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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TV PILOTS: ABC’s Female Buddy Cop Comedy Pilot THE TRUSTEE From Pitch Perfect Producers Expected to Film in Vancouver

Female buddy cop comedy in Vancouver? The Trustee brings together a narcotics detective and her precinct’s trustee — an ex-con completing her prison sentence by doing odd jobs and filing for the police — in an unlikely partnership. The ABC comedy pilot is co-written Jay Scherick and David Ronn and executive produced by Elizabeth Banks and [...]

FEST: ONCE UPON A TIME’s CaptainSwan (Colin O’Donoghue & Jennifer Morrison) at aTVfest in Atlanta

Well, that explains the absence of CaptainSwan in Steveston on Wednesday. Jennifer Morrison and Colin O’Donoghue were en route with showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis to Atlanta for the Once Upon a Time panel today at SCAD’s aTVfest. What’s coming soon for @OnceABC? A musical episode, Tinkerbell, Ariel, backstories for Aladdin and Jasmine… 🤗 [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) & Mom, aka The Black Fairy (Jaime Murray)

Rumplestiltskin and dear old Mom. That’s trouble. Once Upon a Time’s night shoot has Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) meeting with his Mom, the Black Fairy (Jaime Murray) outside the Storybrooke Public Library. Filmed in Steveston.     From the Fall episodes. In between setups, Robert Carlyle came over to the fan zone to meet them, posing [...]

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME in Steveston After Long Absence With Snowing (Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas) On Set

Josh Dallas in Steveston. It was “Snowing” in Steveston as Storybrooke today. Most of Once Upon a Time’s daytime scenes featured either Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) or Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), who are a married couple on screen and off. The stunt: Two cars almost hit Charming (Josh Dallas & double) in Storybrooke’s main intersection. Josh [...]

SHOOT: TIMELESS Films Its Season Finale at South Vancouver Art Gallery

Timeless films its season finale at the south end of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Very cool! Shooting day for @NBCTimeless outside @VanArtGallery right now. Lots of people stopping to watch. Cc: @yvrshoots — Penny Daflos (@PennyDaflos) February 1, 2017 Timeless is filming outside Vancouver Art Gallery #Vancouver — D Law (@donald_law) February 1, [...]

TONIGHT: THE 100 Season 4 Premiere With Eliza Taylor on The CW

We’re all gonna die — Raven. It’s been eight long months since we had The 100 on our screens. And even though The 100 films in Vancouver, we don’t see much of the show. People meet the cast but filming is remote and private. Season 4 opens with the City of Light no more and [...]

TONIGHT: Bounty Hunter Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) Debuts on THE FLASH

CW image. H.R.’s past catches up with him when bounty hunter Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) with Vibe powers arrives in Central City to bring him back to Earth-19 to stand trial for his crime. And Cisco has a crush. CW images. New Vibe Suit in downtown Vancouver. Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) filming in downtown Vancouver. [...]

BIG BUDGET: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US With Kate Winslet & Idris Elba About to Wrap in Invermere And Head Back to Vancouver.

Updated: Kate Winslet and Idris Elba survived a Kootenay January. The winter survival romance The Mountain Between Us is about to wrap filming in the British Columbia mountain town of Invermere and return to Vancouver. The Mountain Between Us is adapted from the Charles Martin book. Photojournalist Alex Martin (Winslet) and surgeon Ben Bass (Elba) [...]

TV PILOTS: ABC Pilot DOOMSDAY Expected To Film in Vancouver This Spring

Update: Dan Byrd (Cougar Town) cast. Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) and Mark Bianculli and VJ Boyd (Justified)’s ABC pilot Doomsday is expected to film in Vancouver this Spring. Doomsday is about a secret think tank formed after 9/11 and tasked with coming up with and figuring out how to stop possible terrorist plots and other doomsday disasters. Years [...]

TV PILOTS: David Shore & Daniel Dae Kim’s ABC Pilot THE GOOD DOCTOR Expected To Film in Vancouver This Spring

David Shore (House creator) and Daniel Dae Kim (Lost/Hawaii Five-O actor)’s ABC drama pilot The Good Doctor is expected to film in Vancouver this Spring, according to Production Weekly. Adapted from a south Korean series, the Good Doctor is about an autistic young savant with a phenomenal memory and good spatial skills who’s recruited by [...]

SERIES FINALE: Nestor Carbonell (aka Alex Romero)’s Last Day on BATES MOTEL

It’s sad to see the main cast of Bates Motel wrap five seasons, but good to know the character Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell) makes it to the series finale. Today was Nestor Carbonell’s last day on set. I met him early in the first season, filming in Steveston. Norma Bates and Alex Romero aka #Normero [...]