Once again, the Reel Thanksgiving Challenge has surpassed its goal and donations over previous years! The productions that participated in the #REELThanks17 challenge raised $205,830.98 in funds and food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
The International Cinematographers Guild | Local 600 has put together some good information on Safety Issues related to Handheld Filming in Vehicles (Free Driving), and we would like to bring awareness to similar issues here in Canada.
In a recent media release, The Motion Picture Association - Canada announced that Twenieth Century Fox's 'War for the Planet of the Apes', filmed primarily in British Columbia, contributed over $81M to the BC Economy.
This figure includes expenditures such as local construction supplies (over $3.6M), location fees (over $1.6M), local transportation costs (over $1.5M), local catering and craft services (over $1.2M) and local hotels (over $1.2M).
This also includes $45M spent on local cast, crew and extras.
The Canadian Red Cross has opened a British Columbia Fires Appeal to provide relief for those affected by recent wildfires in the interior of BC.
Congratulations to all the talented crew and cast that worked on 2017 Emmy Nominated Productions!
Please Note: Local 669 Office will be closed Monday, July 3rd in recognition of Canada Day. The office will resume regular business hours Tuesday, July 4th from 9am to 5pm.
We hope you all have a happy, healthy and Safe Canada Day!