BC’s Motion Picture Production Industry & the Global Pandemic in 2020: The Rear View & the Look Ahead
December 14, 2020
On December 15th at 7pm PST, the Motion Picture Production Industry Assn. of BC (MPPIA) will convene its final “Town Hall” panel session of 2020. In this session, B.C.’s production community will gather to hear from industry leaders – all of you – as we take stock of one of the most extraordinary years on record.
MPPIA is proud and fortunate to have such as stellar team on this fifth and final session of the year. Together, we expect to break down some of the local impacts of the global pandemic on our industry – the challenges, the fears, the fallout; the collaboration, community and adaptation; and the pivot to opportunities, education and recovery.
We are equally fortunate to be joined at the top of the event by our industry sector’s newly appointed partners/leaders in Provincial Government, The Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport (TACS) as well as Parliamentary Secretary for Arts & Film, Bob D’Eith. This is a great opportunity for us to meet our new government partners, as well as have them hear from some of the key industry professionals who have helped lead economic recovery in production.
Peter Leitch, Chair, MPPIA
Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport
Bob D'Eith, Parlimentary Secretary for Arts & Film
Prem Gill, CEO, Creative BC
Marnie Gee, Provincial Film Commissioner
Erin Haskett, Producer, LARK Productions
James Paradis, SPFX Coordinator, IATSE 891
Patrice Leung, 1st Assistant Director, DGC BC
Lily Hui, Producer/US Partners
Zach Lipovsky, Director, DGC BC