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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....

Up Ahead in 2021: A Stronger, Healthier Production Industry in BC May 11, 2021

MPPIA was founded on the ideal that BC's production industry is stronger when we move together, whether we're harnessing an opportunity or trouble shooting a crisis. This proved especially true in the year behind us and it's not over yet -- but there are encouraging signs that we'll soon be able to live and work a little more freely.  In the meantime, we are immeasurably  grateful that together our industry found a Read more....

Decolonization: Part One in a Series With Kim Haxton (Potowatomi) February 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 a special “Town Hall” presentation: Thursday, March 4, 3 pm to 4:30 pm PST Registration via Zoom Welcome Remarks: Sue Brouse, UB Read more....

2021: Running with the lessons of ‘a record year’ in 2020 January 28, 2021

At this time last year, none of us would have predicted what was to come in 2020 -- a global pandemic, a prolonged halt to our work and most economic activity, and a number of seismic shifts in the economic, social and cultural landscape -- all of which led to widespread reflection on how we live and work. Early on, we worked together on industry communications related to the unfolding health crisis, then pivo Read more....