Jump to content

      



























Photo

Victoria film industry thread


  • Please log in to reply
317 replies to this topic

#301 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 84,731 posts

Posted 21 March 2024 - 09:00 AM

Industry veteran Michael Hayman will head up the Langford-based Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission. More from the commission:

Peter Hayman has been appointed as the new head of Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission, its board of directors announced today.

Armed with enthusiasm and 25 years of experience in film, media and entertainment,
with an impressive track record as a prolific fund-raiser with superior organizational
skills, Hayman succeeds Kathleen Gilbert, who is retiring April 30 as Greater Victoria’s
longest-serving film commissioner after 14 years on the job.

The new film commissioner will assume his duties May 1. He was selected from dozens
of candidates who applied during a nationwide search that began Dec. 7. Gilbert will
remain until June 1 in a training and consulting capacity during a transition period.

Hayman, who recently moved to North Saanich, is no stranger to the unique and ever-
changing challenges in the entertainment industry. After his beginnings as a studio
musician and songwriter for Crested Butte Records in Boulder, Colorado, he attended
Algonquin College Film School and studied film at UCLA. It prepared him for years of
experience working in a multitude of crew positions before being hired as a film editor
for The 25th Frame Film Production Company, and then by its parent company,
CFTO/Glen Warren Productions, to produce and direct non-scripted productions.

After traveling to the Red Sea and Hawaii to work on an IMAX movie about humpback
whales and sharks, Hayman returned to Toronto and founded Imagitions Film & Video
Corp., producing TV commercials, films and early music videos for bands such as Rush.

Hayman was later appointed President, Entertainment of ICE Inc., specializing in the
integration of traditional and new media. He also produced live television specials
including the Genie and Gemini awards and scripted and variety series for CBC.

After moving to Los Angeles in 1995 as CEO of Torch Television, Hayman went on to
create and oversee television series for broadcasters including Turner, TLC, Teletoon
and Discovery. Other noteworthy credits include his work as executive director and
business agent for The International Cinematographers Guild of Western Canada.

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to carry on the great work of The Vancouver Island South
Film & Media Commission,” said Hayman.

“Kathleen Gilbert and her team have done
an amazing job over the past 14 years, and as we enter a new era of film and media
production fuelled by new technology and innovation, the possibilities are boundless.”

In addition to the capital region’s familiar assets — its locations diversity, tax incentives,
skilled crews and so on — Hayman said he is inspired by its burgeoning tech sector.
“I look forward to sharing my own enthusiasm with those looking for the perfect place to
create their film and media projects,” he said.
Board president Don Enright said the commission is “extraordinarily fortunate” to have
been able to land someone of Hayman’s calibre from a pool of worthy candidates.
“Peter brings an extraordinary range of industry experience, as well as a vast skillset,”
Enright said. “He has produced, directed, developed, managed, innovated and
delivered; been a seriously successful money-raiser and highly effective labour leader;
and he has a lifetime’s worth of professional relationships here and in the U.S.”

The Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission is a not-for-profit organization
with a mandate to market the capital region to the global film industry.

Now headquartered in Langford, the commission has been reinvented several times since it
was founded in 1974 as the Victoria Film Commission by the late Brian Small, who first
operated it on a shoestring through The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

The commission currently receives financial support from Creative BC via the Ministry of
Jobs, Tourism and Skills Development; municipalities including Victoria, Esquimalt,
Langford, View Royal, Oak Bay, Colwood, Saanich, Sidney, North Saanich, Sooke and
Metchosin; and through the generosity of its membership and local businesses.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#302 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 55,087 posts

Posted 23 March 2024 - 12:41 AM

$242M Vancouver Island film studio coming soon to slopes of the Malahat

 

Project on Malahat Nation land aims to expand local film industry with sustainable focus

 

 

Construction on the $242-million new carbon-neutral, zero-waste movie complex, to be built near an industrial park on the western shores of Saanich Inlet, is expected to begin toward the end of the year.

 

It will be built in three phases, with the first to include two sound stages, a workshop, and a pair of production offices.

 

‍”I want this to be a film studio that people want to work at and come to for $100-200 million productions,” Beverley Dondale, founder and CEO of Victoria-based production company Alpha Select Production Services, said.

 

“I want this to be a hub for Indigenous and domestic film production.”

 

Vancouver Island, unlike other film production hubs in B.C., has moderate weather to allow crews to work throughout the year. As a result, the new Island film studio has the potential to make a real economic impact on the south Island economy.

 

“I want the studio to create a thriving, innovative circular economy,” Dondale said.

 

The region’s economic prospects look good but film studios’ environmental impacts aren’t always positive. Films with budgets of $70 million produce an average of 2,840 tonnes of CO2 per production. That amount of CO2 takes 3,700 acres of forest to absorb the equivalent in a year. Film studios and directors are working to be more sustainable.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....malahat-7333144


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 March 2024 - 12:42 AM.


