Actor Sean Penn is directing a film in Winnipeg this summer.
As ChrisD.ca first reported in January, the Oscar winner was in the city earlier this year scouting locations for his shoot.
By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press
MONTREAL — Netflix is refusing to remove from its hit movie “Bird Box” footage of the rail explosion that killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, despite an appeal from the town’s mayor.
But the streaming company has said it will ensure no future productions on its platform use images of the disaster for entertainment, according to Lac-Megantic Mayor Julie Morin, who spoke to a Netflix representative Thursday.
By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is making its tax credit for film and video productions permanent and hinting at more help for the industry despite a consultant’s report that called for a reduction.
The tax credit, touted by the province as one of the biggest in Canada, was to expire at the end of this year. But it has proven effective in attracting projects and jobs, Culture Minister Cathy Cox said Tuesday.
Actor Sean Penn is roaming the streets of Winnipeg as part of an upcoming film project, ChrisD.ca has learned.
The Academy Award winner is currently scouting shoot locations in the city. It’s unclear what project Penn is working on or how long he will be in Winnipeg.
A film production will temporarily close two downtown Winnipeg streets on Sunday for the Lionsgate feature “Revolve.”
From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 18, the following will be closed to traffic:
WINNIPEG — Actress Molly Ringwald will soon be making her return to Winnipeg to join production on the upcoming romantic thriller “Siberia,” ChrisD.ca has learned.
The film, starring Keanu Reeves, has been shooting in the city and around the province, including in Marquette, Manitoba.
Keanu Reeves is set to film the upcoming romantic thriller “Siberia” in Winnipeg this spring, ChrisD.ca has learned.
Reeves will play an American diamond trader in Russia trying to unload blue diamonds of dubious origin.