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Filming in Mission, BC

The District of Mission is an ideal film location, offering breathtaking scenery, unique buildings, an extensive municipal forest and an historic downtown.  We are within easy access of Vancouver (just 70km east) and just far enough away to gain additional tax credits.  With a professional team and welcoming service we are here to help you find the ideal location(s) and efficiently arrange permit and licensing requirements.

Filming if movie White Hot

Filming of Hallmark movie White Hot

The District of Mission is here to help

Location Scouts – contact the Economic Development Department at 604 820 5375 or cseeley@mission.ca

Permits and Licensing – contact the Engineering & Public Works Department at 604 820 3736 or engineering@mission.ca

Forestry Lands – contact the Forestry Department at 604 820 3784 or kcameron@mission.ca

To film in the District of Mission, the following information is required along with your Filming Permit Application prior to approvals being considered:

  • Shooting schedule
  • Letter of Permission from any private property owners involved.
  • Insurance in the minimum amount of $5,000,000.00 naming the District of Mission as co-insured.  See your insurance agent for details.  This is a very common request and every insurance company has their own way of handling it.
  • List of roadways that will be used; requested closure schedules, times, etc.
  • If any of the roads are controlled by the Ministry of Transportation (e.g. Lougheed Highway, First Avenue, Railway Street), you must get permission from the Ministry to close the roads.
  • Traffic control must be contracted to a registered traffic control company (the flaggers must have their Traffic Control Certificates).
  • Emergency vehicles must have access as required.
  • We will notify all authorities of road closures.
  • Please forward a copy of your Wrap Sheet after filming is complete.

The District of Mission is a member of the Fraser Valley Regional District Film Commission along with Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope and the District of Kent.

Forms

Filming Application Package

Business Licence Application Form

wrap sheet

Tax Credits

Foreign and Domestic productions in British Columbia can access a variety of provincial and federal tax credit programs and if eligibility requirements are met, a producer can combine them to access exceptional savings.

British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)  Available to Canadian,  or international film and TV production companies with a permanent establishment in BC, with a 28% refundable tax credit on eligible labour costs.

Film Incentive BC Tax Credit (FIBC) Available to Canadian controlled production companies, offering a refundable tax credit of 35% on eligible labour costs.

BC Digital Animation or Visual Effects (DAVE)  A tax credit of 16% on qualifying labour costs for production companies employing BC talent for post-production and sound.

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) A Government of Canada tax credit for Canadian controlled production companies and those with permanent establishments in Canada.

Supporting Film Through Local Business

There is a wealth of local companies willing to meet the demands of hectic schedules and the tight timelines that are associated with the film industry.  From local cafés to hardware stores and hotels – check out the directory for a list of on hand businesses and suppliers.

Film Business Directory

Please contact cseeley@mission.ca for further information

Recent Productions

Film:

The Shack
Scorched Earth
Woody Woodpecker
Jingle All The Way
The Real MVP – The Wanda Pratt Story

TV Series:

Riverdale
Beyond
Bates Motel
The Flash
Supernatural
Disney MTX

Commercial:

Walmart
Tylenol
Volvo
Tracphone
Audi

Local Involvement

Do you have property that could be utilized by the film industry?  Contact the Economic Development Department at 604 820 5375 or e mail cseeley@mission.ca for more information.

 BC Film Industry

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