Entertainment, Media & Sports

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

Georgia Straight newspaper to be sold in $1.25m deal

What happened: Media Central set to acquire long-standing Vancouver weekly newspaper Why it matters: The move comes amid other notable shifts in the city’s newspaper landscape Another media shakeup...

What are we reading? January 2, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Glen Korstrom, reporter: Former Vancouverite Rick Antonson’s latest book, Walking with...

What are we reading? December 19, 2019

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Nelson Bennett, reporter: IBM is claiming to have made a significant breakthrough in...

B.C. film sector caught in ‘streaming war’ crossfire

Local producers under increased pressure to meet booming demand for content

What are we reading? December 12, 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: Marriage Story is one of the best movies of the year. A...

Santa’s gift to B.C.’s film sector: Christmas movies

Cable TV, streaming services are boosting annual demand for festive film productions

What are we reading? December 5, 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 internet isn’t what it used to be. Don’t despair....

Jonas Woost

Forty under 40 winner 2019; Director of business development, Pacific Content, Age 37

Ben Silverman

Forty Under 40 winner, 2019; Managing director, co-founder, Integral Artists Inc., Age 39

B.C. special effects firm offers film industry chance to go green with licensing deal

What happened: North Vancouver’ Thomas FX is launching new licensing deal to allow other firms to use its brand to sell eco-friendly products Why it matters: The move comes as the film industry...