Film industry

A publicity photo for “Altered Carbon,” a Netflix series filmed at Surrey Studio City for two seasons, from 2016 to 2020. (Photo: imdb.com)

SURREY NOW & THEN: ‘Pachinko’ filming now the focus of former newspaper press building

A weekly look back at Surrey-area landmark sites and events

 

Filmmaker, writer and director R. Paul Dhillon. (Photo: Facebook.com)

BC Entertainment Hall of Fame nod for Surrey filmmaker/writer R. Paul Dhillon

‘This is an incredible honour for me but also for my community’

 

Langford’s Heather Charlton had dozens of her custom cookies featured in two Hallmark holiday movies. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

How one Vancouver Island baker got her homemade cookies featured in Hallmark films

Film company ended up ordering over 11 dozen cookies

Langford’s Heather Charlton had dozens of her custom cookies featured in two Hallmark holiday movies. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
White Rock’s Five Corners Cafe has been a freequent location for movies and television, such as filming for the ABC series Take Two in 2018. File photo

City of White Rock sets rules for filming

New municipal policy provides framework for productions

White Rock’s Five Corners Cafe has been a freequent location for movies and television, such as filming for the ABC series Take Two in 2018. File photo
South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort – known locally as the Pink Palace – has been closed since 2018, but on Saturday will host a Overnight Paranormal Tour and Ghost Hunt. (Facebook photo)

South Surrey’s Pink Palace to host late-night Halloween ghost tour

Paranormal ghost hunt set for midnight to 4 a.m. Saturday at closed hotel

South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort – known locally as the Pink Palace – has been closed since 2018, but on Saturday will host a Overnight Paranormal Tour and Ghost Hunt. (Facebook photo)
White Rock actor Malaika Jackson, former Miss Caribbean Canada, is finding growing success in television, movies and commercials. Contributed photo.

White Rock actor leading a charmed life

Pageant win was turning point for Malaika Jackson

White Rock actor Malaika Jackson, former Miss Caribbean Canada, is finding growing success in television, movies and commercials. Contributed photo.
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Alicia Albrecht with The Ridge Studios holds one of many broken locks and says three windows behind her have been smashed over the past two months. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge film studio plagued by vandalism as owner waits to reopen

Ridge Studios’ doors closed March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Alicia Albrecht with The Ridge Studios holds one of many broken locks and says three windows behind her have been smashed over the past two months. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
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B.C. film industry given go-ahead to restart productions halted due to COVID-19

The industry will likely look very different than it was before the pandemic

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A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 14, 2017. British Columbia’s workplace safety agency says multiple failures of a production company contributed to the death of a stunt performer on the set of “Deadpool 2.†THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Deadpool 2’ production company fined by B.C. agency after woman’s death

WorkSafeBC says in a report issued last fall that among other violations, the company did not conduct a risk assessment

A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 14, 2017. British Columbia’s workplace safety agency says multiple failures of a production company contributed to the death of a stunt performer on the set of “Deadpool 2.†THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Amanda Smith was injured on the set of ‘Batwoman’ in Vancouver on March 11, 2020. (Amanda Smith Rehabilitation Fund/GoFundMe)

Donations pour in for production assistant injured on ‘Batwoman’ set in Vancouver

The GoFundMe had raised more than $34,000 as of Sunday morning

Amanda Smith was injured on the set of ‘Batwoman’ in Vancouver on March 11, 2020. (Amanda Smith Rehabilitation Fund/GoFundMe)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow filmed on site at Cloverdale United Church on Jan. 3 and 4. (Sam Anderson)

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ crew transforms Cloverdale United Church for film shoot

Crews set up a prop graveyard that can be seen from Highway 15

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow filmed on site at Cloverdale United Church on Jan. 3 and 4. (Sam Anderson)
Actors Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki spotted in downtown Cloverdale filming scenes for Supernatural. (Sam Anderson)

VIDEO: ‘Supernatural’ stars in downtown Cloverdale for day two of filming

Mark Pellegrino, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Jared Padalecki spotted on 176 Street

Actors Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki spotted in downtown Cloverdale filming scenes for Supernatural. (Sam Anderson)
The TV show Supernatural is in downtown Cloverdale today filming scenes for its thirteenth season. (Sam Anderson)

VIDEO: Cloverdale gets ‘Supernatural’ as fog, film crews descend

TV series Supernatural filming today in downtown Cloverdale.

The TV show Supernatural is in downtown Cloverdale today filming scenes for its thirteenth season. (Sam Anderson)
Riverdale star recounts working with Meghan Markle in B.C.

Riverdale star recounts working with Meghan Markle in B.C.

B.C.-born actor Lochlyn Munro is on the series Riverdale and worked with Prince Harry’s fiancee.

Riverdale star recounts working with Meghan Markle in B.C.
‘Killing Gunther’ filming in Cloverdale, August 2016. (File)

‘Killing Gunther’ trailer features Arnold Schwarzenegger, downtown Cloverdale

Take a first look at the action comedy that filmed in Cloverdale last summer.

‘Killing Gunther’ filming in Cloverdale, August 2016. (File)