People dreaming of joining the film industry will have the opportunity as Prince George will offer acting and film courses at a new school.
The announcement was made by Ken Newell of Kopar Administration, Norm Coyne of Baker Street Cinema, and James Douglas of Baker Street Cinema, and is in collaboration with Vancouver’s Story Institute.
“We’re really seeing this as a way for us to start tying in to what’s been available and what’s been going on in Vancouver, and give some more options and opportunities to the people here in the north,” said Newell.
“What we’re planning on doing, through this collaboration with Story Institute, is to provide a centre for excellence in training both acting and filmmaking of all sorts,” said Douglas.
“We have applied to open a Story Institute location in Prince George this fall. Our instructors here will be a combination of local successful talent and actors and filmmakers from some of the biggest shows and animated series on TV today,” said Coyne.
Coyne added that if a film was being shot while courses were going on, students could get the opportunity to see how the magic happens firsthand.
The courses will be 6 months, full time, and are slated to start in September.