#303 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 84,731 posts

Posted 23 March 2024 - 07:20 AM

Where is that building material factory that was also coming to the Malahat, for Nexii?

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#304 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 41,792 posts

Posted 23 March 2024 - 07:40 AM

How many movie studios have been proposed for the south island and how many have been built?

#305 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 55,087 posts

Posted 23 March 2024 - 07:44 AM

At least 3.

None yet.

I’m a bit surprised there isn’t some big studio-building conglomerate that swoops in, convinces government to give them money. But maybe even they don’t see a business case.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 March 2024 - 07:46 AM.

  • Nparker likes this

#306 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 84,731 posts

Posted 23 March 2024 - 07:50 AM

Alpha Select’s address points to a little house in the Gorge Tillicum area. $242 million is a massive sum of money.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#307 dasmo

dasmo

    Grand Master ✔

  • Member
  • 16,348 posts

Posted 23 March 2024 - 10:15 AM

Sounds phishy

#308 LJ

LJ
  • Member
  • 12,967 posts

Posted 23 March 2024 - 07:42 PM

Wasn't there supposed to be sound stages etc. built on the old Western Speedway grounds?


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#309 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 55,087 posts

Posted 23 March 2024 - 08:34 PM

Wasn't there supposed to be sound stages etc. built on the old Western Speedway grounds?

 

Yes.

 

Camosun

Malahat

Langford

even Esquimalt.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 March 2024 - 08:36 PM.


#310 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 84,731 posts

Posted 24 March 2024 - 08:54 AM

Camosun College has selected Visionary Education Technology Holdings Group Inc., a global education provider headquartered in Toronto, to help turn plans for an on-campus film studio with education components into a reality.

- https://camosun.ca/n...pus-film-studio

That release was issued in February of 2023.

This has been an ongoing saga for over two decades. What set things back significantly was when productions left BC after the dollar hit parity. That gave serious investors cold feet, knowing that the dollar plunges in value when the Liberals are in power, and soars when the Cons are in power. It’s too much of a risk for an industry capitalizing on a weak dollar.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#311 spanky123

spanky123
  • Member
  • 21,060 posts

Posted 24 March 2024 - 09:38 AM

Where is that building material factory that was also coming to the Malahat, for Nexii?

 

Or the LNG terminal or countless other projects and developments.

 

All of these 'ideas' are subject to the taxpayer funding them. Maybe the money will materialize but most often it doesn't.



#312 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 55,087 posts

Posted 01 May 2024 - 02:43 PM

Camosun College film studio plans on pause as deal with proponent falls through

 

https://www.cheknews...hrough-1202028/



#313 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 41,792 posts

Posted 01 May 2024 - 03:08 PM

Camosun College film studio plans on pause...

I'm shocked (said no one).



#314 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 55,087 posts

Posted 15 May 2024 - 03:50 PM

Filming wraps up at Colwood castle for movie starring Harvey Keitel

Production teams worked on Jonathon Baker’s upcoming movie called Fate


https://www.vicnews....-keitel-7359942

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 May 2024 - 03:50 PM.


#315 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 55,087 posts

Posted 15 May 2024 - 03:52 PM

He’s 84 years old. Crazy.

#316 aastra

aastra
  • Member
  • 21,173 posts

Posted 20 June 2024 - 08:39 PM

Filming something in Fernwood/George Jay area tonight.



#317 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 55,087 posts

Posted 09 July 2024 - 01:46 PM

IMG_3815.jpeg

#318 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 55,087 posts

Posted Yesterday, 11:39 PM

As the sign outside the store suggests, everything in Andrew English’s shop is old. That includes his set of values, and when the owner of Everything Old Canada in Brentwood Bay deals with players in the film industry, he’s a handshake kind of guy.

 

“Our relationship and their reliance and care for us as a vendor has been such that we’ve just stopped asking for deposits,” he says.

 

As fate would have it, that policy backfired. Usually production companies approach his business for props to be used in films. They bring it back, and they get an invoice from Andrew.

 

“It goes to the production office, they pay, and we’re done,” he says.

 

English says that process wasn’t followed recently when the movie “Fate” wrapped shooting in Greater Victoria. The film stars Harvey Keitel, Faye Dunaway, Andrew McCarthy, Mena Suvari and Cheech Marin using Colwood’s Hatley Castle as a backdrop – and it spelled the end of a long, strike-induced drought for film crews on Vancouver Island.

 

“This was the first show that came to Greater Victoria so people were anxious to work,” says Vancouver Island South Film Commissioner Kathleen Gilbert.

 

According to IMDB, the film has a $10 million budget, and despite the fact that the movie is headed for post-production, vendors in Greater Victoria have yet to be paid, including English.

 

 

 

https://www.cheknews...uction-1214001/

 

 

 

 

https://www.instagra.../p/C6eTYeURZAL/

 

screenshot-www.instagram.com-2024.07.13-03_43_06.png


Edited by Victoria Watcher, Yesterday, 11:43 PM.


 



1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users