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MPPIA Rolls out the Green Carpet at the Stephen J. Cannell Classic for Charity June 16, 2017

The BC motion picture production community gathers on the ‘green carpet’ at Point Grey Golf & Country Club this Monday June 19 for the 2017 edition of the Stephen J. Cannell Classic Golf Tournament. Golfer Registration:                     10:00 am Brunch:                                      10:00 am Opening Remarks                       11:45 am Shotgu Read more....

Message From the Chair: Where to grow in 2017/18 June 13, 2017

June 4th was the final celebration in a three night tribute to film and television excellence in British Columbia at the 2017 Leo Awards. The message that resonated from the podium: let's build BC based talent, creative content, IP ownership -- right here at home -- to ensure that our entertainment production sector is viable and sustainable in BC for future generations. It's an important message for MPPIA to Read more....

MPPIA Board Announces 2017/18 Executive Committee June 1, 2017

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is pleased to announce its Executive Committee for 2017/18: Peter Leitch, Chair -- North Shore/Mammoth Studios Liz Shorten, 1st Vice Chair -- Canadian Media Production Association, BC Producers Branch Phil Klapwyk, 2nd Vice Chair -- IATSE 891 George Paterson, Secretary -- Cool Air Rentals Jim Westwell, Treasurer -- Line Consulting Ex Read more....

Keith Cutler Remembers the Late Grace McCarthy’s Contribution to BC’s Film Industry May 31, 2017

Grace McCarthy: The Impossible Dream Keith Cutler remembers how it all began. Barely mentioned in news stories of the public life of the late Grace McCarthy is her establishment of the first film commission in BC. Yet, arguably, that act alone was the beginning of the industry we enjoy today –third largest production Center in North America, capable of handling some 50-odd gigs at a time, generating up Read more....

MPPIA Celebrates Creative Industries Week 2017: Industry Youth Mentor Jim Crescenzo is Honoured with the ‘BC Creates Community Builders’ Award March 3, 2017

As part of BC’s Creative Industries Week celebration, the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) gathered with colleagues from across the screen production sector tonight  to celebrate a collective commitment to community engagement. ‘BC Creates Community Builders’ captures the spirit and intent of the industry’s social participation with valued community partners. MPPIA presente Read more....

Strong Start for 2017-18 Television Season Contributes to a Happy New Year in BC’s Production Sector January 11, 2017

  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  made in BC. Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Supernatural -- the latter now entering it's 13th season -- are proof of  BC's successful, continuing role in television. With Read more....

MPPIA in 2017: Greater Strides Ahead for a Fortified Industry Association January 10, 2017

Coming off  of 2016 -- one of our busiest years ever -- MPPIA and BC's screen production industry at large will not break the momentum in the pace of our progress. Just two weeks into the new year and 2017 is already stacking up opportunities for action that will make a difference to our future, both near and long term. 2016 was an eventful ride with some tricky terrain to navigate, but we ended the year strong Read more....

10th Anniversary MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced November 16, 2016

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to present the 10th Anniversary edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 16th annual Whistler Film Festival: Saturday, December 3, 12:30 pm-2 pm, Maury Young Arts Centre. The tenth cycle of the MPPIA Short Film Pitch will again be distinguished by five talented em Read more....

MPPIA Board Appoints New Executive Coordinator November 3, 2016

The Motion Picture Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Climenhaga to the newly established position of Executive Coordinator, effective November 1, 2016. “This full-time role is an important operational step for MPPIA, enabling a new level of outreach to our members and support for our work on behalf of the industry,” said MPPIA Board Chair Peter Leitch. “Wi Read more....

Reel Thanksgiving Challenge Yields Record Giving in BC’s Film & TV Community October 19, 2016

Film & Television productions across British Columbia had a ratings war of a different kind as they lined up against one another in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank: The Reel Thanksgiving Challenge 2016. This year industry sponsors supported local productions together raising a grand total of $156,830.00 in funds and food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. The 2016  campaign breaks all previous r Read more....