‘BC Creates’ is Introduced as Screen Production Community
Joins VIFF Industry to Honour X-Files Creator Chris Carter
Province of British Columbia Proclaims “Creative Industries Week” April 27-May 4

Vancouver, BC – As part of Creative Industries Week in BC (April 27 – May 4), BC’s screen production community is joining VIFF Industry to pay tribute to one of the Province’s pivotal industry builders, X-Files creator Chris Carter.

Canadian Film Day on April 29 is the platform for the special gathering hosted by VIFF Industry. The screen production community, joined by colleagues from across music, digital media and book & magazine publishing, will recognize Carter’s contribution to BC’s industry evolution, with five seasons of ground breaking X-Files. The series helped to put British Columbia on the map as a production centre and also served as a local talent incubator and career launch for many BC production professionals.

A new communications initiative, ‘BC Creates’ – led by BC’s creative industry stakeholders across screen, music, digital media and book & magazine publishing – is also being introduced at the event to celebrate British Columbia’s evolution into one of North America’s dynamic creative industry hubs.

“When the X-Files came to BC in 1993 it marked an important milestone in the development of BC’s production industry. We’ve since built a remarkable creative economy that collectively represents $4 billion in annual GDP and more than 85,000 jobs,” said Motion Picture Production Industry Association Chair Peter Leitch. “We are delighted to honour Chris Carter’s contribution to BC’s creative industries, as we launch the BC Creates initiative – he has played an important role in this market and continues to do so, particularly with the exciting news that the X-Files is circling back to Vancouver this summer for six more episodes,” Leitch added.

Under the banner BC Creates, creative industry stakeholders – from across film & television, music, digital media & technology, and book & magazine publishing – are working together to share the story of the economic, social and cultural contributions at the heart of BC’s creative economy.

BC Creates is poised to build in social media and online with @bccreates, #bccreates, Facebook, www.bccreates.com as well as through trade and special events, and traditional media.

BC Creates is a branded communications initiative established by creative industry stakeholders to celebrate and engage British Columbia in the story of the Province’s vibrant creative economy.

For more information contact:
Leslie Wootton Motion Picture Production Industry Assn. of BC info@mppia.com