After a long and hard fight to improve film tax credits and save the British Columbia film industry, the advocacy group Save BC Film has called it quits.
On Thursday, the group posted the following on their Facebook page:
After careful consideration we, as the organizers, have decided to close the Save BC Film Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the website.
During the past 8 months, our community came together in unprecedented ways to educate not only ourselves, but our friends, neighbours and Government representatives about the value of having a strong and vibrant film and TV industry in BC.
We took to the streets, the media and the offices of MLA’s and City Officials to explain our positive stories of working in this business and shared our concerns of the need of continued government support to remain competitive in the global market.
We were successful in so many ways but now those accomplishments are behind us and a new chapter has begun. A chapter that has the industry currently in a very busy time and is welcoming the Liberal Government’s excitement and interest in our business. Now more than ever we need to rally behind the Motion Picture Production Industry Association and We Create BC to help us move forward positively and professionally. We encourage you to make use of We Create BC’s Facebook page to continue the discussion there.
We cannot thank everyone enough for the support of this grassroots movement and look forward to continuing to be an active voice within the other organizations.
We will be removing the Facebook page, the web page, and the Twitter account on November 1.
Image: Save BC Film Facebook