Vancouver, one of Hollywood’s favorite filming locations, announced this year that film and television production there has increased by 40%. Vancouver was already famous for having one of the most dense and ethnically diverse populations in Canada, as well as for being to home to one of the great sea ports in British Columbia. Its streets have served as a backdrop for numerous million-dollar film productions. Now, this location is considered one of the most accessible and profitable throughout the entire television industry.
Because Vancouver is a small city, it was until recently overshadowed by Toronto and Montreal, both of which are larger cities with the ability to film scenes requiring large spaces or long avenues. But this limitation was not so detrimental, and despite it, feature films such as Star Trek Beyond, Battlestar Galactica and Deadpool were still able to shoot there.
Due to Netflix’s production requirements, which tend to revolve around local or city locations, the platform has opted to shoot many of its latest productions in Vancouver, helping to rekindled the audiovisual industry in British Columbia. In June, there were five shows and two feature films, including the long-awaited show A Series of Unfortunate Events.
According to www.theglobeandmail.com, shows made outside of Canada accounted for $874.6 million in spending in Vancouver, out of a total of 2,000 million dollars in production production spending. This is therefore great source of income for this city, whose spaces and structures are so captivating to filmmakers.
This month, Netflix will be filming at least 10 productions there, which will create new and sustainable jobs for its citizens. These large productions are reliable, in the sense that they represent little risk of abrupt cancellations.
Among the audiovisual productions that will be filmed in July in British Columbia are The Order, and the much anticipated Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
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