Entertainment, Media & Sports

Covering all issues relating to the arts, music, sports, film and TV in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada as a whole

What are we reading? April 18, 2019

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web. Kirk LaPointe, editor-in-chief: The redacted Mueller report will be interpreted in the...

Delta casino opening in 2020

You can drop a few bucks in the penny slots at the Cascades Casino Delta next year. Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. this week announced it was given approval by the provincial...

Foreign film, TV inflow swamping B.C. productions

Hollywood shows forcing some local producers to shift focus to outside B.C.

Pro sports leagues slow to allow players to use cannabis

CFL is only top-tier sports league to not test players for recreational drugs

What are we reading? April 4, 2019

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Kirk LaPointe, editor-in-chief: There are significant insights and tantalizing tidbits...

11-screen VIP Cineplex opens in West Vancouver

Municipality has not hosted a movie theatre in three decades

What we are reading? March 28, 2019

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Kirk LaPointe, editor-in-chief:   In 2015, Americans spent 9.78 billion hours...

B.C. takes Hollywood North title as production hits $3.6b in 2018

What happened: Film and TV production volume in B.C. reaches $3.58 billion in 2017-18 fiscal year Why it matters: More foreign productions are setting up shop on the West Coast than anywhere else in...

City’s music strategist hoping to hit economic high notes

Cultural planner will be a link between city bureaucrats and professional musicians

Province rules in favour of ‘Sausage Party’ animators over overtime dispute

What happened: Vancouver animation studio fined and ordered to pay animators overtime for work on Seth Rogen movie Why it matters: Province pushes back against argument animators are “high...