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  • motion-pictureThe City of Vancouver is pleased to welcome home Vancouver-born actor, Ryan Reynolds, as he stars in Deadpool, his next major motion picture. In support of this production, the City is accommodating key filming, which will take place from April 5 to April 18 on the Georgia Viaduct.

    “Vancouver strongly supports our thriving film and TV industry, which creates major economic and community benefits for our residents and businesses,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Many leaders from the global entertainment sector are in Vancouver now for the TED Conference, in large part due to our strong sup-
    port for the sector. This collaboration with 20th Century Fox is more exciting news for our growing economy and another important way of showing that Vancouver is open for business for major motion pictures.”

    “After scouting locations in North America and Europe, we selected Vancouver for both budgetary reasons and because of the City’s increasingly positive reputation regarding its support for filming,” says the film’s Executive Producer, John Kelly. “The use of the viaduct is necessary to accommodate a critical scene that requires the appearance of highway overpasses entering a major urban centre. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with the City of Vancouver.”

    The production intends on spending more than $37.5 million directly and will hire more than 1,100 people. More than 80% of BC film and television companies are located in Metro Vancouver and 85% of those companies are based in Vancouver. These Vancouver-based companies support over 18,000 jobs.

    The Georgia Viaduct leads out of the downtown core, and the closures have been scheduled to minimize impacts to rush hour traffic. The Dunsmuir Viaduct will not be impacted by any closures.
    The Georgia Viaduct will be closed to traffic from 5am to 3pm on weekdays from April 6 to April 16. When filming completes at 3pm, one lane will open to allow traffic to pass a 100-metre screened area. All lanes will open once past that area. On Sunday,

    April 5, filming will take place 8am-8pm. On Saturday, April 11, filming will take place from 5am-5pm. The production has held options to use the Viaduct on April 12, 17 and 18 for contingency purposes. For more information on road closures, visit vancouver.ca/roadwork.

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