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U.S. Production Helps B.C. Film Business Bounce Back

Mar 24, 2015 | News, Uncategorized

Business has bounced back without further government tax credits, even though some industry insiders said tax breaks were the only way to stop production from leaving the province.

Shooting for "Deadpool," the eighth instalment in the "X-Men" franchise starring Vancouver-born Ryan Reynolds, has begun and is expected to spend $37.5 million in B.C. and employ 1,100 people.

It's one in a string of Hollywood features shooting in the province, including "Star Trek 3" and "The B.F.G." (big friendly giant), Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's book.

The productions, and many others, have prompted one industry insider to predict that 2015 will be one of B.C.'s most lucrative years ever.