Filming Guidelines and Appl’n

1.0 Purpose

To outline Granville Island policy and procedure on filming at various locations on Granville Island.

2.0 Policy

Contracts for the commercial shooting of films, video tapes, still photography, etc., on the Island are subject to approval of the Granville Island Office. (see Filming Application Form)

Granville Island may not be identified without special permission. All commercial filming requests shall be reviewed to assure that usage will not be abusive of the Island or of the purposes of the Island. Such review may include story boards, scripts, interviews with Producers/Directors/Location Scouts, or on-site monitoring.

In addition to a daily location shooting, film companies shall be charged for all out-of-pocket expenses which may be incurred as result of the shoot: staff-time, supplies, electricity, clean-up, security, revenue loss, etc. A security damage deposit is required.

Cheques in all instances, shall be payable to Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and drawn on a Canadian bank.

All vehicles required by the crew must be parked in authorized areas and associated parking fees must be paid in advance. All fees including damage and security deposits must be collected prior to shooting.

All film companies must present evidence of insurance coverage, Personal Liability and Property Damage, at limits not less than five (5) million dollars for feature films and two (2) million dollars for smaller indigenous feature films, documentaries and TV commercials or lower risk production.

Fees for commercial use of Granville Island will be as follows:

  • (A) Motion Picture / Television / Videotape Shoot
    Filming Day: $3,000.00 + G.S.T.
  • (B) Still Photography
    Full-day: $500.00 + G.S.T.

Special fee rates may be negotiated and approved only by the Manager, Public Affairs & Programming and / or the Manager, Granville Island.

In filming individual tenants’ stalls / shops, or traffic areas near such stalls or shops, permission from each tenant must be obtained and separate agreements negotiated with each. Filming must not in any way interfere with business, or traffic on the Island, or the public’s enjoyment of the Island.

Filming Application Request Form

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