Prince George, BC – The film commission in northern BC is launching a new name and new look. The Northern BC Film Commission (formerly Film Prince George) is excited about this change. According to Northern BC Film Commissioner Karen Cameron, the change is a positive move that better reflects the regional jurisdiction of the film commission, and recognizes its partners throughout Northern BC.
?Over the past few years, our office has received tremendous financial and logistical support from our northern communities and we wanted a new identity to reflect those regional partnerships,? says Cameron.
The Northern BC Film Commission previously operated under the names of the Prince George Film Commission and Film Prince George. ?We have always had a mandate to promote and represent Northern BC, but previous names suggested we only worked for Prince George, and we needed to change that impression. The name change was a key issue for our Regional Film Advisory Committee, as well,? says Cameron.
Northern BC has had a dedicated film commission office for eight years. In that time, the film commission has been instrumental in attracting numerous productions to the area including Double Jeopardy, Reindeer Games, Insomnia and Dreamcatcher. Antarctica, a major motion picture about a scientist and his guide forced to abandon their team of sled dogs in severe weather, has just started filming at Hudson Bay Mountain in Smithers, BC.
The Northern British Columbia Film Commission is supported by Initiatives Prince George, City of Prince George, Town of Smithers, Regional Districts of Fraser-Fort George and Kitimat-Stikine, Town of Fort Nelson/Northern Rockies Regional District, Northcoast Economic Development Corporation, North Peace Economic Development Commission, District of Tumbler Ridge, District of Kitimat, Terrace Economic Development Authority and the British Columbia Film Commission.