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The President of the Vancouver Film Studios is casting doubt the province grabbing the Times of India Awards sShow will mean any influx of movie jobs into BC.
Pete Mitchell says productions from india are low budget and bring in their own people.
"I saw a clip very recently of a producer from Mumbia when asked if he was going to produce shows here in BC as a result of this show laugh and say it is not really feasible, it is very expensive, but maybe the beauty would make up for it. That doesn't really sound like a ringing endorsement or a source of jobs for anybody in the film and television industry."
Mitchell says inaction by the Clark government has BC "very close to missing the boat" in film production jobs.
He says it costs five million dollars more to shoot a major film in BC as compared to Toronto.