Over the past four months film production companies have been parking at Harbourside Business Park, Concert’s future mixed-use, masterplan waterfront development in North Vancouver.
The filming of big TV hits like Bates Motel and The Flash have contributed to the procurement of $22,500 in parking fees. Concert has since processed 100% of these proceeds as donations to North Shore Rescue, Hollyburn Family Services, and most recently to the Canadian Red Cross Fort McMurray effort.
“It’s important to us that we always look for opportunities to give back to the community,” says Brian McCauley, Concert’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We’re proud to make donations to two local charities, and also to be able to do our part to help with a crisis of national concern.”
Additionally, the film industry is an important community pillar – in 2015 the City of Vancouver earned $715,000 in revenue for film and street-use permits alone. As cities across the lower mainland work to remain key destinations for international filming, Concert is pleased to help facilitate production in the community.
“Concert was very supportive,” says Greg Jackson, a Location Manager who worked on production for the second season of The Flash. “Our industry greatly appreciates it.”