New CTV Police Drama Set in Vancouver To Air January 2013

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Yesterday’s CTV Upfronts—where the network outlines its 2012-13 TV schedule—revealed that a new police drama set (and filmed) in Vancouver has been ordered for January 2013.

The Vancouver police drama, currently titled Motive, will follow a female Vancouver police detective who “matches wits with killers.”  From the report on CBC: “Each episode reveals not only the victim, but the killer as well. As the detective begins her work, the audience also is drawn inside the mind of the culprit.”

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Retro celeb hotspot to reopen as West End rental suites

Pacific Palisades construction in 1966. Photo credit: Vancouver Public Library

Where did Johnny Depp, Sharon Stone, Katharine Hepburn, Bob Hope and even the mustachioed Tom Selleck all hang out while in Vancouver?

Stumped?

If Vancouver is North Hollywood, then the city’s version of The Roxy during the 1970s and the 1980s was the Pacific Palisades hotel bar in the West End. While many Vancouver landmarks come and go, the modernist Pacific Palisades buildings – two towers between Robson and Alberni on Jervis – will relaunch as rental suites with an open house May 5.

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Retro celeb hotspot to reopen as West End rental suites

Mission Impossible 4 Filming Transforms Vancouver Streets

Vancouver streets transformed

MI4 will be filming this evening, and film crews are busy transforming the street corner outside our office into a little piece of India. Palm trees have been brought in, signage is being changed and Indian street vendors are setting up, creating a colorful backdrop for the movie.

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