Vancouver has long held the moniker "Hollywood North" because of the blockbuster movies and TV shows that have come here to film. Recent credits include Fifty Shades of Grey, George Clooney's Tomorrowland, Seth Rogan's The Interview, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, The Twilight Saga and X-Men. But Vancouver is also a fertile sandbox for actors and writers. Michael J. Fox, Ryan Reynolds and Joshua Jackson all grew up in Vancouver as did writing partners and actors Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who wrote the film Superbad about their experiences as teens in Vancouver. Meanwhile, animation and digital film production thrives here too. Post-production for Life of Pi, District 9 and Cloud Atlas all happened in Vancouver. And British Columbia fires up its right brain with a decent roll call of film companies such as Vancouver-founded Lionsgate Films. (And yes, we've had our own Real Housewives series, too, darling.)
Breaking news! David Duchovney recently confirmed that The X-Files is being resurrected and will be filmed in Vancouver.