2017-18 television production season in BC.

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is a member-based, non-profit society established in April 2002 to grow, diversify and promote a competitive and sustainable motion picture production industry in British Columbia.

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