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Message from the Chair: The People Who Move Us Forward July 18, 2019

At our AGM on June 27, MPPIA elected the 2019/20 Board of Directors to enact the Association's strategic plan in the coming year. When we gather each year to form the core group of industry volunteers who will move together to keep us on a competitive and sustainable track, it's always striking to take note of the dedicated people who are willing to add to their full time jobs by taking on MPPIA Board roles.  MPPIA Read more....

Amber Orchard Joins MPPIA as Association Coordinator July 10, 2019

The Motion Picture Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is pleased to introduce Amber Orchard, recently appointed to the role of Association Coordinator effective July 1. Amber joins MPPIA on a part-time weekly basis, bringing her 15+ years of experience in board driven non-profit oversight, event management and stakeholder relations to the Association's operations. The MPPIA Board of Directors looks forward to Read more....

MPPIA Announces 2019/20 Board of Directors July 9, 2019

    The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2019/20:     Board Officers: 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 Read more....

Huge Loss For BC’s Film & TV Community With the Passing of Crawford Hawkins June 29, 2019

The Directors Guild of Canada BC (DGC BC) and the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA) are together deeply saddened to announce the passing of BC film industry trailblazer and champion, Crawford Hawkins on June 25. Crawford Hawkins’ contribution to the BC film and television industry spanned 4 decades, multiple sectors of the industry, and included significant and long h Read more....

Message From the Chair: Raising our Game in 2019 April 10, 2019

Just into our 2019/20 fiscal year as of April 1 and with the 'new year' in full motion, we're in high gear to keep up the momentum of our work in 2018. To this end, we're focused on a managed growth strategy that capitalizes on our strengths. Leadership in industry best practices, cross sector collaboration, community and government engagement, and environmental sustainability have all been hallmarks for us here in Read more....

Emerging BC Director Alayna Silverberg Takes 2018 MPPIA Short Film Award in Tight Competition December 5, 2018

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to congratulate Alayna Silverberg on her winning pitch for short film project B-Side. Directors Guild of Canada BC Executive Director Kendrie Upton moderated a jury of filmmaking professionals: Director Zach Lipovsky; Producer/Director Nimisha Mukerji; and Writer/Director Angie Nola Read more....

MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 18th annual Whistler Film Festival November 15, 2018

  The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler FilmFestival are pleased to present the 12th edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch at the 18th annual Whistler Film Festival: Saturday, December 1, 11 am - 1 pm, Maury Young Arts Centre. An annual highlight on the Whistler Film Festival calendar, the 12th cycle of the MPPIA Short Film pitch will a Read more....

Fall 2018: Building on the Best Laid Plans September 12, 2018

MPPIA is on a roll in 2018 -- it's a message I deliver with a measure of confidence because, as an industry association, we have remained focussed on the values and collaborations that distinguish BC within a well populated competitive landscape. To that end, we've been building leadership strategies within the film & television production sector, as well as more broadly across the creative sector -- and the resu Read more....

BC Film & TV industry Rolls out the Red Carpet with Pride August 3, 2018

  Community Appreciation at the Heart of Industry Participation in Pride Parade ?Together #bccreates is the heartfelt message powering the BC film & television industry float, ready and set to roll in the 40th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade taking place this Sunday August 5th. The production community is coming out in force with a fun take-off on Hollywood style hijinks paparazzi reporting and decked o Read more....

2018-19 MPPIA Short Film Award Competition Announced July 31, 2018

  The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to invite applications for the 2018/19 edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award.   The MPPIA Short Film Award guidelines and application will be posted on the Creative BC website July 30, visit www.creativebc.com Application Deadline to Creative BC: 11:59 pm Friday, Septemb Read more....