SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s #Team7 & Granny Brawl in Steveston as Snowy Storybrooke

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Ready to rumble? Why are Once Upon a Time’s Team 7 (Lee Arenberg and co.) and Granny (Beverley Elliott) fighting each other in the snow? This ranks as one of the funniest — if not the funniest — scenes ever filmed in Steveston as Storybrooke. Fight rehearsal. Grumpy (Lee Arenberg) on the ground. Big fan contingent for late October. Once Upon a Time airs Sunday nights on ABC in the U.S. and CTV in Canada.  

SHOOT: Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) in Steveston as Snowy Storybrooke

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Storybrooke has Frozen Over. Storybrooke is Snowed In. But Once Upon a Time’s Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) seems to be taking it in stride. Crew made the snow today but Steveston is getting chilly as real-life winter approaches in Canada and Once Upon a Time nears the end of filming for its Frozen arc which airs in one eleven-episode block this Fall. Once Upon a Time airs Sundays on ABC in the U.S. and CTV in Canada.

SHOOT: Adam Arkin Directs BACKSTROM at the Venue Downtown

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Shooting @BackstromFOX downtown Vancouver with @rainnwilson @PageKennedy @BrentCrowell = FUN — Adam Arkin (@admantage) October 5, 2014 Earlier this month, Adam Arkin directed an episode of crime-dy Backstrom with Rainn Wilson as Portland Serious Crime Unit’s Det. Lt. Everett Backstrom, Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Peter Niederman and  Page Kennedy at Venue on Granville Street.  And a few days later, Arkin subbed in at VIFF Industry’s TV Directors Panel. Photos of Adam Arkin working on set are by Tamara Diez (@alrighty83).  Adam Arkin, directing. Rainn Wilson on monitor in passenger seat of black SUV. Getting ready to roll. Kristoffer Polaha and Rainn Wilson on set.    Backstrom is expected to air mid-season on FOX. Filming on Granville right now for new show #Backstrom [...]

SHOOT: Christmas-themed Aleve Commercial Downtown on Granville Street

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Snow in #Vancouver !! Christmas commercial shooting on Granville st. #yvrshoots — Laura van Niekerk (@lauravanniekerk) October 21, 2014 Was that Santa Claus crossing Granville Street yesterday? Shopping malls usually wait until after Halloween to string up decorations.But it’s never too early to film holiday TV movies or Christmas-themed commercials, which need lead time for post-production. Yesterday an Aleve commercial shot in front of Trees Organic Coffee with fake snow on the sidewalk. Santa does look in need of a pain reliever.  

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME Goes Back in Time in Gastown Tonight

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Recognize the old style phone booth from the Motive shoot last week? This one is similar and suggests tonight’s Once Upon a Time shoot goes back in time. Is Salmgundi in Gastown a 1990s flashback like earlier scenes at the Playland amusement park and a bus stop in east Vancouver. But whose flashback? My guess is a teen Emma Swan. There is so much of her pre-Storybrooke tale to tell.

SHOOT: MOTIVE’s 360 Degree Phone Booth Shot at Vancouver Community College Downtown

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Vancouver whydunit Motive is known for its bold cinematic style. Last Thursday the hit-procedural-with-a-twist placed a prop telephone booth outside Vancouver Community College for a 360 degree shot of this actress in a green hoodie and blue baseball cap. Is she a Killer, Victim or Suspect in season three? The camera starts to roll on the track around the phone booth. It completes the full 360 degrees but I had to move to stay out of the shot. Motive is unusual for two reasons: Vancouver plays itself not somewhere else and Motive is a whydunit not a whodunit. At the top of each episode, we learn who The Killer and The Victim are and then follow along with detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) [...]

SHOOT: Stephen Amell on Top of Grouse Mountain for ARROW’s Biggest Fight Yet

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“On Monday, we are shooting the biggest fight we’ve ever done on Arrow in an incredibly practical way. I’m shooting 100% of it. I have no double. So that’s crazy and that’s us,” Stephen Amell told visiting American TV journalists on Friday. The location of the biggest fight yet: Top of Grouse Mountain. Stephen Amell’s Instagram has gone viral and so it’s not possible to embed it right now. Will do so later.

LOCATION: ONCE UPON A TIME’s #CaptainSwan Dinner Date at Steveston’s Tapenade Bistro


Photo Credit: ABC/JACK ROWAND #CaptainSwan shippers get ready. Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison)’s “first proper date” is tonight, showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and cast Jennifer Morrison revealed at the Once Upon a Time panel at New York Comic-Con last weekend. Locals know the dinner date takes place in an Italian restaurant played by Steveston’s Tapenade Bistro, where Hook gets into some kind of fight with Will Scarlet (Michael Socha), showing “more of his pirate side”. It can’t come soon enough for #CaptainSwan fans who went into a frenzy after spectators saw Once Upon a Time film this kiss on Steveston’s Moncton Street in mid-August. Screencaps from last Sunday’s Rocky Road. Did Tapenade Bistro’s Vince Morlet know [...]

MILESTONE: SUPERNATURAL Celebrates Its 200th Episode


200th episode party. Believe it or not, what we are standing behind is a car-shaped chocolate cake. — Misha Collins (@mishacollins) October 19, 2014 200 episodes is a rare milestone in television. It equals about 1,600 days and 20,000 hours of filming. Supernatural celebrated with a gala party for creators, cast and crew tonight at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Fans marked the occasion months earlier with a flyover at the start of filming of the 200th episode on August 25th, after raising more than $2,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter.        Airborne! #Spn200flight — Andie (@ant3ka) August 25, 2014 Looks like we just got a message from heaven! #SPNFamily #supernatural #jimions #vancity #yvr #vancouver #vancon2014 — Jim [...]

SHOOT: THE FLASH’s Prison Break Reunion — Wentworth Miller & Dominic Purcell — in Vancouver’s Business District


Reunited, and it feels so good. Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell reunited as The Flash villains last night in downtown Vancouver’s Business District. Bystanders could see the pair from a distance in the closed 1000 block of West Hastings. Too far away to meet them but close enough to witness their comraderie, like the brothers they played  – Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows — in the FOX series. Wentworth Miller in the hooded parka and black pants is Captain Cold, leader of the Rogues. Dominic Purcell in the Central City Fire Department (CCFD) coat and goggles is Heat Wave. Ice and Fire. Fire and Ice. Reportedly it was Miller’s idea to cast his Prison Break brother in the role, telling showrunners he’d love to work with “Dominic” again. [...]

SHOOT: Colin Donnell’s ARROW Flashback on Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Roof as Hong Kong

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@yvrshoots Filming on the roof of the Fairmont Pacific Rim – nothing too exciting, just a guy on the phone — Jen Eggleston (@Jen_Eggleston) July 28, 2014 Just a guy on the phone. Who knew it was Arrow’s Colin Donnell on the roof of the Fairmont Pacific Rim for his flashback as Tommy Merlyn? He’s looking for his presumed-dead friend Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) in Hong Kong, where A.R.G.U.S. is trying to force Oliver to shoot his BFF. Luckily for Tommy, Oliver finds another way. Arrow airs Wednesdays on The CW in the U.S. and CTV in Canada.