Motion Picture Industry Orientation


Duration: 2 Days
Time: Saturday, 10am – 4pm / Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Capacity: 35 students
Course Fee: $180

Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA, and industry labour organizations, the Motion Picture Industry Orientation course is a comprehensive, mandatory course that provides you with the information you need to know before working on a film set.

Topics include growth and trends in the BC motion picture industry, the collaborative nature of the industry, demands and challenges of working in film, on-set protocols and language, film job classifications and descriptions, reading and understanding a call sheet, importance of interpersonal skills, on-set safety considerations and best practices.

A few details to remember:

• Your certificate will be issued in your name and mailed to you upon successful completion of the course

• When registering, please ensure that you provide the name of the person who will be attending the course, along with a CURRENT AND COMPLETE mailing address; failure to do so may lead to a significant delay in receiving your certificate

• You do not need to bring anything, however, you may like to bring a notebook or laptop to take notes

• You will receive a reminder email approximately two days before your course begins

Refund Policy

  • We have a strict, full fee 48-hour cancellation policy. If we receive your cancellation notice less than 48 hours before your course begins, you will not be issued a refund.
  • If you provide notice of cancellation within the timeline above, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee
  • If you need to rebook, please notify us 48 hours prior. Any rebooking after this period will incur a $25 fee.


Please note that certificates are issued by ActSafe, and will be mailed to you within 2 weeks of completion of the course. To avoid delays, please ensure you register the name of the person attending and provide an accurate mailing address.