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Kootenay Columbia Film Seminar provides support regarding filming in our area
Last fall Santa Pups was filmed in Fernie, turning downtown into a Christmas and Winter Wonderland
On Thursday May 10, 2012 at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce Joanna Maratta representing the Kootenay Columbia Film Region made a presentation to help the community and its businesses and residents reap the benefits of films being produced in town.
The Kootenay Columbia Film Region services the southeast corner of BC and Joanna's role is to market the communities of the region as viable options for the location of films, advertising and TV etc. The services of the KCFR include scouting, surveys (accompanying the producers/directors etc to the area), support (assist clients with government agencies, permits, crew, facilities and suppliers), photo library, community affairs (assist as a mediator/facilitator to keep the Kootenay Columbia Film region film-friendly) and maintenance of crew lists – keeping a database of the talent pool in the region.
During the presentation Joanna was very keen to encourage people to submit great photos that include tourists shots as well as the unusual – "they are always looking to better improve their library and she did impress upon us that great photos are an ideal way for a producer to become initially interested in an area," said Sarah Perry of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.
Joanna provides support to individuals and businesses when it is decided a film will be shot in a community. This can be done by a community meeting, one on one support and ongoing guidance.
For more information, contact Joanna directly at 250-505-4263 or email@example.com