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MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch Candidates Announced, Pitches at 2022 WFF Dec. 3 November 10, 2022

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Message From the Chair: The Next 20 Years — It’s On. September 29, 2022

Welcome to fall 2022 -- I'm delighted to be addressing industry colleagues and partners for the first time in my capacity as the newly elected Chair of the Board for BC's Motion Picture Production Industry Association (MPPIA). It's an honour to be taking over from my predecessor Peter Leitch, who was a founding member of MPPIA (in 2002) and served as Board Chair since 2005. Peter leaves a legacy of unparalleled Read more....

‘Leadership on Location’ Forum In Vancouver: Together, International Industry Explores Sustainability Priorities September 22, 2022

Vancouver, BC -- The Directors Guild BC (DGC BC), the Locations Managers Guild International (LMGI) and the MPPIA Motion Picture Community Initiative (MPCI) proudly presented the third edition of the ‘Leadership on Location’ series September 16 & 17, 2022 in Vancouver, this year focusing on priorities that will ensure a progressive, equitable and sustainable motion picture production ecosystem for years to c Read more....

2022/23 MPPIA Short Film Relaunches August 5, 2022

Vancouver, BC – The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA), Creative BC and the Whistler Film Festival are excited to invite applications for the 2022/23 edition of the MPPIA Short Film Award for the first time since the initiative paused in Spring 2020.The MPPIA Short Award guidelines and application will be posted on the Creative BC website onAugust 8th 2022. Follow link here. Read more....

MESSAGE FROM PAST CHAIR PETER LEITCH: WELCOME 2022-23 MPPIA BOARD July 5, 2022

This year, when MPPIA members gathered on June 23rd for our Annual General meeting to elect incoming leadership, it marked an especially exciting transition for the Association and for the BC industry itself. We've broadened MPPIA's 'voice and vision' by expanding participation and perspectives on our Board with three additional seats; as well, Martini Studios CEO Gemma Martini was elected to our Chair posit Read more....

MPPIA Announces 2022-23 Board of Directors June 30, 2022

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2022-23: Board Executive: Gemma Martini, Chair, Martini Film Studios Peter Leitch, Past Chair — North Shore/Mammoth Studios Michelle Grady, 1st Vice Chair — Sony Pictures Imageworks Phil Klapwyk, 2nd Vice Chair — IATSE 891 Kendrie Upton, Secretary — DGC BC Craig Read more....

Message From the Chair 2022: Delivering on the Promise March 31, 2022

Even though 2022 was rough out of the gate due to the ongoing Covid situation, our industry forged onward once again with business ramping up slowly but surely since the new year. In the motion picture production sector we are lucky to have adaptability built into our DNA – not only has it has served us well through some daunting challenges, but it’s also allowed us to lead by example with industry-wide coll Read more....

2021: The Reset for “Business As Usual” October 8, 2021

Just into the fourth quarter of 2021, it's clear that the pandemic recovery and return to 'business as usual' is a longer road than we might have expected. COVID-19 vaccines introduced early this year generated some expectation that our work and lives would soon be back to pre-pandemic 'normal'. While our exhaustively planned return to work last year was successful for BC's production sector, it was just the b Read more....

MPPIA Elects 2021-22 Board of Directors June 29, 2021

The Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2021-22: Board Executive: Peter Leitch, Chair — North Shore/Mammoth Studios Michelle Grady, 1st Vice Chair — Sony Pictures Imageworks Phil Klapwyk, 2nd Vice Chair — IATSE 891 Kendrie Upton, Secretary — DGC BC Craig Langdon, Treasurer — Vancouver Mobile Dressing Rooms Direc Read more....

Decolonization with Kim Haxton, Part Two: Reconciliation May 17, 2021

The Motion Picture Production Industry Assn. of BC (MPPIA) invites BC’s production industry community to gather on Zoom for learnings in Decolonization led by Kim Haxton (Potowatomi) of Elevate Inclusion Strategies in Part Two of a special “Town Hall” presentation series: Part Two: Reconciliation, Jun 3 pm to 4:30 pm PST Registration via Zoom Welcome Remarks: Sue Brouse, UBCP/ACTRA, MPPIA Equity &a Read more....