Film industry

This map shows the proposed location for a proposed film studio on the Interurban campus of Camosun College. (Camosun College/Submitted).

Saanich mayor holds B.C. NDP to campaign promise to fund movie studio study

South Island candidates promised $150,000 to develop business plan

 

Crews have used Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach (pictured here in front of the old Chamber of Commerce building) to double as the main street for ‘Chesapeake Shores’. (File photo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island film industry to gradually restart

‘Everyone is kind of baby-stepping how it’s going to happen’

 

Brentwood Bay’s Daniel Diemer stars in the soon-to-be-released Netflix original The Half of It, alongside Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu. (Facebook/The Half of It Netflix Movie)

Greater Victoria actor stars in upcoming Netflix film The Half of It

Brentwood Bay’s Daniel Diemer plays love struck teenager Paul Munsky

 

James Bond film release pushed back 7 months due to coronavirus

James Bond film release pushed back 7 months due to coronavirus

New James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ will now hit theatres worldwide in November 2020

James Bond film release pushed back 7 months due to coronavirus
REVIEWS: Victoria Film Fest offers much in the way of variety

REVIEWS: Victoria Film Fest offers much in the way of variety

Monday’s Kyle Wells presents his first take on a collection of films from VFF 2020

REVIEWS: Victoria Film Fest offers much in the way of variety
Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled…

Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103
‘How to Train Your Dragon’ filmmaker Dean DeBlois among Canadian Oscar nominees

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ filmmaker Dean DeBlois among Canadian Oscar nominees

Multiple Oscar-nominated Canadian talents on Academy Award hopefuls list

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ filmmaker Dean DeBlois among Canadian Oscar nominees
This image released by Disney/Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” (Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd.)

2020 box office starts off with ‘Star Wars’ still on top

Holiday holdovers stayed strong, led by a pair of Sony Pictures releases

This image released by Disney/Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” (Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd.)
This image released by NBC shows filmmaker Sam Mendes accepting the award for best motion picture drama for “1917” at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

‘1917,’ ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ win multiple Golden Globes

Renee Zelleweger took home best actress in a drama, her fourth Globe

This image released by NBC shows filmmaker Sam Mendes accepting the award for best motion picture drama for “1917” at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
Mufasa surveys the realm with young Simba in “The Lion King.” (Disney)

Hollywood’s summer ends 2% down despite Disney dominance

The Labor Day weekend is traditionally a quiet one for movie theatres

Mufasa surveys the realm with young Simba in “The Lion King.” (Disney)
A sign directs crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in Langford in April. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

International, Disney and Hallmark films set to be filmed in Victoria in 2019

Local and international production companies working out film locations in town

A sign directs crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in Langford in April. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions

Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions

Making South Island ‘film-friendly’ important, but build a studio and they will come: commissioner

Area businesses targeted in new film commission campaign to increase Victoria productions
This map shows the location of a proposed film studio on Camosun College’s Interurban campus. (Camosun College/Submitted).

Proposed Saanich studio part of a larger push to capture Hollywood dollars

Local film commission set to launch promotional push to attract movie productions

This map shows the location of a proposed film studio on Camosun College’s Interurban campus. (Camosun College/Submitted).
This map shows the proposed location for a proposed film studio on the Interurban campus of Camosun College. (Camosun College/Submitted).

Camosun College starts feasibility study to reel in new film studio

Facility could be located on Interurban campus of Camosun College

This map shows the proposed location for a proposed film studio on the Interurban campus of Camosun College. (Camosun College/Submitted).
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows the characters Neytiri, right, and Jake in a scene from the 2009 movie “Avatar.” The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday laid out its plans for upcoming 20th Century Fox films. James Cameron long-delayed Avatar 2 will now open in theaters in December 2021 instead of its most recent date of December 2020. The two subsequent Avatar sequels will move to 2023 and 2025, respectively. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, File)

Disney slates Fox films, ‘Avatar’ pushed another year

James Cameron’s long-delayed ‘Avatar 2’ will now open in theatres in December 2021

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows the characters Neytiri, right, and Jake in a scene from the 2009 movie “Avatar.” The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday laid out its plans for upcoming 20th Century Fox films. James Cameron long-delayed Avatar 2 will now open in theaters in December 2021 instead of its most recent date of December 2020. The two subsequent Avatar sequels will move to 2023 and 2025, respectively. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, File)
Co-producer Barbara Hager with two of the series’ three 2018 Leo Awards for Best Documentary Series, Best Screenwriting (Barbara Hager) and Best Music Composition (Russell Wallace).

Victoria producer’s docu-drama was a finalist for Canadian Screen Award

1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus tells history from Indigneous perspective

Co-producer Barbara Hager with two of the series’ three 2018 Leo Awards for Best Documentary Series, Best Screenwriting (Barbara Hager) and Best Music Composition (Russell Wallace).
Daniel Diemer on the beach in LA while visiting friend and fellow actor Shane Paul McGhie from Sacred Lies on Facebook Watch. (Shane Paul McGhie photo)

Young Victoria actor heads to New York for big break in major movie

Talented athlete-turned-actor Daniel Diemer of Brentwood Bay making the most of his switch

Daniel Diemer on the beach in LA while visiting friend and fellow actor Shane Paul McGhie from Sacred Lies on Facebook Watch. (Shane Paul McGhie photo)
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‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Shining’ added to National Film Registry

“These cinematic treasures must be protected because they document our history, culture, hopes and dreams.”

(Pixabay)
The Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission, which works to attract productions such as the TV series Gracepoint, shown here filming in Oak Bay in 2014, is looking to have its funding from the City of Victoria restored to 2016 levels after a series of decreases. Victoria News file photo

Film commission funding cuts in Victoria eat into marketing efforts

Coun. Loveday, Alto seek restoration of funding to 2016 levels, point to impact on local economy

The Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission, which works to attract productions such as the TV series Gracepoint, shown here filming in Oak Bay in 2014, is looking to have its funding from the City of Victoria restored to 2016 levels after a series of decreases. Victoria News file photo