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WEEK: May 20-26, 2013

  • Sunday, May 26th – Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series ¬†Continuum 2×05 Second Opinion airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel Nichols) has emotional breakdown on her son’s birthday which messes with her CMR. As if that wasn’t enough. Kiera is the target of a department mole hunt.
  • Friday, May 24th – Godzilla main unit films in Steveston’s Finn Slough dressed as Japanese fishing village in nuclear quarantine zone.
  • Friday, May 24th – Godzilla main unit films at USS Alameda set in Steveston’s Garry Point Park.
  • Friday, May 24th – Neill Blomkamp’s¬†Elysium starring Matt Damon & Jodie Foster¬†¬†makes Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Must List. In theatres on August 9th.
  • Friday, May 24th – ¬†News that The CW will air final episodes of Cult¬†in 2 hour blocks 8pm-10pm on June 28th, July 5th and July 12th.¬†
  • Thursday, May 23rd – Vancouver whydunnit¬†Motive¬†1×02 Crimes of Passion airs on ABC network.
  • Thursday, May 23rd – News that hometown comedy couple Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson to host Leo Awards Gala Ceremony.
  • Thursday, May 23rd – Way of the Wicked starring Christian Slater and Peter Fanicelli films near Squamish in Minaty Bay on the Sea to Sky Highway.
  • Thursday, May 23rd – Vancouver whydunit Motive settles into regular time slot on American network ABC but pre-empted locally by collapse of I-5 bridge over Skagit River near Seattle.
  • Thursday, May 23rd – Continuum star Rachel Nichols tweets her thanks to episode director Amanda Tapping –¬†Dear @amandatapping – being directed by you has been my favorite #Continuum experience. You are beautiful, brilliant & inspiring. Thank you.¬†
  • Thursday, May 23rd – Network Series Rankings:¬†Once Upon a Time¬†still a hit for ABC, ranking ¬†#17 in advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. Despite an uneven season, OUAT successfuly added Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), the Jolly Roger and Neverland¬†to its fictional worlds.
  • Thursday, May 23rd – Godzilla¬†2nd unit films on Steveston docks dressed as San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf for last time. Soldier stunt guys carry warhead.
  • Thursday, May 23rd – Godzilla main unit snakes into Steveston’s Finn Slough dressed as Japanese fishing village in nuclear quarantine zone.
  • Thursday, may 23rd – Godzilla main unit films on its USS Alameda set in Steveston’s Garry Point Park. A set which rocks & rolls like a Disney ride.
  • Thursday, May 23rd – King & Maxwell¬†with Jon Tenney & Rebecca Romijn films big scenes inside Pacific Central Station dressed as Washington, D.C. station with dozens Read More »WEEK: May 20-26, 2013

WEEK: May 13-19, 2013


SHOOT: Stephen Amell & Co. Film ARROW at Telus Tower for 1×22 – Updated

What will it take for Oliver Queen and his vigilante alter-ego The Hood (Stephen Amell) to stop The Undertaking and save Starling City, as well as defeat the archer who last put him in hospital?¬†The Big Bad of the final episodes of Arrow’s first season is nefarious Starling City businessman Malcolm Merlyn ¬†and his alter ego¬†The Dark Archer (John Barrowman).

Everyone wants to see the next showdown. So when John Barrowman tweeted the view from high up in an unidentified office tower in downtown Vancouver three weeks ago Saturday and then Stephen Amell indicated he was filming there too, local Arrow fans hunted down the Telus Tower in time to see both men down in the lobby dressed in business suits. No bows. No arrows.

Meanwhile, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) and girlfriend Thea Queen (Willa Holland) are trying to find The Hood too. Fans and photographers pressed up against the glass to see a rehearsal of how close they get as Roy and Thea run into her brother Oliver (but not his alter-ego) in what [turned out to be the lobby for Merlyn Global Group].

Update: ¬†In the scene, Oliver tells Roy sternly that it’s a bad idea to seek out the vigilante which makes Oliver a wimp in Roy’s eyes. ¬†Roy might change his mind about Oliver when he finds out who the Hood really is.

Update: And what was Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) doing in the lobby dressed in a red Big Belly Burger jacket?

Read More »SHOOT: Stephen Amell & Co. Film ARROW at Telus Tower for 1×22 – Updated

