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The AFC launches survey on entertainment workers and household finances
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 11:21 Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:34

The AFC is conducting a national survey to understand more about entertainment industry workers and household finances. The AFC wants to get a whole picture of the workforce to help it plan its future and ensure that it’s a strong lifeline, providing emergency financial aid for years to come. Take a few minutes to fill out the survey before August 11. [Take the survey]
Carbon monoxide exposure on film shoots gets WorkSafeBC attention
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 16:34

WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin on Carbon Monoxide Exposure During Film Shoots. Prepared after a serious incident on a film shoot, the bulletin explains the danger of such exposure and describes what employers must do to prevent similar accidents. [Details]
Changes to health benefits plan launched
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 10:39 Updated: Jul 14, 2017 10:40

The Trustees of the Health Benefits Plan have launched The Benefits of Film - IATSE 891 Active Health Plan which includes a Health Care Spending Account giving members more choice on how to spend their benefit dollars. [Details]. Also just launched is an improved retiree plan - Benefits of Film IATSE 891 60+ Health. [Details]
Artists & technicians of 891 contribute to blockbuster economic impact of new Planet of the Apes feature
Posted: Jul 14, 2017 10:19

War for the Planet of the Apes generated a massive $81 million spend in BC over 180 days of production. In a media release published today, Emma Watts for Twentieth Century Fox says, “The province’s fantastic crews, quality talent, beautiful locations, and world-class abilities as a center for high-tech filmmaking are integral to the success of our blockbuster trilogy." The professional artists and technicians of IATSE Local 891 have helped create all three features. [Details]
Our industry thanks BC communities that support us - starting with Fort Langley!
Posted: Jun 27, 2017 10:27 Updated: Jun 27, 2017 10:27

The Motion Picture Community Initiative (MPCI) visited the Township of Langley (TOL)/Fort Langley on June 24, staging the first in a series of community based appreciation events developed to recognize the vital role that BC municipalities play in the Province's thriving film & television industry. [Details]