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News for November 2014

Posted on November 13, 2014
Reel West hits the Whistler Slopes

In the upcoming issue Reel West hits the slopes to preview the 2014 Whistler Film Festival. We've got a production diary from Cameron Labine's chronicling the uphill climb to make Mountain Men.

Posted on November 13, 2014
Zohra Shahalimi

If you are addicted to the series Homeland, you'll probably remember the scene when (***spoiler***) American POW Nicholas Brody conducts a prayer in his garage for the first time. Brody is revealed as a convert, a result of having been held hostage for eight years in Iraq. But to ZUBIC CEO Zohra Shahalimi's surprise, the multi-million dollar production made some mistakes: The protocol of prayer was incorrectly performed. The wording of the prayer and even the folding of the hands in prayer were not accurate. (***end of spoiler***)

Posted on November 13, 2014
Vancouver’s Frostbite Pictures

They’ve carved out a name for themselves in horror and sci-fi but Vancouver’s Frostbite Pictures has another feather in their cap. They’ve created BC’s first Hollywood-style web studio. Hollywood-style? Well, sort of.

Posted on November 12, 2014
Front Row Insurance

Over 800 producers and filmmakers have visited the site since the launch last October, says Front Row Insurance President David W. Hamilton.

Posted on November 12, 2014

By Paul Armstrong

Crazy8s, the 8-day filmmaking event now in its 16th year, has set a new record with 195 video pitch applications, up 41 from last year.

So what happens next?

The 6 Video Pitch judges will watch the 5-minute video pitches individually. That’s over 16 hours of video pitches.

Posted on November 12, 2014
Omnifilm Entertainment celebrates its 35th anniversary

Almost six years to the day of Ice Pilots NWT's premiere, Omnifilm Entertainment's staff, cast and crew gathered again October 29 at the Imperial in Vancouver's Downtown East Side to celebrate the factual series' final season and the prodco's 35th anniversary.

"It's been a fun ride," said series star Mikey McBryan, who was thrown into the world of television by doing what he normally does, but adding a camera. "It's kind of wild coming back here . . . lots of these people are family to me now."

Posted on November 12, 2014
FROM OUR DARK SIDE genre concept contest seeks creepy creatures

Love movies about mutants, fairies, aliens, zombies, werewolves, ghosts or psychopaths?

Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) has launched a nation-wide English-language contest seeking the best in Canadian female-driven Genre Film ideas. The contest is supported by Super Channel, Telefilm Canada and Creative BC.


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