Film boosts region’s economy

A major motion picture with roots in the Shuswap and North Okanagan is being praised as an economic driver

A major motion picture with roots in the Shuswap and North Okanagan is being praised as an economic driver.

Over the past three weeks, outdoor ads promoting Tomorrowland were tagged with, “Proudly Filmed in Beautiful B.C.” messaging. The custom creative appears on map stands, bus signs and transit shelters in various locations across the Greater Vancouver area.

Tomorrowland captures the natural beauty of our province while bringing to life the work and imagination of B.C.’s creative industry,” said Greg Kyllo, Shuswap MLA and parliamentary secretary, B.C. Jobs Plan.

“We are thankful to Disney for showcasing B.C. and our talented industry to the world. I look forward to seeing more and more of British Columbians’ work show up in the magic of Disney’s storytelling that resonates with so many kids, adults and families around the world, ” he added.

Tomorrowland was shot in eight different B.C. cities, including Grindrod, Armstrong, Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby, Delta and Langley

The filming of Tomorrowland supported more than 1,800 full-time jobs and was responsible for $91.9 million in direct production expenditure in the province.

Between August 2013 and January 2014, the production engaged more than 1,100 vendors in 67 communities across B.C.

 

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