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It’s Amanda Tapping week. Guest star on Wednesday night’s season finale of CW hit Supernatural and last night’s season finale of Vancouver whydunit hit Motive. And directing the current episode of Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series hit Continuum.
Here is Vancouver’s Sci-fi Queen directing a scene this afternoon from the video village in Arch Alley east of Victory Square. After each take Tapping strode out to talk to the actors Stephen Lobo and Magda Apanowicz, and to crew and then briskly walked back to the alley again in her riding boots. Still very much the ageless Helen Magnus of her long-running series Sanctuary.
- Sunday, March 10th – Red Widow 1×03 The Consignment starring Radha Mitchell and Goran Visnjic has scene of youngest cast member Jakob Salvati doing own stunt near Victory Square dowtown.
- Sunday, March 10th – Motive 1×05 Public Enemy about murder of health food guru starring Kristin Lehman and Louis Ferreira.
- Sunday, March 10th – Once Upon a Time 1×16 The Miller’s Daughter. Emma, Bae, Henry and the dying Rumple sail from Manhattan to Storybrooke, aka Steveston pirate ship set. Big sword fight showdown — Good vs Evil — inside Mr. Gold’s in Steveston. Who will die? #onewilldie.
- Sunday, March 10th – TV movie Window Wonderland with Chyler Leigh of Grey’s Anatomy films outside Holt Renrew downtown for 3rd day in a row.
- Saturday, March 9th – Arrow panel at PaleyFest with Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susannah Thompson & executive producers. From panel: Amell cast with his shirt on! Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) is “evil Bruce Wayne”. Expect slow build to Black Canary and Speedy (Colton Haynes). Mysterious genre guest star coming. Not as much as VFX as you’d think except for the arrows — all CGIed.
- Saturday, March 9th – Stunt rehearsals with Josh Holloway on Fraser River for CBS pilot Intelligence.Photo from @SidneySewell.
- Saturday, March 9th – TV movie Window Wonderland with Chyler Leigh of Grey’s Anatomy films outside Holt Renfrew downtown
- Friday, March 8th – Arrow‘s David Ramsey films in The Pinnacle hotel and then at night Paul Blackthorne and Colton Haynes on The Pier aka Burrard Dry Dock Pier in North Vancouver.
- Friday, March 8th – The Killing films a night shoot in Gastown.
- Friday, March 8th – Cult airs on its new night. 1×03 has big stunt of train on Langley tracks hitting a car plus scenes of Matt Davis & Jessica Lucas at UBC.
- Friday, March 8th – Movie Robocop to do reshoots in Vancouver not Toronto this May to accomodate star Joel Kinnaman who is filming season 3 of The Killing here. Via latest BC Production List.
- Friday, March 8th – Isaiah Washington (Dr. Burke from Grey’s Anatomy) joins cast of CW pilot The 100.
- Friday, March 8th – TV movie Winter Wonderland with Chyler Leigh of Grey’s Anatomy films outside Holt Renfrew downtown
- Thursday, March 7th – Once Upon a Time films Fairy Tale Land scenes in Robert Burnaby Park with Lana Parrilla
- Sunday, March 3rd – Red Widow 2-hour premiere. No Time to Mourn. Widow must work with her husband’s killers in order to repay $1.5 million debt and protect her family. Radha Mitchell & Goran Visnjic. Red Widow mob posters.
- Sunday, March 3rd – Once Upon a Time 2×15 The Queen is Dead. One death in present day. One death in the Fairy Tale Land past. Guest-starring Bailee Madison (Ginnifer Goodwin mini-me) as young Snow White; Rena Sofer as Snow White’s mother and Downton Abbey’s Lesley Nichol as servant; TVLine has my favourite sneak peek clip of the Rumple family — grandfather Rumple, father Bae, mother Emma and son Henry — walking and talking. The same Rumple family scene I photographed in Gastown as Manhattan.
- Sunday, March 1st – Motive 1×04 Against All Odds. Victim is lawyer whose wife gets $1 million insurance payment. Guest stars Liane Balaban.
- Sunday, March 1st – Vancouver’s Continuum and Arctic Air nominated at Canadian Screen Awards airing on CBC. Arrow‘s Stephen Amell presents.
