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​How the B.C film industry was saved​

After a couple of dry years, the movie business is booming again. Production manager Wayne Bennett tells Our Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko what's behind the resurgence.

Film production manager shares his thoughts with Our Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko

The "Save BC Film Campaign" worked

7 years ago
Duration 6:42
Film Producer Wayne Bennett explains how the industry went from slump to surge

It's been a busy week with a big Hollywood movie shooting downtown, but Ryan Reynold's Deadpool isn't the only major production.

After a couple of dry years, the movie business in B.C. is booming again.

Production manager Wayne Bennett spearheaded the "Save BC. Film" campaign back in 2012.

His campaign has since been disbanded because it's no longer needed.

Watch the video to see Bennett explain to Our Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko how and why the film business is back.

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