WEEK: April 1-7, 2013

  • Sunday, April 7th – Feature film Words & Pictures with Clive Owen & Juliette Binoche spends weekend filming at St. George’s private school in Vancouver.
  • Saturday, April 6th – Once Upon a Time season two wrap party attended by showrunners Adam Horowitz & Eddy Kitsis.
  • Saturday, April 6th – Arrow films 1×22¬†in the Telus Tower with Stephen Amell, John Barrowman, Willa Holland, Colton Haynes,¬†Colin Donnell, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards on set.
  • Saturday, April 6th – CBS pilot Backstrom films in The Regent Hotel in the downtown eastside and in the Vancouver Art Galley downtown with star Rainn Wilson on set.
  • Saturday, April 6th – Early edition of¬†Deadline’s Primetime Pilot Panic features six Vancouver-shot pilots: I Am Victor with John Stamos, Human with Karl Urban, Intelligence with Josh Holloway, Backstrom with Rainn Wilson, Big Thunder and The 100.
  • Friday, April 5th – Once Upon a Time wraps filming of its second season in Vancouver very late Friday/early morning Saturday.
  • Friday, April 5th – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes¬†films in Golden Ears Park with Andy Serkis as Caesar, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and motion-capture apes spotted on set.
  • Friday, April 5th – Video of¬†Godzilla¬†in¬†Golden Ears Park filming military rappelling down from helicopter to recover nuclear missile after Godzilla wrecks train carrying it.
  • Friday, April 5th – TNT series King & Maxwell wtth Jon Tenney & Rebecca Romijn films driving scene near the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and more scenes inside The Centre.
  • Friday, April 5th – CBS pilot Backstrom wraps three days of filming (Wednesday to Friday) inside the old Pappas Fur building downtown.
  • Friday, April 5th – BC Production List says ABC pilot Big Thunder and CW pilots The 100 and Blink wrapped filming in Vancouver.
  • Friday, April 5th – Cult 1×07 airs on The CW. Contains scene of Billy Grimm (Robert Knepper) speaking at Vancouver Art Gallery while Kelly Collins (Alona Tal) inspects his signature red car looking for evidence of an abduction.
  • Friday, April 5th – Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman, cast as White Rabbit on Once Upon a Time‘s pilot presentation OnceWonderland, joining Sophie Lowe as Alice,¬†Peter Gadiot as Cyrus, Michael Socha as the Knave of Hearts and Emma Rigby as the Red Queen. Filming is scheduled from April 8th – 12th.
  • Thursday, April 4th – Vancouver whydunit¬†Motive 1×09 airs on CTV with a young art lover as the victim.
  • Thutsday, April 4th – Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki film an establishing shot with the Impala at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Westminster after filming scenes inside and then at the law courts.
  • Thursday, April 4th – TNT series King & Maxwell films Jon Tenney & Rebecca Romijn at The Centre.
  • Thursday, April 4th – CBS pilot Intelligence with Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger and Meghan Ory wraps filming in Vancouver.
  • Thursday, April 4th – FOX pilot Human with Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly & more wraps filming in Vancouver overnight in the Terminal City Ironworks complex in Read More »WEEK: April 1-7, 2013

WEEK: March 25-31, 2013

WEEK: March 11-17, 2013

  • Sunday, March 17th – Red Widow 1×04 The Escape with Radha Mitchell, Goran Visnjic and Wil Traval.
  • Sunday, March 17th – Welcome to Storybrooke¬†circa 1983¬†on Once Upon a Time 2×17. Except if you’re an outsider. Then not so welcome. And you might end up¬†the target of a high-speed chase by Sheriff Graham (Jamie Dornan) & Regina (Lana Parrilla).
  • Sunday, March 17th – News of Rainn Wilson (The Office) cast as lead in Hart Hanson’s CBS pilot Backstrom.
  • Friday, March 15th – Once Upon a Time¬†films Jennifer Morrison & Michael Raymond-James on¬†Third Beach in Stanley Park for 2×21
  • Friday, March 15th – Arrow films flashback scenes¬†with Stephen Amell & Katie Cassidy & Oliver’s parents at Harbour Cruises in Coal Harbour for 1×21.
  • Friday, March 15th – The Killing films in Langley.
  • Friday, March 15th – CBS pilot Intelligence starts filming at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. Josh Holloway not on set.
  • Friday, March 15th – Cult 1×04 with Matt Davis on The CW.
  • Thursday, March 14th – Vancouver played Toronto for¬†Motive 1×06 Detour with scenes filmed at the Victorian Hotel as a Toronto apartment building and Belkin House as a Toronto police station.
  • Thursday, March 14th – Continuum‘s Eric Knudsen & Ian Tracey film at Catch-122 restaurant on West Hastings downtown.
  • Thursday, March 14th – CW pilot The 100 w/ Thomas McDonell as one of 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth after nuclear war starts filming on its Langley set.
  • Thursday, March 14th – Supernatural films in Riverview in Coquitlam.
  • Thursday, March 14th – News that Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne & showrunners, &¬†Falling Skies‘s Drew Roy, Sarah Carter, Seychelle Gabriel & showrunner Remi Aubuchon will be at WonderCon in Anaheim in late March. Schedule.
  • Thursday, March 14th – News that Amanda Tapping of Sanctuary, Stargate SG1 will direct second season’s¬†12th episode of Continuum.
  • Wednesday. March 13th – Psych‘s Big Foot episode directed by star James Roday airs on the USA Network.
  • Wednesday, March 13th – FOX pilot Human starts filming inside empty bank building on West Pender downtown. Karl Urban on set. Productions signs BELLY pay tribute to Fringe.
  • Wednesday, March 13th – Continuum¬†films in Woodward’s Building downtown.
  • Wednesday, March 13th¬†– Once Upon a Time films scenes at the Steveston Cannery and on Moncton St. with Jennifer Morrison, Michael Raymond-James, Robert Carlyle, Emilie de Ravin and David Anders (on his knees as he tweeted).
  • Wednesday, March 13th – Constellation Award nominations for Continuum, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Primeval: New World, Supernatural, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Read More »WEEK: March 11-17, 2013

WEEK: February 25 – March 3, 2013