Sector Profile – Putting the Spotlight on Film in Richmond

B.C., referred to as “Hollywood North” by those in the industry, is one of the top international full-service film production centres in North America. Ideally located in the Greater Vancouver region, Richmond offers unique access by land, air or sea.

The City of Richmond has had a dedicated Film Office since 2007. The key mandate of the Richmond Film Office is to provide a “one-stop shop” resource for the motion picture industry, as well as provide centralized services to Richmond businesses and residents affected by filming activity.

Richmond’s facilities, exclusive locations, and workforce can support all aspects of the largest movie productions, from set construction and casting through to post-production and visual effects.

Based on the most recent data available, the Film Office has released its 2022 Year in Review  which provides an overview of filming activity, revenue made, strategic initiatives, film studio facilities, filming history, and the economic benefits of filming.

  • In 2022, there were 196 shoot days and 348 prep and wrap days, for a total of 544 days of filming in Richmond.
  • As of 2024, the City of Richmond is home to a total of six film studio facilities. Four are operated by stage management companies and two are operated by studio production companies. These facilities offer sound stages to productions from major studios such as Disney, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Netflix, Paramount, Apple, NBC Universal and many others.
  • In 2021, the Motion Picture Association of Canada member studios supported more than 890 businesses with over $28 million in spending on production-related goods and services in the Richmond community.


City of Richmond – Richmond Film Office Year in Review 2022

Posted on March 1, 2024

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