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Okanagan film industry continues to grow through pandemic

Even during the pandemic, the Okanagan continues to become a hotspot for film projects with bigger stars and films expected on the horizon according to the head of the Okanagan Film Commission.

Chair of the film commission, Jon Summerland, told the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) board at their Jan. 21 meeting that movie producers created around $48 million in economic impact in the region last year.

The non-profit film commission, funded in part by local regional governments, led the way in health and safety protocols while shooting in 2020, according to Summerland.

“One month into the pandemic, we were

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COVID-19 took away movie theaters and threatens our most challenging films

Challenging films such as "I Was at Home, But ... " with Maren Eggert, center, are endangered by the pandemic. <span class="copyright">(Cinema Guild)</span>
Challenging films such as “I Was at Home, But … ” with Maren Eggert, center, are endangered by the pandemic. (Cinema Guild)

Save our cinemas

Thank you to Justin Chang for his moving and heartfelt article about seeing poignant movies on the big screen [“Cinematic Power Outage,” July 26]. My family has been in business for 90 years (Metropolitan Theaters). We think there is enough quality content for all mediums but the theatrical experience has to be preserved and nourished.

See it on the big screen surrounded by other people even at a distance.

Bruce Corwin

Los Angeles

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H&m Provides Fashion And High Quality At The Most Effective Price

From plaid coats to white winter gowns, we seemed back at Princess Diana’s most fashionable chilly-climate outfits. On the purple carpet, Jennifer Aniston loves a easy black gown, but she never shies away from a plunging neckline or a high slit. From festive plaid coats to statement-making maternity fashion, Meghan Markle knows how to rock a winter look. Ella Emhoff, the stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris, was photographed for Dust Magazine in a patchwork knit sweater she designed herself. Lisa Bloom, an attorney Shopping representing a few of Alexander Wang’s accusers, stated in a tweet that her shoppers “acknowledge” … Read More

New Exhibition Takes Wing at MWPAI ‘More Than a Tweet: Birds, Art, and Culture’ March 12 through August 1 | The Scene

March 12 through August 1

UTICA — The captivating delight of birds is explored in the exhibition, “More Than a Tweet: Birds, Art, and Culture,” March 12 through August 1.in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art.

Elusive creatures of wonder and delight, birds have long fascinated artists and designers. “More Than a Tweet” explores the use of avian motifs and the colorful meanings associated with these mesmerizing creatures interpreted by artists including Georges Braque and John James Audubon. The exhibition is made up of artworks from the Museum of Art collection spanning two centuries, and features 22 paintings, works

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