- Sunday, March 3rd- Once Upon a Time panel at PaleyFest with creators & cast Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Emilie de Ravin & Colin O’Donoghue. Livestreamed at 1:30 p.m. PT.
- Sunday, March 3rd – Vancouver cop-from-the-future series Continuum-athon on Syfy in the U.S. First seven episodes of season one.
- Friday, March 1st – Once Upon a Time films in Steveston. Day shoot: Jennifer Morrison & Jared Gilmore cross street & talk in Emma’s yellow VW bug. Fraturday night shoot on the docks with Lana Parrilla.
- Friday, March 1st – Showcase announces Continuum‘s season two premiere date is Sunday, April 21st. Meantime, crew films scenes in the rain in Victory Square park w/ Rachel Nichols & Ian Tracey. And a night shoot in Shanty Town set on top of Gastown parkade.
- Friday, March 1st – Kokanee’s The Movie Out Here gets a blue carpet premiere at International Village with Glacier Girls and star Robin Nielsen but no Sasquatch. a
- Friday, March 1st – Casting call for military extras for two-day Godzilla shoot in Nanaimo.
- Friday, March 1st – Casting call for wild west extras for ABC pilot Big Thunder in Maple Ridge and Squamish.
- Friday, March 1st – Gary Oldman joins cast of Apes sequel Dawn of Planet of the Apes filming here in April.
- Friday, March 1st – Feature film Godzilla starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen and
- Sunday, February 24th – New promo for Once Upon a Time airs during Oscars broadcast. A Series as Epic as the Movies Every Single Week.
- Sunday, February 24th – Red Widow black-and-white promo airs during Oscars broadcast.
- Friday, February 22nd – Vancouver crime drama Motive with Kristin Lehman & Louis Ferreira wraps filming its first season. Photographed 2 of The Killers so far without knowing.
- Friday, February 22nd – Feature film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes starring Andy Serkis as Caesar and Jason Clarke confirmed to film from April 2nd to 26th says new BC Production List.
- Friday, February 22nd – Feature film Hector and the Search for Happiness starring Simon Pegg as psychiatrist Hector confirmed to film from March 30th to April 20th says latest BC Production List.
- Friday, February 22nd – TV Pilots Intelligence (ABC) starring Lost’s Josh Holloway as US Cyber Command officer who has a microchip implanted in his brain and I am Victor (NBC) starring John Stamos as a House-like divorce attorney confirmed to film here in March says new BC Production List
- Friday, February 22nd – TV series Witches of East End (Lifetime) with Julia Ormond, Rachel Boston, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum as witches confirmed to film from April 3rd to August 6th says latest BC Production List.
- Friday, February 22nd - Arrow films 1×19 at abandoned mental institution Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam.
- Thursday, February 21st – Supernatural films at the Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver
- Thursday, February 21st – Level Up liquidation sale at North Shore Studios.
- Thursday, February 21st – SPACE channel opts not to renew Vancouver’s own dinosaur procedural Primeval: New World for second season. Show in talks with other international broadcasters.
- Wednseday, February 20th – Supernatural airs 1×15 Man’s Best Friend with Benefits about a cop witch filmed mainly in Century House downtown and Victory Square
- Wednesday, February 20th – Arrow airs 1×15 Dodger with BSG guest star James Callis and Teen Wolf’s Colton Haynes as Roy Harper.
- Wednesday, February 20th – Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin presents at Costume Designers Guild Awards.
- Wednesday, February 20th – Arrow films stunts in Gastown for 1×18 with star Stephen Amell running straight at me.
- Wednesday, February 20th – Is Fringe headed for a three-peat at the Saturn Awards? Nominations for Fringe and cast, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, The Killing, Falling Skies, Arrow and Vancouver’s own Continuum.
- Wednesday, February 20th – Vancouver’s teen sitcom Mr. Young with Brendan Meyer, Matreya Fedor and Gig Morton, resumes filming season three
A cop named Kevin (Christian Campbell) who practices witchcraft calls the Winchester brothers (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) for help when the murders in his nightmares actually happen and innocent people die. Kevin is no stranger to Sam and Dena, who once worked a case with him before he turned to witchcraft,. Now they’re not sure they want to save a witch.
