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2017 MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced for Whistler Film Fest (Nov. 29 – Dec. 3), Pitch Announced November 14, 2017

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to present the 11th edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 17th annual Whistler Film Festival: Saturday, December 2, 11 am - 1 pm, Maury Young Arts Centre. An annual highlight on the Whistler Film Festival calendar, the eleventh cycle of the MPPIA Short Film pitch w Read more....

MPPIA Congratulates Premier Horgan, Welcomes Collaboration on Continued Success across BC’s Creative Economy: August 23, 2017

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Film & Television Production  in British Columbia Vancouver, BC – The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) congratulates Premier John Horgan on forming Government and a leadership team ready to move British Columbia into a new phase of growth and prosperity across the province. As British Columbia moves into a promising new chapter, the Motion Pic Read more....

2017-18 MPPIA Short Film Award Announced August 4, 2017

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festivalare pleased to invite applications for the 2017/18 edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award. The MPPIA Short Film Award guidelines and application will be posted on the Creative BC website August 3rd. Application Deadline to Creative BC: 4:30 pm Friday, September 15th, 2017 . Establishe Read more....

Motion Picture Community Initiative Rolls out Inaugural Appreciation Event in Fort Langley June 27, 2017

The Motion Picture Community Initiative (MPCI) took the show on the road to the Township of Langley(TOL)/Fort Langley on June 24, staging the first in a series of community based appreciation events developed to recognize the vital role that BC municipalities play in the Province's thriving film & television industry. The 'Thank you Fort Langley' Community Picnic took place on the grounds of Fort Langley E Read more....

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....