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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The big five broadcasters unveil their Fall 2018 slates next week at the New York Upfronts. Which filmed-in-Vancouver pilots have buzz? ABC’s ensemble drama A Million Little Things and The CW’s Charmed reboot are two of the most talked about. ABC’s A MILLION LITTLE THINGS DJ Nash’s ensemble A Million Little Things is leading the drama [...]

NEW SERIES: Netflix’s ANOTHER LIFE With Katie Sackoff Expected to Film in Vancouver This Summer/Fall

Will this Netflix sci-fi series film in Vancouver? Another Life stars Katee Sackoff as astronaut Niko Breckenridge who leads a young crew into outer space to trace the origins of an alien artifact in what might turn out to be a one-way trip. Kate Sackhoff has the sci-fi chops for it. She spent four seasons in [...]

SEASON 3: SUPERGIRL Season Finale With Kara Zor-El, Mon-El, Alura Zor-El, Saturn Girl, Alex & The Guardian

Supergirl El Squad. Kara Zor-El. Mon-El. Alura Zor-El. Melissa Benoist. Chris Wood. Erica Durance. Filmed in downtown Vancouver at Vancouver Art Gallery. @Vancity_film video. From the Art Gallery earlier today! @WhatsFilming @yvrshoots — 🌹 (@Vancity_Film) May 2, 2018 Kara Zor-el. Mon-El. Alura Zor-El. #Supergirl squad. At Vancouver Art Gallery. — YVRShoots (@yvrshoots) May [...]

LEO AWARDS: THE FLASH’s VFX Team Nominated for Killer Frost’s Ice Highway

Updated: Team Flash won the Leo Award for VFX. Armen V. Kevorkian, Marc Lougee, James Baldanzi, Andranik Taranyan & Shirak Agresta win Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series – The Flash – I Know Who You Are — Leo Awards (@leoawards) May 27, 2018 The Flash’s VFX team led by Armen Kevorkian is [...]

LEO AWARDS: TOM AND GRANT Nominated for Best Short. Tom Cavanagh for Best Directing, Writing, Performance.

Tom Cavanagh and Grant Gustin’s crowd-funded short film Tom and Grant is nominated for six Leo Awards: Best Short (Tom Cavanagh, Gina Hole Lazarowich, Ellie Harvie, Betty Dubney), Best Directing (Tom Cavanagh), Best Writing (Tom Cavanagh), Best Performance (Tom Cavanagh), Best Sound and Best Musical Score. Tom and Grant is as funny as you’d expect from [...]

FAN EXPO: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Jennifer Morrison at Calgary Fan Expo

Emma Swan and Captain Hook aka Captain Swan named their baby Hope. It’s the perfect name for fairy tale series Once Upon a Time. Jennifer Morrison who played Emma Swan leaked that detail about the series finale at Calgary Fan Expo. Jen answering who her favourite character is on the show. #spoiler #OUAT #OnceUponATime [...]

SEASON 6: ARROW’s Tommy (Colin Donnell) as the Green Arrow Next Week. How is this possible?

All rise. It’s the People versus Oliver Queen. It looks like Oliver Queen is going to jail for life until Tommy Merlyn crashes the proceedings and reveals himself to be the Green Arrow. Wait for it…#Arrow — COLIN DONNELL (@colindonnell) April 26, 2018 How is this possible? Tommy Merlyn is dead. Unless it’s Tommy [...]

SEASON 6: ARROW’s Stephen Amell Wraps Filming in Vancouver. With Guest Star Caity Lotz.

Stephen Amell’s Twitter. Updated: Stephen Amell wrapped filming of season 6 of Arrow in Vancouver around 4 a.m. last night. Arrow has another day of shooting today. Not much is known about the season finale, titled Life Sentence, except Caity Lotz returns as Sara Lance and the ending is a twist “more so than anything [...]

SEASON 13: Richard Speight Jr. Does Triple Duty on SUPERNATURAL Directing & Guest Starring as Gabriel & Loki

Me vs me directed by me. Tonight’s Supernatural was directed by and guest stars Richard Speight, Jr. as archangel Gabriel and trickster Loki. The original trickster, Loki. #Supernatural — Supernatural (@cw_spn) April 27, 2018 In Unfinished Business, Gabriel returns and drags Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) into his plot for revenge on [...]

SEASON 4: THE MAGICIANS Expected To Start Filming Season 4 in Vancouver on June 11th

Our heroes tried to bring back magic to the world in season 3 of The Magicians. No magic at the beginning. And for a moment in the season finale, it looked like they’d succeeded in their quest. But then the Library took control of all magic again and trapped Alice Quinn while the memories of [...]

BIG MOVIE: Milo Ventimiglia is in Vancouver to Start Filming THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

Milo Ventimiglia is in Vancouver to start filming The Art of Racing in the Rain. This is what he is doing on hiatus from playing This is Us’s beloved Dad Jack. The Art of Racing in the Rain is adapted from the bestselling book by Garth Stein. Part-time race car driver Patrick Dempsey of Grey’s Anatomy [...]