Author Page For: Susan Gittins

Longtime mainstream media (MSM) journalist and author Susan Gittins began writing about and photographing Vancouver’s many film and TV location shoots in the summer of 2010 after the Winter Olympics put the city and its beauty on the world stage. Movies and TV series often showcase the Vancouver area in similar fashion. Vancouver is Awesome commissioned her YVRShoots series in the fall of 2010 and it ran regularly for three years. She launched her own daily YVRShoots blog in the spring of 2012.
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CREATIVE ARTS EMMYS: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE’s James Hawkinson Wins Outstanding Cinematography for Series Premiere

James Hawkinson won the Creative Arts Emmy tonight for Outstanding Cinematography of The Man in the High Castle premiere filmed in Seattle and Roslyn, Washington, before the Amazon series moved production to metro Vancouver. Hawkinson spent three years shooting Hannibal before boarding the alternate WWII outcome series. The world through our eyes. #Emmys #HighCastle [...]

SET: Archie Comics Adaption RIVERDALE’s Jughead (Cole Sprouse) & Archie (KJ Apa) at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe Set in North Langley

Riverdale image. Cole Sprouse as Jughead and KJ Apa as Archie at Pop’s. Archie Comics Meets Pretty Little Liars and Twin Peaks. Sex with Teachers. Murder. And milkshakes at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe. Updated: New CW series Riverdale subverts the wholesome image of the Archie Comics small town showing its seedy underbelly. Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) returns [...]

SHOOT: End-of-the-World Comedy NO TOMORROW’s Couple (Tori Anderson & Joshua Sasse) Strike Another Item off His Apocalyst in Downtown Vancouver

What item is on Xavier’s “Apocalyst” today? Upcoming CW end-of-the-world comedy No Tomorrow filmed a stunt of Xavier driving a blue jeep up onto the pavement to arrive in style at a Seattle event — the book signing for A Field Guide to the Cosmos. What’s No Tomorrow about? Uptight quality-control assessor Evie (Tori Anderson) [...]

WORLD PREMIERE: COLOSSAL With Anne Hathaway Screens at TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival – Tonight

Godzilla mashed with Being John Malkovich? Colossal, with Anne Hathaway as a woman whose mental breakdown is strangely connected to a giant Lizard terrorizing Seoul, Korea, has its world premiere tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival. What’s it about? Gloria’s boyfriend (Dan Stevens) kicks out the unemployed party girl, forcing her to slink back [...]

SET: Security Fences Down at BATES MOTEL Set in Aldergrove. Which Room Will Rihanna Check Into?

The security fences are down in Aldergrove as Bates Motel prepares to start filming its fifth and final season in metro Vancouver this month. After the show wraps early next year, this iconic Bates House and Motel set will be torn down. Mother-and-son Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Norman (Freddie Highmore) Bates in happier times. Last [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME Saviors Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) & Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz) in Steveston as Storybrooke

Emma in a dress. Once Upon a Time’s Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) is wearing a red dress today not her signature red leather jacket for a Saviors x 2 sequence. That’s another Savior, Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz), in Steveston as Storybrooke. Aladdin and Emma have a lot to talk about. Aladdin’s looking better then he did [...]

COVER: SUPERNATURAL Wins Entertainment Weekly’s Fan-Voted Contest for Fall TV Preview Cover

The Supernatural fandom won Entertainment Weekly’s inaugural fan-voted Fall TV Preview Cover Contest. Here’s J2 (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) stretched out on Baby (the Impala). The demon hunters are filming their 12th — yup 12th — season in metro Vancouver. A Squirrel and a Moose in the name…clever EW. Clever. A photo posted by [...]

START: DISNEY DESCENDANTS 2 With Dove Cameron as Mal Starts Filming in Vancouver & Victoria This Week

The sequel to the wildly popular fairy tale musical Disney’s Descendants — about the teenage children of classic Disney villains and heroes — starts shooting in Vancouver and Victoria this week. Directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), Descendants 2 stars Dove Cameron as Maleficent’s daughter Mal, Booboo Stewart as Jafar’s son Jay, Cameron [...]

NEW SERIES: RIVERDALE With Archie (KJ Apa), Jughead (Cole Sprouse) Betty (Lili Reinhart) & Veronica (Camila Mende) Starts Filming in Vancouver This Week

Archie Comics Meets Pretty Little Liars and Twin Peaks. Sex with Teachers. Murder. And milkshakes at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe. New CW series Riverdale subverts the wholesome image of the Archie Comics small town showing its seedy underbelly. Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) returns to school a red-haired hunk, “Justin Gingerlake”, after a summer affair with Riverdale music [...]

NEW MOVIE: EVERYTHING EVERYTHING with Amandla Stenberg & Nick Robinson Starts Filming in Vancouver This Week

Allergic to the world. Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) has a rare disease called SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency) which makes her bascially allergic to everything. She hasn’t left the house in 17 years until she falls in love with Olly (Nick Robinson), the boy who’s moved next door. Adapted from Nicola Yoon’s novel, Everything Everything is expected [...]

RESTART: MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE With Dylan O’Brien Expected to Restart Production Next Spring in B.C.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure is expected to have another crack at production next Spring after star Dylan O’Brien recovers fully from serious injuries he sustained this past Spring in Cache Creek, B.C. and after he wraps filming of the final season of Teen Wolf in Atlanta, Georgia. #MazeRunner sequel production shut down indefinitely for Dylan O’Brien [...]