Reel West Magazine

Western Canada’s film industry production directory

News for October 2014

Posted on October 21, 2014

We launched our Reel West Twitter handle one year ago to support VIFF 2013 and are currently headed towards the first 1,000 followers... thanks to you!

We enjoyed tweeting with you about your favourite #mustseeBC's and other Canadiana film, television and web series highlights.

Many thanks for all of you who engaged with us in the Twittersphere by commenting and retweeting. A big thank you and shout out goes to Crazy8s / Celluloid Social Club's Paul Armstrong, who sent us lots of tips and pics throughout the year.

Posted on October 21, 2014

In 1986 the film industry believed that if the Dominion Bridge property was converted to a permanent studio, our industry would flourish. Many people and organizations pulled together to lobby the provincial government to make an investment in our future. The provincial government did step-up and the Bridge Studios were built, giving British Columbia a sound stage that could compete with any in North America.

In November of 1986 Reel West Magazine reported that the provincial government announced a $5 million dollar investment. Here is our story:

Posted on October 21, 2014

We make no guarantees, just summarizing what we have heard.

Star Trek
Paramount Pictures
Director Roberto Orci embarks the Enterprise on it's 5 year mission in deep space.

Posted on October 21, 2014
Just Eat It Poster

From the Dumpster to the Red Carpet: DIY East Vancouver Filmmakers Breach the Mainstream
By Matt Coté

Posted on October 21, 2014
Continuum Cast

More series, more hours of viewing - on a television screen: New study reveals how Canadians watch audiovisual content

On September 25, Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and SODEC Québec released a study that indicates Canadians increasingly choose to watch TV series in preference to feature films and most viewing is done via TV.

The study also found that consumers are increasingly seeking on-demand access to audiovisual products across a wide variety of platforms.

Posted on October 20, 2014

Summarized by Katja De Bock

Western Canadian Award winners

Thanksgiving marked the end of Western Canada's three major film festivals in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, leaving thousands of film lovers thankful for some great Canadian cinema and many lucky filmmakers with a slate of newly obtained awards on their palmares.

Reel West congratulates all award winners and nominees!

The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) took place September 18 -28


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