Film industry

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 films in Fort Langley - covering Glover Road with tanks, rockets, and army men. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Tanks, rockets, and machine-gun-wielding goons take over Fort Langley

High budget production, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, is filming through the month of April

 

The rainbow crosswalk at Glover Road and Mary Avenue in Fort Langley has been temporarily covered up for the filming of a movie. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fort’s rainbow crosswalk covered up for filming

The crosswalk will return in late April

 

The 10-part Netflix series Maid, which is being exclusively shot in Greater Victoria, was filming near Prospect Lake in Saanich last month. (Photo courtesy Fred Haynes)

Province announces $150,000 towards film studio, fulfilling B.C. NDP promise

Investment to fund movie studio feasibility study at Camosun College

 

An artist’s rendering of the proposed garden centre in Walnut Grove. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Colossus Theatre site to get temporary garden centre

The Township okayed a temporary permit

An artist’s rendering of the proposed garden centre in Walnut Grove. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A building going up in Fort Langley on Glover Road, seen here on Saturday, March 27, 2021, is being constructed for a movie (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie set to film in Fort Langley

Construction of the set began more than a week ago

A building going up in Fort Langley on Glover Road, seen here on Saturday, March 27, 2021, is being constructed for a movie (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
An unknown stuntman leaps out a window on the second of floor of the Dann’s Electronics building in Cloverdale March 19. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
An unknown stuntman leaps out a window on the second of floor of the Dann’s Electronics building in Cloverdale March 19. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Cloverdale actress Emma Oliver is seen in her “Tailie” costume during some downtime while filming the Netflix series Snowpiercer. (Photo submitted)
Cloverdale actress Emma Oliver is seen in her “Tailie” costume during some downtime while filming the Netflix series Snowpiercer. (Photo submitted)
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off March 5.

Women in Film Festival features two B.C. filmmakers

The 16th annual festival kicks off March 5, 2021

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off March 5.
Langford’s Heather Charlton had dozens of her custom cookies featured in two Hallmark holiday movies. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

How one Vancouver Island baker got her homemade cookies featured in Hallmark films

Film company ended up ordering over 11 dozen cookies

Langford’s Heather Charlton had dozens of her custom cookies featured in two Hallmark holiday movies. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Actor Rhonda Dent (with phone) , who grew up in Langley, returned to make “Lethal Lesson,” a thriller shooting in Langley City on Nov. 25, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Lights, cameras, action: film and television productions resume in Langley

Things are even busier than they were before the pandemic, according to one industry estimate

Actor Rhonda Dent (with phone) , who grew up in Langley, returned to make “Lethal Lesson,” a thriller shooting in Langley City on Nov. 25, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort – known locally as the Pink Palace – has been closed since 2018, but on Saturday will host a Overnight Paranormal Tour and Ghost Hunt. (Facebook photo)

South Surrey’s Pink Palace to host late-night Halloween ghost tour

Paranormal ghost hunt set for midnight to 4 a.m. Saturday at closed hotel

South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort – known locally as the Pink Palace – has been closed since 2018, but on Saturday will host a Overnight Paranormal Tour and Ghost Hunt. (Facebook photo)
No, it’s not the U.S. A production crew recently remade the Langley Seniors Centre into an American retirement centre for a zombie outbreak television series. (special to Langley Advance Times)

From fleeing zombies to a heart-warming drama; how the Langley Seniors Centre got into the movie business

Production companies rental fees will help centre cope with coronavirus pandemic, director says

No, it’s not the U.S. A production crew recently remade the Langley Seniors Centre into an American retirement centre for a zombie outbreak television series. (special to Langley Advance Times)
This alien head is one of the prop items from the Project Bluebook TV series up for auction on Sept. 2 at Able Auctions in Aldergrove. (Able Auctions/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aliens, ’60s fashions up for grabs in Aldergrove movie prop auction

Items from Project Bluebook are being sold off next month

This alien head is one of the prop items from the Project Bluebook TV series up for auction on Sept. 2 at Able Auctions in Aldergrove. (Able Auctions/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Alicia Albrecht with The Ridge Studios holds one of many broken locks and says three windows behind her have been smashed over the past two months. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge film studio plagued by vandalism as owner waits to reopen

Ridge Studios’ doors closed March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Alicia Albrecht with The Ridge Studios holds one of many broken locks and says three windows behind her have been smashed over the past two months. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
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B.C. film industry given go-ahead to restart productions halted due to COVID-19

The industry will likely look very different than it was before the pandemic

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A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 14, 2017. British Columbia’s workplace safety agency says multiple failures of a production company contributed to the death of a stunt performer on the set of “Deadpool 2.†THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Deadpool 2’ production company fined by B.C. agency after woman’s death

WorkSafeBC says in a report issued last fall that among other violations, the company did not conduct a risk assessment

A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 14, 2017. British Columbia’s workplace safety agency says multiple failures of a production company contributed to the death of a stunt performer on the set of “Deadpool 2.†THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Filming in 2018 of the teen soap Riverdale on Langley’s Fraser Highway. Film production has been shut down due to the pandemic, but might return in early summer. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley film industry charts path back to post-COVID production

Local sound stages, production companies, and government will work on creating safe film sets

Filming in 2018 of the teen soap Riverdale on Langley’s Fraser Highway. Film production has been shut down due to the pandemic, but might return in early summer. (Langley Advance Times files)
Amanda Smith was injured on the set of ‘Batwoman’ in Vancouver on March 11, 2020. (Amanda Smith Rehabilitation Fund/GoFundMe)

Donations pour in for production assistant injured on ‘Batwoman’ set in Vancouver

The GoFundMe had raised more than $34,000 as of Sunday morning

Amanda Smith was injured on the set of ‘Batwoman’ in Vancouver on March 11, 2020. (Amanda Smith Rehabilitation Fund/GoFundMe)
Film crews working at Martini Film Studios have worked on numerous films and Netflix TV shows. (photo from Martini Film Studios)

Filmmakers flock to Langley, now second only to Vancouver for productions

Film studios have been popping up in the community in recent years

Film crews working at Martini Film Studios have worked on numerous films and Netflix TV shows. (photo from Martini Film Studios)