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22nd February 2013

Save BC Film Launches Consultation Survey On PlaceSpeak To Seek Verifiable Input On The Impact Of BC’s Film And TV Industry In This Province

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save bc filmSave BC Film seeks to verify the facts regarding the size and financial impact of the motion picture production industry in British Columbia, and is doing this via PlaceSpeak, an online survey/consultation site developed by Vancouver’s New City Ventures. This is an important survey, whether you work directly or indirectly with the film and television industry in BC. As mentioned below, the BC government wants verifiable input from citizens, so please take the time to go through the registration and verification process. It may take a bit of time, but it is painless and will bring one more voice to the message on how important film and TV production is to this province. Now is the time to get involved – make your voice heard. The following information is taken directly from the Save BC Film survey page on PlaceSpeak:


There are several ways that you can contribute your ideas and opinions to this consultation. Help inform and influence the outcome:

  • Share the word with friends and family
  • Take a survey

British Columbia has successfully been a location for Film and Television Production since the 1970s.  Over the past three plus decades, the Industry has grown to earning an average of $1.2 billion dollars per year and employing 25,000+ BC residents.  Or at least that’s what we believe.

The government is questioning our numbers, so we’re going to use PlaceSpeak to get to the facts. In order to obtain verifiable feedback data to inform the provincial government about the facts of the industry, we want people to sign up for PlaceSpeak and be counted.

We want to hear from you!

25,000 people are estimated to work in the motion picture production industry in British Columbia. Are you one of those people?

We are calling all crew members, performers, suppliers, professionals, service personnel and others who work directly or directly with the motion picture production industry to be counted.

PlaceSpeak connects you to place, so we can see the spatial distribution of film folks in B.C.  Do most of us live in the lower mainland?  What is the truth? 

The Provincial Government disputes our data, so we need to become consistent with their analytical systems so we can be counted properly.  The government questions our numbers, let’s prove them.

PlaceSpeak is different from signing a petition because it verifies people to their address and generates defensible feedback data. Connecting on PlaceSpeak is not a one-shot deal but an ongoing way to obtain more direct information, and be notified of new developments.

PlaceSpeak  is different than  posting on FaceBook because it is not anonymous and anecdotal. You can’t edit or delete your posts, because they are an important part of the public record.

Get us the real numbers!

We need verifiable information. Help us come up with the data to defend our position.  To rebut the government’s position, let us show them that we are real people and these are solid numbers.

This entry was posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 11:30 am and is filed under National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    3:33 am on February 22nd, 2013

    .@savebcfilm Launches @PlaceSpeak Survey Seeking Verifiable Data On The Impact Of BC’s Film & TV Sector http://t.co/62rKHle0bH #wecreatebc

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