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Category Archives: Film & TV

#yvrshoots connects fans to the film industry

Published on on September 13, 2011.  At any given moment, Twitter connects people to pop culture chatter and real-time events developing across the globe. But for Vancouver-based journalist Susan Gittins, the popular social media tool boasts some star-studded appeal. Gittins, a self-professed movie and television aficionado, created the Twitter hashtag#yvrshoots in November 2010 at the suggestion […]

Vancouver’s geography reels in film industry

Published on on September 8, 2011. Vancouver’s backyard is sprinkled with snow-capped mountains, lush forests, sandy beaches and glittering waters. Drive a few hours outside the neighborhood and you’ll discover dusty deserts, icy ridges and cozy rural towns. In all its vegetative forms, Vancouver and B.C.’s geography has been its calling card for major motion […]

From Vancouver to the world: DOXA’s passion projected on film

Story published in the Vancouver Sun on May 5, 2011. BY AMANDA ASH, VANCOUVER SUN With Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, programmer Dorothy Woodend is taking the opportunity to raise a glass to one “tough, feisty little festival.” Woodend, a longtime DOXA film critic and board member, leapt in […]

Vancouver film-maker Lynn Booth Woman of the Year

Story published in the Vancouver Sun on March 3, 2011. BY AMANDA ASH You could say Lynn Booth is the modern day version of True Grit’s lead protagonist, Mattie Ross. Booth, a Vancouver-based film and television producer/writer, is this year’s recipient of the Spotlight Awards’ Woman Of The Year award, presented by the Women In […]

Young Mr. Young goes to high school

Story published in the Vancouver Sun on February 28, 2011. BY AMANDA ASH, SPECIAL TO THE SUN Mr. Young gives a new meaning to the high school experience. The brand new YTV comedy sitcom, taped in front of a live studio audience in Burnaby, follows the story of 14-year-old child prodigy Adam Young (played by […]