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FILMING and COVID-19 

WorksafeBC Filming Protocols here

Directors Guild of Canada BC COVID-19 here

Page updated: June 23, 2020

FLYING

Provided you satisfy Immigration, persons may fly from USA / Los Angeles or other foreign destinations to Vancouver, then to Kamloops. You will have to change planes in Vancouver.

Book early as airlines have reduced seating capacity to assure safe distancing.

IMMIGRATION

Film industry cast and crew are permitted to travel from the USA or other foreign countries as non-discretionary personnel entering Canada for essential work as long as they have a work permit.

Producers are still exempt from requiring a work permit, but should have a letter and documentation from the production company that have hired them.

Mainstream higher budget features/TV series: Union position (Director//DP/PD) can have work permits processed through the IMP Portal. They would be required to have a letter issued of no objection from the applicable union and a letter from the production company.

All non-union positions such as personal assistant, VFX personnel, Production Accountants.A Labour Market Impact Assessment or LMIA would be required for:

Non-union production - all crew will need to be done under LMIA.

The LMIAs may take longer to process but otherwise, so far, Immigration personnel are catching up on backlogs.

SELF-ISOLATION PLAN

Need to submit a Self-Isolation Plan https://travelscreening.gov.bc.ca/

  • Can self-isolate in Vancouver and then travel to Kamloops

  • Can self-isolate in Kamloops (see Accommodations and Resorts below)

  • To learn more click here.

NURSES on SET for SCREENING and SAFETY

The film commission has a list of nurses that will work on set testing cast and crew, and generally overseeing COVID-19 safety on set. Contact vweller@tnrd.ca or 250-319-6211 mobile.

JANITORIAL SERVICES SPECIALIZING IN COVID-19

The film commission has a list of janitorial services that will clean according to COVID-19 decontamination protocols. Contact Sherre tnfc@tnrd.ca

LOCATIONS Think Outside a Studio

Isolated or empty complexes, and vast locations of interest:

  • Badlands, desert, arid - USA Southwest & Middle East looks here.
  • Grasslands, rolling hills, vast fields, groves here.
  • Tranquille Property - abandoned hospital, residential area and more here.
  • Vacant, Empty and Abandoned warehouses, ranches & indusstrial properties here

RESORTS, HOTELS & MOTELS

We hope you'll take advantage of these great accommodation opportunities.

  • Kamloops Accommodations + around Kamloops here.

  • Regional Accommodations - Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Spences Bridge, Logan Lake, Lytton, Merritt and Sun Peaks Resort here

* will allow filming on property as well

RESORTS - Isolate, Stay, Film

- Big Bar Guest Ranch* (cabins and motel rooms)

  • Cabins with more than one bedroom
  • Kitchen to serve or deliver meals
  • Canyon, lakes, grasslands, deserts nearby
  • Large green lawns and outdoor patio
  • Small lake on premises
  • Trails and wilderness everywhere
  • Outdoor activities
  • Clinton 1 hour east
  • Snowcapped mountains nearby

- Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre* (hotel)

  • Full amenities 
  • In resort municipality similar to Whistler
  • Resort is Bavarian style
  • Large green lawns and outdoor patio
  • Restaurant on premises
    • Our restaurant would open for cast and crew who could eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered. 
  • Lounge
  • "Rates negotiable"
  • Scheduled to open July 1 but may be negotiated

- SUN PEAKS RESORT -  4 Season Resort

  • Golf Course
  • Mountain Biking
  • Lifts operational
  • Putting greens
  • Mid-mountain restaurant 
  • Mid-mountain chapel
  • Swimming poool
  • Other summer activities in lakes nearby

ASHCROFT & CACHE CREEK

- Cache Creek Inn(motel)

  • Rooms with own heat/air conditioning
  • Some rooms with kitchenettes and a couple of suites
  • Outdoor pool
  • Subway restaurant/to go on premises
  • Close to amenities
  • "Rates negotiable"

Sandman Inn Cache Creek* (hotel)

  • Sandman Group - BC Interior Sales 250-868-7157
  • Restaurant on premises
    • our restaurant would open for them and cast and crew would eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered. 
  • Close to amenities
  • Pets allowed
  • "Rates negotiable"

- Willow 'N  Bed & Breakfast, Ashcroft(Bed & Breakfast)

  • 3 bedrooms with washrooms
  • Isolated on plateau overlooking Ashcroft
  • No pets

KAMLOOPS

- Acadian Motor Inn* (motel)
  • 50 Units with own heat/air conditioning
  • Kitchenettes
  • Close to downtown (15 minute walk)
  • Restaurant on premises
    • Cast and crew may cook in their rooms only if the rooms are equipped for having cooking in them.
    • Our restaurant would open for cast and crew who could eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered.  
  • Self-laundry and dry-cleaning pick-up on premises
  • "Rates negotiable"
- Accent Inn(motel)
  • Each unit has own heat/air conditioning
  • Working with health authorities already
  • Kitchenettes
  • Large parking lot
  • White Spot and other restaurants on premises or across street
  • Shopping strip mall across the street
  • "Rates negotiable"

- Best Western Plus(hotel)

  • Sahali area - West Kamloops
  • Kitchenettes
  • Near restaurants, indoor mall and strip malls
  • Continental breakfast
  • Microwave and mini fridge in rooms
  • Indoor pool heated salt water and fitness centre
  • Laundry facilities available 
  • Will arrange catering and food deliveries to rooms
  • "Rates negotiable"

- Coast Hotel Kamloops and Conference Centre(hotel)

