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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....

Message From the Chair: Paving the Way for a Sustainable Production Industry in BC September 15, 2016

Summer 2016 is likely to go down in the books as one of the busiest ever for BC's screen production sector, which is great news for all the jobs and businesses that are supported by our industry.  The bounty of work has kept every sub-sector and  supplier working at capacity and looking for ways to ensure that we are effectively managing our value proposition as one of North America's leading hubs for screen pr Read more....

MPPIA Short Film Award 10th Anniversary Edition Announced August 8, 2016

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to announce the 10 The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to announce the 10th anniversary edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award  in 2016-17. The MPPIA Short Film Award guidelines an Read more....

Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot’s Star Trek Beyond spent over $69 million in British Columbia and created 3,925 jobs June 22, 2016

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – July 22, 2016 – Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot’s Star Trek Beyond, out in theatres today, provided a significant boost to British Columbia’s economy. New data released today shows that over the course of 78 days of filming, the production was responsible for over $69 million spent in British Columbia. From the construction of the U.S.S. Enterprise at Vancouver Film Read more....

Message From the Chair: Planning for the BC Screen Production Sector’s Long Term Success May 3, 2016

BC's screen production industry has seen its fair share of issues to manage in 2016 as we near the halfway mark for the year -- yet we have every reason to be optimistic about our long range prospects; industry stakeholders themselves have never been more engaged -- in industry, government and community relations. There is less guess work and a lot of collaboration, helping us to stay on top of industry risks and Read more....