Film / Digital Entertainment / New Media
Learn more about a few featured businesses in this sector that call Burnaby home:
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. In fiscal 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion. EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™.
As British Columbia’s leading television station with its flagship “News Hour” broadcast and only provincial 24 hour news channel BC1, Global BC is the broadcaster more British Columbians turn to for local news than any other. With a team of experienced and trusted journalists, Global BC provides their audience with award winning journalism – morning, noon and night digging deeper to find the truths behind major issues that matter to its residents.
Global BC has garnered numerous awards – not only for their stellar journalism – but also for their achievements as an outstanding corporate citizen. Servicing the community in the Lower Mainland since 1960, Global participates in, and supports a wide range of community initiatives, as well as partners with charities and organizations across British Columbia. As an active member of the community their philanthropic efforts remain an integral part of their heritage.
The Bridge Studios, the first dedicated studio facility in Vancouver, opened for business in 1987 with television series “MacGyver” and the feature film “Stakeout” among the first productions to have used the facility.
Since 1987, the Bridge Studios have hosted over 100 productions. Boasting North America’s largest effects stage, six sound stages totalling 120,000 sq. ft., 40,000 sq. ft. of production offices and 35,000 sq. ft. of workshop facilities on a 15 acre site. We’re just 30 minutes from the airport and 15 from downtown Vancouver.
Mammoth Studios is a full service film production facility located in Burnaby, British Columbia. The facilities’ immense size allows production companies the space and capacity to create. Mammoth Studios is used exclusively for the film industry – to keep up with industry standards, Mammoth Studios was fitted with all the specifications and amenities a film production company would need – thus, continually making Mammoth Studios a sought after venue.
Funded by an annual operating grant from the provincial government and donations from loyal viewers, Knowledge Network offers commercial-free creative documentaries, arts and culture, drama and children’s programs from Canada and around the world. Through the commissioning of broadcast and digital interactive content, it also plays a vital role in supporting the independent production community in British Columbia.
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