Author Page For: Susan Gittins

Longtime mainstream media (MSM) journalist and author Susan Gittins began writing about and photographing Vancouver’s many film and TV location shoots in the summer of 2010 after the Winter Olympics put the city and its beauty on the world stage. Movies and TV series often showcase the Vancouver area in similar fashion. Vancouver is Awesome commissioned her YVRShoots series in the fall of 2010 and it ran regularly for three years. She launched her own daily YVRShoots blog in the spring of 2012.
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TONIGHT: Rihanna As Marion Crane on BATES MOTEL

On tonight’s Bates Motel we meet Sam Loomis’s girlfriend Marion Crane played by pop star Rihanna. She’s about to make the bad decision that leads to her checking into the Bates Motel. Does she steal from her work like the Marion Crane of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho did? Rihanna filmed scenes of Crane at [...]


Moving production from Vancouver to L.A. A Paley Fest fan asked the Arrow-Flash-Supergirl-Legends cast and creators if any of the shows will ever film in Los Angeles instead of Vancouver. The actors were excited at the thought but the producers explained it’s all based on economics. That it’s financially impossible to make shows like Supergirl [...]

GOING SOUTH: LUCIFER & LEGION Leaving Vancouver to Film in Los Angeles With $28 Million in California Tax Incentives

Going South. FOX’s Devil-leaves-Hell-for-LA Lucifer and FX’s head-tripping Marvel series Legion are both moving production from Vancouver to Los Angeles. Lucifer — with Tom Ellis as the charming Devil —  is about the Lord of Hell decamping from boring, old Hell to a more exciting life in L.A. Noah Hawley’s recently-renewed Marvel series features Dan [...]

WONDERCON: RIVERDALE Panel With Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead & the Parents On March 31st

Small town. Big secrets. Riverdale sleuths can get a jump on solving the mystery of Jason Blossom’s death at a WonderCon panel on March 31st with Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Josie (Ashleigh Murray), Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), Alice Cooper (Mädchen Amick), Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols) and the [...]


An Arrow bromance — Oliver & Diggle. A Flash ship — WestAllen.  A Supergirl — Kara. A Legends friendship — Sara & Ray. Moderated by Kevin Smith. Here’s the lineup for this Saturday’s Heroes & Aliens Panel. Paley Fest Filmed in Vancouver. Arrow Stephen Amell, David Ramsey Creatives: Marc Guggenheim, Wendy Mericle The Flash Grant [...]

SHOOT: NBC Virtual Reality Pilot REVERIE in Downtown Vancouver Skate Park

NBC virtual reality pilot Reverie filmed in a downtown Vancouver skate park last night. What’s it about? Mara (Person of Interest’s Sarah Shahi),a college professor trained in counter terrorism is brought onto an immersive, customized virtual reality project called Reverie by her old boss Charlie Ventanaana (Dennis Haysbert). Her job is to enter a person’s consciousness to bring [...]

TRAILER: THE FLASH (Grant Gustin) Musical Duet With SUPERGIRL (Melissa Benoist) & Music Meister (Darren Criss)

The Flash Marquee. Sing or Die. Millie Floss. Meet Millie Floss and gang next week on the musical crossover of The Flash! — Candice Patton (@candicekp) March 15, 2017 Gangsters and Guns. New Westminster. [...]

SHOOT: Shane Black’s THE PREDATOR at East Vancouver’s Templeton Senior Secondary School This Week

Updated. The Predator has turned Templeton Senior Secondary in east Vancouver into Lawrence A. Gordon Middle School in Macon-Bibb county, Georgia, for filming over the March break. Jacob Tremblay in yellow hoodie? Shane Black (Iron Man 3) co-wrote and is directing the new installment that gets back to the roots of the franchise. He should know [...]

TONIGHT: BATES MOTEL Has a New Sheriff Jane Greene (Brooke Smith) in Town

Freddie Highmore at Bates House in Aldergrove. Since torn down. Look out Norman, Caleb’s gone but Romero’s coming for you. On tonight’s Bates Motel: we meet a new White Pine Bay Sheriff (Brooke Smith). Directed by Max Thieriot. Join me tonight for some live tweeting about all things #BatesMotel and my debut as a director. [...]

THE HORROR: Lemony Snicket’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS With Neil Patrick Harris Confirms 2nd Season

Star Neil Patrick Harris is looking for a “sweet penthouse” in Vancouver’s Yaletown and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 is already on the production lists but the official confirmation came today. There will be a second season of  the “unhappy and unnerving” series. Neil Patrick Harris. A Series of @Unfortunate Events [...]

SHOOT: ABC’s DOOMSDAY Pilot Films in Downtown Vancouver

ABC’s end-of-days pilot Doomsday turned downtown Vancouver into a disaster zone this weekend, What’s it about? The Doomsday Project is a think tank formed after 9/11 and tasked with coming up with and figuring out how to stop possible terrorist plots and other doomsday disasters. Years after the program is shut down, the team reunites to [...]