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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....

Message From the Chair: The Road Ahead in 2020 July 14, 2020

2020 has been a bumpy ride so far to say the least. Fortunately, we've had the good counsel of public health and government leaders to help guide us through the uncharted territory of a global pandemic and its consequences.  BC's local response to the global emergency showed our willingness to collaborate on the solutions. We owe Dr. Bonnie Henry a major debt of gratitude for even-handedly setting the tone, and lead Read more....

Message from the Chair March 27, 2020

Not many among us could have predicted the dramatic changes that have unfolded in our lives so quickly over the past two weeks.  With 'unprecedented' as the watchword of an unexpected 'new normal', we've joined the rest of the world in putting our business and communities on hold to help stem the tide of the COVID-19 spread. One advantage we have as an industry sector is our ability to act and adapt fairly qu Read more....

Message From The Chair: Achieving 2020 Vision January 16, 2020

The dedicated volunteers who drive MPPIA's mission earned a well-deserved break at year-end following an extremely busy and productive 2019.  You could say we've adjusted to the 'new normal' in production volumes in BC, and continue to adapt, improve and grow to meet capacity. But we're also taking a longer view of our business and future prospects on behalf of the many who wish to participate in a healthy film and Read more....