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MAKING A SCENE IN MAPLE RIDGE: BC Film + TV Production Industry Rolls Out Red Carpet of Appreciation August 17, 2019

    Maple Ridge, BC – British Columbia’s film + television production community will bring their message of appreciation to the Maple Ridge at a special community screening of Aquaman at Memorial Peace Park on August 17th. Ahead of the screening, a red-carpet crew will be on hand for paparazzi photo opps, interviews and swag give-aways – in a special thank you to Maple Ridge for their rol Read more....

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ABBOTSFORD: BC Film + TV Production Industry Rolls Out Red Carpet of Appreciation August 13, 2019

Abbotsford, BC – British Columbia’s film + television production community will bring their message of appreciation to Abbotsford at a special community screening of Monsters Inc. hosted by Prospera Cinema Under the Stars on August 15th. Red carpet:                6:30 pm Screening:                  9 pm Location:                    Rotary Stadium, 32470 Haida Dr Read more....

BC’S MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY ❤️’S CHINATOWN: Production Community Rolls Out Red Carpet of Appreciation to 2019 Chinatown Festival August 10th August 8, 2019

Vancouver, BC – British Columbia’s film and television production community will bring their message of appreciation to the Chinatown Festival on August 10 to demonstrate the neighbourhood, business and industry collaboration behind BC’s thriving motion picture production sector. Just ahead of the festival’s evening screening of Kung Fu Panda, a red-carpet crew will be on hand for paparazzi photos, i Read more....

2019/20 MPPIA Short Film Award Announced July 24, 2019

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are pleased to invite applications for the 2019/20 edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award. The MPPIA Short Award guidelines and application are posted on the Creative BC website: Application Deadline to Creative BC:  11:59 pm Friday, August 30th, 2019 Established in 200 Read more....

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....