LIGHTS, CAMERA, APPLICATION: VICTORIA JOB FAIR TO FEATURE FILM OPPORTUNITIES

Vancouver Islanders hoping to get their big break in the local film industry may want to check out a job fair in Victoria on Wednesday.

The 'We Love Film Too' campaign launched Wednesday at the B.C. legislature, Jul 10, 2019. (CTV Vancouver Island)

Vancouver Islanders hoping to get their big break in the local film industry may want to check out a job fair in Victoria on Wednesday.

The Jobs Canada Fair, held July 17 at the Parkside Hotel, will feature dozens of exhibitors including the Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission.

While the commission doesn’t hire directly for local film shoots, it does keep a database of trained film professionals. The databuse is used to help land film jobs for people with transferable skills like construction, hair and makeup and accounting.

“We’ve been working hard to build the infrastructure for our film industry on the South Island and part of that is building our local crew base,” said VISFMC administrative coordinator Andrea Rogers.

Having crew ready to work means that the South Island is more attractive for film productions, as it’s cheaper to hire locally than to bring over workers, Rogers said.

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