  • SW Kamloops
  • Restaurant on premises
    • Our restaurant would open for cast and crew who could eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered.  
  • Lounge
  • Near restaurants, indoor mall and strip malls
  • Indoor pool and fitness centre
  • All sizes and types of ballrooms available
  • "Rates negotiable"
- Comfort Inn & Suites(hotel)
  • SW Kamloops
  • Kitchenettes
  • Near restaurants, indoor mall and strip mall
  • Continental breakfast
  • Indoor pool and fitness centre
  • "Rates negotiable"

- Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops* (hotel)

  • Downtown and close to parks
  • Restaurant on premises
    • Our restaurant would open for cast and crew who could eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered.  
  • Outdoor pool
  • "Rates negotiable"

- DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops* (hotel)

  • Downtown and close to parks
  • Restaurant on premises
    • our restaurant would open for them and cast and crew would eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered.  
  • Outdoor pool
  • "Rates negotiable"

 - Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott * (hotel)

  • PHI Hotel Group - Regional Sales 778-471-9013
  • SW Kamloops - near Casino, Costco and restaurants
  • Continental breakfast
  • Microwave and mini fridge in rooms
  • Indoor pool and fitness centre
  • "Rates negotiable"

 - Hampton Inn By Hilton* (hotel)

  • PHI Hotel Group - Regional Sales 778-471-9013
  • SW Kamloops
  • Rooms and suites
  • Continental breakfast
  • Indoor pool and fitness centre
  • Near to shopping and restaurants
  • "Rates negotiable"

  - Holiday Inn & Suites* (hotel)

  • PHI Hotel Group - Regional Sales 778-471-9013
  • North Kamloops - near airport
  • White Spot restaurant on premises & lounge
    • ?Our restaurant would open for cast and crew who could eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered. 
  • Microwave and mini fridge in rooms
  • Indoor pool and fitness centre
  • Near to shopping and restaurants
  • "Rates negotiable"

  Hospitality Inn* (motel)

  • PHI Hotel Group - Regional Sales 778-471-9013
  • SW Kamloops overlooking Kamloops
  • Each unit has own heat/air conditioning
  • Rooms with full kitchens and mini kitchens available
  • Near to shopping and restaurants
  • Outdoor pool
  • "Rates negotiable"

- Motel 6(motel)

  • SE Kamloops
  • Each unit has own heat/air conditioning
  • Many fast food outlets and restaurants nearby
  • "Rates negotiable"

  - Pacific Inn & Suites* (hotel)

  • PHI Hotel Group - Regional Sales 778-471-9013
  • SW Kamloops - near restaurants and shopping
  • Full kitchen suites
  • Microwave and mini fridge in rooms
  • Indoor whirlpool and fitness centre
  • Near to shopping and restaurants
  • "Rates negotiable"

- Ramada Inn* (hotel)

  • Sahali area - west Kamloops
  • Restaurant on premises
    • Our restaurant would open for cast and crew who could eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered. 
  • Lounge on rooftop
  • Separate buildings
  • Whirlpool
  • Pet friendly
  • Near to shopping and restaurants
  • "Rates negotiable"

Sandman Inn & Suites* (hotel)

  • Sandman Group - BC Interior Sales 250-868-7157
  • Near downtown
  • Denny's restaurant next door
  • Near YMCA indoor pool and fitness rooms
  • "Rates negotiable"

- Sandman Signature* (hotel)

  • Sandman Group - BC Interior Sales 250-868-7157
  • Downtown and by Riverside Park along Thompson River
  • 202 rooms; 100 are suites
  • Moxie's restaurant on premises & lounge
    • Our restaurant would open for cast and crew who could eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered. 
  • Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill
  • Indoor pool and fitness centre
  • "Rates negotiable"

- Scotts Motor Inn* (motel)

  • Near downtown and parks
  • Each unit has own heat/air conditioning
  • 59 rooms total on property
    • 23 kitchenettes
  • Restaurant on premises
    • Cast and crew may cook in their rooms only if the rooms are equipped for having cooking in them.
    • Our restaurant would open for cast and crew who could eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered. 
  • Rooftop deck with Bar B Q 
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pet friendly
  • "Rates negotiable"

KAMLOOPS - EAST

- South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre* (hotel)

  • Isolated 20 minutes east of Kamloops with full amenities 
  • Golf course next door
  • Kentucky theme conference centre
  • Equestrian stables and corrals
  • Also separate quarters in nearby large house built for groups
  • Outdoor pool
  • Along South Thompson River
  • Large green lawns and outdoor patio
  • Restaurant on premises
    • Our restaurant would open for cast and crew who could eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered. 
  • Lounge
  • "Rates negotiable"

MERRITT

- Best Western Plus, Merritt (hotel)

  • Kitchenettes
  • All rooms with microwave & fridge
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Eating area
  • Near shopping and restaurants

- Comfort Inn & Suites, Merritt * (hotel)

  • All types of rooms
  • Eating space on site
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Near shopping and restaurants

- Ramada Inn Limited, Merritt * (motel)

  • Kitchenettes
  • Home restaurant on premises
    • Our restaurant would open for cast and crew who could eat in shifts and practice self-distancing as required by law, or they could have meals delivered. 
  • Eating area on premises
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Pet friendly
  • Near shopping and restaurants

ALTERNATIVES

www.horizonnorth.ca

Horizon Trailers, out of Kamloops and Alberta, will provide trailers for isolation and living on site while filming in and around premises of choice.

  • Estimated costs $200 per day per person and includes staff to cook and clean

Provides:

  • Bedrooms
  • Washroom trailer(s)
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Recreation room
  • Food
  • Staff to cook and clean
  • Others as needed
  • Rates negotiable dependent on needs, access to water and power

Ahren Engelbracht, Sales Associate, Industrial Services 

AhrenEngelbracht@horizonnorth.ca  (Office) 403-517-4657 (Cell) 403-512-0690
(Toll Free) 866-305-6565