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

January 11, 2017
Posted by: Leslie Wootton


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, andSupernatural — the latter now entering it’s 13th season — are proof of BC’s successful, continuing role in television. With an average 500 jobs created per show, the decision amounts to thousands of jobs and upwards of $500 million in production spending in the province in the coming year on these productions alone.

“With major industry players like Netflix and Amazon now in the picture, the film and television landscape is fluid; we are working with new and changing content demands that are transforming traditional timelines,” said Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) Chair Peter Leitch. “If we continue to do our part in BC, contributing quality, competitiveness and sustainability in content creation — then we are positioned well to maintain and grow our share of North American production within the global creative economy,” Leitch added.

Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (airing Jan.13) is just commencing its 2nd season in BC, while Amazon’sThe Man In the High Castle is gearing up to shoot Season 3 — all of which adds up to a promising start for the 2017-18 television production season in BC.

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is a member-based, non-profit society established in April 2002 to grow, diversify and promote a competitive and sustainable motion picture production industry in British Columbia.

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