NEW SERIES: FOX’s Mid-Season THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE with Rob Kazinsky Expected To Start Filming in Vancouver Late August

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A scientific breakthrough will give him a second chance. Now their creation will come to life. What if you could start over? What if you could be faster, stronger, smarter? Starring Pacific Rim’s Rob Kazinsky, The Frankenstien Code is about  Jimmy Pritchard, an old, morally-corrupt L.A. County Sheriff who’s murdered at his son’s home, only to be brought  back to life as his younger self  – albeit with super human strength and speed and a chance to right his wrongs. Co-starring Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Tim DeKay and Ciara Bravo and produced by Rand Ravich, Howard Gordon and Michael Cuesta, The Frankenstein Code is expected to start filming August 24th in metro Vancouver and wrap January 25th next year (dates subject to change). It [...]


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Big American network TV series return to Vancouver this summer, with most scheduled to start filming new seasons this month. Early scripts have been written, standing sets have been unpacked or are under construction in studio, scouts are out looking for Vancouver area filming locations, stunt teams are mapping out sequences, directors are prepping, technical surveys are happening and some cast are in town already for wardrobe fittings and read-throughs. Filming dates are subject to change but should be within a few days of what’s on the DGC-BC Production List. July. Tuesday, July 7th – Supernatural, Season 11: Darkness was coming when we last saw Dean and Sam Winchester (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki) trapped inside the  Impala. What will happen? And [...]

SHOOT: CEDAR COVE Wedding in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove

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Nice day for a white wedding. Someone’s getting married in season three of Hallmark Channel’s Cedar Cove. And it isn’t B&B owner Bob Beldon (Bruce Boxleitner).. Which is why he’s the only one whose photo I’m sharing. Cedar Cove has been shooting the wedding for two days in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove.  

SHOOT: GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE Films Lisa Edelstein & Paul Adelstein in Gastown’s Rainier Provisions

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It’s not Christian Grey pouring tea for Anastasia Steele but another NBC Universal couple is meeting in Gastown’s Rainier Provisions today — Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’s Abby (Lisa Adelstein) and Jake (Paul Adelstein). He doesn’t look happy, but this is him relaxing between takes, not necessarily in character as Jake. Divorce seemed to be off the table for Abby and Jake in the season one finale of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. But what kind of series would that be? Bravo image. The Bravo dramedy is back in metro Vancouver  to shoot a second season of thirteen episodes this summer. From showrunner Marti Noxon and based on books by Vicki Iovine, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is a contemporary and fun take on a [...]

SHOOT: THE X-FILES Revival Films Suited-Up Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) in Vancouver’s Arch Alley

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Wonder if David Duchovny is wishing for some of Vancouver’s famous endless rain, right about now. The X-Files Revival filmed a classic Fox Mulder (Duchovny) — suited-up and clean-shaven — talking to two others in Arch Alley on a hot, steamy evening. This is part of Glen Morgan’s episode Home Again, with a Philadelphia squatter’s camp set up in Victory Square Park across the street. David Duchovny between takes. Headed into artfully trashed alley. Squatter’s camp across the street in Victory Square.    

TV PILOTS: ABC Family Pilot BEYOND with Callan McAuliffe Starts Filming in Vancouver Today

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A young man wakes from a 12-year coma to find he has supernatural powers that put him smack dab in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. That’s the ABC Family drama pilot Beyond starring Callan McAuliffe as the awakened Holden.  Jordan Calloway is his childhood BFF Kevin who’s now a therapist. Dilan Gwyn is Willa, a young woman who seems interested in Holden and warns him he’s in danger. Romey Rosemount is his mother, Diane; Michael McGrady is his father, Tom, and Burkely Duffeld is his clever younger brother, Luke. From Adam Nussdorf, Tim Kring (Heroes), Zak Kadison, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Beyond will film in metro Vancouver from June 29th to July 16th.

SHOOT: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Films Rufus Sewell at His American Nazi Home in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy

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Swastikas in Shaughnessy? Must be the home of The Man in the High Castle’s American Nazi John Smith in New York State, circa 1962. Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, Amazon Prime’s 10-episode series imagines an alternate reality where the Japanese and Germans win World War II and divide the United States into three regions — the west coast as the Japanese Pacific States, the Rockies as a neutral zone and the east coast as the Greater Nazi Reich. Produced by Ridley Scott and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), the series stars Alexa Davalos as Juliana Crain, Rupert Evans as Frank Frink, Luke Kleintank as double agent Joe Blake and  Rufus Sewell as SS Obergruppenführer John Smith. Rufus Sewell circa 2015 checking his phone on Friday. Car [...]

SHOOT: THE X-FILES Revival Films Philadelphia Squatter’s Camp in Vancouver’s Gastown

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Update: Writer/Director Glen Morgan’s episode Home Again. The X-Files Revival filmed a Philadelphia squatter’s camp sequence in Vancouver’s Gastown overnight. Who was on set? The mysterious Trench Coat Man from Wednesday’s homeless shoot near Arch Alley. Police try to forcibly remove the squatters by hosing them with water, according to the Polling Letter. The X-Files co-showrunner Glen Morgan on set with Trench Coat Man. Related: The X-Files Revival Films a Philadelphia Homeless Scene Near Arch Alley in Vancouver. A closeup of the orange notices posted next to squatter’s camp, with The X-Files Revival premieres date — January 24, 2016 — as the date of clearance. Am sure The X-Files crew got what they needed but it was not an easy [...]

SET: Dr. Jenkins (Toby Jones) Walks Through WAYWARD PINES As a Disaster Zone for Last Night’s Opening Scene

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In last night’s opening scene, Dr. Jenkins (Toby  Jones) walks through his creation Wayward Pines looking like a disaster zone. Wayward Pines crew shot this in late February 2014 on its block-long Agassiz town set covered in leaves, branches and other debris and with cars on fire using flame and smoke effects plus  a car-crash through the Hotel Wayward Pines. Julie Holden captured the aftermath when most of the debris on Pioneer Avenue had been cleared away. Photos by Julie Holden/@jholden23. Wayward Pines airs Thursday nights on FOX in the U.S. and City in Canada.

START DATE: Syfy’s THE MAGICIANS With Jason Ralph Expected To Start Filming in Vancouver on August 4th

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Photo: The Magicians films at 19th century mansion called the Round Table Club in New Orleans. Harry Potter for adults? Levitating sex? Twenty-somethings at a secret college for magic party like any other students but with something extra. Syfy’s new fantasy series The Magicians will film in metro Vancouver this summer, after shooting its pilot late last year in New Orleans. Based on books by Lev Grossman, The Magicians follows Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) as he leaves Brooklyn to attend the Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy in upstate New York where he and his friends learn how to practice magic and then travel to the magic land of Fillory. Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta and Summer Bishil co-star. Former Supernatural show runner Sera Gamble [...]

SHOOT: THE X-FILES Revival Films David Duchovny as Suited-Up Fox Mulder in Gastown

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Update: Writer/Director Glen Morgan’s episode Home Again. The X-Files Revival shot a quick scene of a clean-shaven suited-up Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) exiting a building in Gastown and walking down the street tonight. Three takes and they were done. And then on to the next sequence of a Philadelphia squatter’s camp about to be hosed off the sidewalk. Writer/Director Glen Morgan talks with backgrounder and Duchovny. I Want To Believe.