North Peace Economic Development Commission and Film PG Partner to Promote North Peace Region to Film Industry

BC?s North Peace is getting ready for its close-up. The North Peace Economic Development Commission and Film Prince George have signed a three-year marketing agreement to formalize their relationship as part of Film Prince George?s extensive national and international marketing campaign.

?We are so excited to partner with Film Prince George,? says North Peace Economic Development Commission Chair Jim Eglinski. ?We?re looking forward to working with them to bring filming opportunities to our area.? ?Production prospects such as commercials, documentaries and feature films will help diversify the economy,? adds Tammy Danshin, Economic Administrator.

Film Prince George and the North Peace Economic Development Commission have signed a three-year agreement to work together to promote the area to the film industry. As part of the agreement, the Economic Development Commission will contribute $5,000 annually for three years to Film Prince George as well as provide logistical support. In return, Film Prince George will actively promote the North Peace to location managers and producers as part of its northern BC marketing activities.

Cameron says she is delighted to have the support of the North Peace Economic Development Commission. ?It?s great to have this level of commitment, especially over a three year term. It?s going to be a great partnership. The landscape in the Peace region is unique to BC and we are very hopeful that we can attract some production to this area.?

The North Peace Economic Development Commission represents the City of Fort St. John, District of Taylor, District of Hudson?s Hope and the Peace River Regional District Electoral Areas B & C.

Film Prince George is also supported by the City of Prince George, Initiatives Prince George, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, Town of Fort Nelson, Town of Prince Rupert, Town of Smithers and British Columbia Film Commission.