- Sunday, January 13th – Once Upon a Time 2×12 The Outsider has Rumple finding a way to cross the town border without losing his memory of his son Bae, Hook stealing Bae’s cloak, a Rumple vs Hook showdown and then a big twist involving Rumple’s beloved Belle.
- Sunday, January 13th – CTV airs a promo for Vancouver detective series Motive during the Golden Globes with the tagline: The Murder is Just the Beginning. Debuts on February 3rd after the Superbowl on CTV.
- Sunday, January 13th - Cult panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour, with cast Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Robert Knepper and Alona Tal and Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon. Debuts February 19th on The CW.
- Sunday, January 13th – The CW president Mark Pedowitz says new version of Vancouver-filmed pilot The Selection still in contention for pilot order. Tells TCA winter press tour that he loves the new script.
- Friday, January 11th – Fringe 5×11 The Boy Must Live – the third-to-last episode features naked Walter in deprivation tank and father-son bonding between Walter and Peter and between September and his son, the child Observer! Oh, and someone must die for the plan to work.
- Friday, January 11th – Arrow Fraturday: star Stephen Amell steals a motorcyle in a scene at Portal Park as news breaks of his Christmas wedding to longtime girlfriend Cassandra Jean; his stunt double rides the motorcycle down the stairs at Oceanic Plaza and over a prop Starling City cab into prop traffic on West Hastings. Arrow crew then moves to underground parking at the Vancouver Convention Centre to film overnight scenes until Saturday morning.
- Friday, January 11th – Supernatural Fraturday: films overnight again inside Century House in downtown Vancouver.
- Friday, January 11th – Citytv releases promo image of Vancouver sitcom Package Deal, featuring Randal Edwards, Julia Voth, Harland Williams and Jay Malone.
- Thursday, January 10th – Vancouver sitcom Package Deal tapes in front of live studio audience in Burnaby.
- Thursday, January 10th – Once Upon a Time films at Deer Lake Park with Charming, Snow & Henry on set.
- Thursday, January 10th – Arrow films at the PNE
- Thursday, January 10th – Supernatural films inside Century House in downtown Vancouver.
- Thursday, January 10th – Red Widow panel at TCA winter press tour. Debuts March 3rd on ABC.
- Thursday, January 10th – News via @Lemon_Buzz that feature film Ninja Turtles closed its Vancouver production office and opened a NYC production office = Vancouver loses another feature film.
- Thurday, January 10th – Premier Christy Clark’s BC Jobs Plan boosts several industries but not our declining film & TV biz. Click on the SAVE BC FILM petition and sign it to let her know the cost to the province of losing film & TV productions to places with better tax credits.
- Wednesday, January 9th – Fringe showrunner Joel Wyman and cast Lance Reddick present early screening
While the two Js — Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles — provided eye candy for the People’s Choice Awards cameras last Wednesday night, Supernatural crew set up a shoot in the alley next to Century House downtown. Is the young lady with the fishnet stockings and pink platform-heeled shoes, Supernatural’s Kill of the Week? The man she chats with does walk away after their encounter, leaving her still standing, so we will have to wait and see. When the Winchester brothers did return to Vancouver, happy with the show’s two PCA wins — for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV show and Favorite TV Fan Following — Supernatural crew had moved out of the alley and into Century House for Thursday and Friday afternoon and night shoots. Nothing was visible from the outside of this heritage granite building so there are no clues as to what went down under its Victorian chandeliers.
Vancouver in 2077. American audiences will get a chance to see the amazing Artifex-made renderings of our city in the future next Monday when Syfy debuts the Continuum series premiere. Ahead of the Syfy panels at the Winter Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena yesterday, the American genre channel released a new Continuum trailer.
Continuum is part sci fi, part police procedural about a future police officer Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), who travels back in time from Vancouver in the year 2077 to Vancouver in the year 2012, swept up in an escape by a group of terrorists — Liber8 — who plan to change the future from the past by targeting the corporations that will come to rule the world. Cameron impersonates a present-day police officer and ends up being partnered with detective Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster), who refuses to give her a weapon in this shootout, filmed in downtown’s Victory Square during a January snowstorm a year ago. Give her a weapon Fonnegra. She needs one.
Continnum debuts on Monday, January 14th, at 8 p.m. on Syfy in the U.S.
Published December 14th, 2012 on Vancouver is Aweome