Camosun advances plans for movie studio, training centre

Plans for a movie studio on Camosun Faculty’s Interurban campus with training parts took one step nearer to actuality at this time with the posting of a Request for Pre-Qualification on BC Bid.

Aerial view of the conceptual image of the proposed film studio at Camosun College's Interurban campus

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Camosun movie studio idea picture

“Camosun is hoping to show its imaginative and prescient of a business movie studio mixed with instructional parts right into a actuality with the discharge of a Request for Pre-Qualification,” explains Geoff Wilmshurst, Vice President of Partnerships. “The method is meant to lead to an progressive proposal that advantages the faculty, college students and the native financial system.”

The Request for Pre-Qualification invitations respondents to grow to be pre-qualified to design, construct and fund a movie and digital media training centre in trade for a 99-year lease. Responses will decide a shortlist of respondents who will then be invited to the second stage by means of a Request for Proposals from which a most popular proponent shall be recognized and enter into an settlement with Camosun.

Subsequent steps embody an all-proponent assembly later this month with a submission deadline of Sept. 30. Precise dimensions, dimension, structure, timelines and prices shall be finalized with the enter of the popular proponent.

A duplicate of the Request for Pre-Qualification is on the market at

In spring 2021, the Ministry of Superior Schooling and Expertise Coaching supplied $150,000 to assist Camosun within the exploration of instructional alternatives for college students within the B.C. movie trade and the potential improvement of an on-campus movie studio.

The movie trade in B.C. generates roughly $3.4 billion of income yearly with many of the work in Vancouver.

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