A famous actor has taken to twitter thanking Vancouverites as he stars in a film that will shut down the Georgia Viaduct while it shoots some dramatic car crash sequences.
Ryan Reynolds tweets “Thanks again to the city of Vancouver for allowing us to make “Deadpool” here at home. Particularly commuters affected by the viaduct closure.”
That closure takes place 5am to 3pm Monday to Friday for the next couple of weeks.
Crawford Hawkins with the BC council of the Directors Guild of Canada says Vancouver is drawing some major block-busters.
“We are busy because of our location, because of our varied geography, and our proximity to Los Angeles, we can put thirty plus crews on the street at any given time, the down turn in the dollar has helped level out the production centre.”
Hawkins says there are 32 feature and independent films shooting in the city right now.
City officials say Deadpool alone will bring 37.5 million dollars to the local economy and employ 1100 people.
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