Save BC Film Continues…


BC NDP leader Adrian Dix was in Los Angeles meeting with production company executives on why they choose British Columbia for filming: it’s our world-class film crews and our locations. In British Columbia, production companies only receive 33% in payroll and labour costs.Any production accountant and production manager will choose the cheaper option and have their production filmed in Toronto or Montreal. The film industry is a multi-billion dollar industry here in British Columbia, commercial and other industries depend on the film industry.

Yet the premier doesn’t believe that’s the case. She says it’s not “sustainable” for our economy… Wait? How is it not sustainable when film brings in more business where they spend quite a lot of money? Not to mention local municipalities get extra revenue streams for charging film productions location fees.

Adrian Dix hasn’t said anything on what an NDP government would do. It’s pretty frustrating when politicians are politicizing people’s jobs. No one has came forward with an answer.

Come on Adrian and Christy!

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Save the BC Film Industry


Please sign the BC Film industry petition on Avaaz.org, here.

While a lot of supporters of the film industry here in British Columbia have signed the petition, I still encourage you to sign it. The BC Liberal government has been impervious on what they intend to due to provide competitive tax breaks for film production companies (they keep saying they’re going to do something about it but we still haven’t heard on what they plan on doing and we probably won’t until during the election or after election day and by then – it will be too late and thousands of British Columbians in the film industry will be without work). Your favourite show or movie that is filmed here spends a lot of money in both payroll taxes. Not to mention PST & GST soon since British Columbians were lame in voting against the HST.

They bring a lot of business to British Columbia and they generate revenue streams not to mention they employ a lot of people at a given time. Please take a few moments out of your day to sign.

Thank you.

Emmadale & Anth Adventures: The Duck Pond & Friends


Emmadale and I went on an adventure to the Granville Island area in Vancouver today. We met up with a friend and her Welsh Terrier Miles for a play date. You can find our friends Miles and (Other Emma) at their blog here (Other Emma took the photographs :).  We were walking near the duck pond. Emma wanted to take a closer look and fell in. She walked in a few feet into the pond turned around and then froze.

Emmadale found herself in the duck pond smiling. Then she got a little worried! (Photograph by Emma of MilesAndEmma.com)

She was so scared. She only would move a few inches. So I kicked off my shoes, pulled off my sucks, hiked up my pants and walked in. Valiantly (if I can say so) I moved through the water closer and took her by the leash. She didn’t want to move so I picked her up and carried her out of the water.

Emma thrilled that she’s no longer stressed out in the water. Such a good girl!

She was so relieved when she came to shore that she bulldozed me. I tried taking her to a clean waterfall to rinse her off but she wouldn’t have it. I let her go and off she went playing with her Welshie buddy. She’s too cute.

Miles and Emmadale introduce themselves (Photograph by Emma of MilesAndEmma.com)

She is also a Jack Russel Terrier herder apparently.

Emmadale herds some Jacks. (Photograph by Emma of MilesandEmma.com)

And they obediently sat side by side while Human Emma and I ate some nachos on Granville Island.

Miles and Emmadale await patiently while we eat our nachos on a patio on Granville Island 🙂 (Photograph by Emma of MilesandEmma.com)

Did I say I made a friend too?!

Miles giving me kissies 🙂 (Photograph by Emma of MilesandEmma.com)

Miles showing some tongue when he cleans my face! (Please don’t tell his human!) (Photograph by Emma of MilesandEmma.com)

And prepare yourself for too much cute. This is hands down my favourite picture of me ever! (Photograph by Emma of MilesandEmma.com)

And of course Miles is the perfect gentleman escorting his new lady friend to her car!

Miles and Emma walking to the car 🙂 (Photograph by Emma of MilesandEmma.com)