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The Sustainable Act Collective Joins Creative Pathways™ Esteemed Industry Resources

We are thrilled to see The Sustainable Act Collective (TSAC) be featured on Creative Pathways's list of industry resources!

Our commitment to fostering sustainability within the motion picture industry aligns perfectly with Creative Pathways' mission to empower professionals with valuable tools and insights.

Our podcast, "The Sustainable Act with Smiely Khurana," serves as a beacon of inspiration, connecting listeners with global leaders, activists, and film industry professionals who are driving meaningful change. Through insightful interviews, we explore innovative solutions and actionable steps towards a more sustainable world.

Creative Pathways™ is a comprehensive platform dedicated to supporting professionals in the Canadian creative industries. It offers a wealth of resources, including articles, webinars, and tools, designed to enhance skills, foster connections, and provide valuable insights for individuals navigating careers in fields such as film, television, music, and digital media. Whether you're seeking guidance on career development, industry trends, or networking opportunities, Creative Pathways™ serves as a go-to resource hub tailored to the unique needs of creative professionals.

About Creative Pathways

Championing a dynamic motion picture workforce in B.C. that is equitable, diverse and inclusive.

Bridging career-seekers with industry

Motion picture production activity in British Columbia is increasing. The workforce needs to expand to meet demand.  But it’s a vast and complex industry without a single easy entry point.

That’s why the Motion Picture Production Industry Association (MPPIA) and Creative BC have collaborated with many industry stakeholders to launch Creative Pathways and continue supporting workforce development.

Making films and television shows is big business, with many companies behind the creation of screen stories. Transforming an idea to a film or television show involves many well-timed moves and interconnected parts. In B.C., well over $3B is spent per year in making screen stories for both domestic and international audiences.

Take Steps to Get into #BCFilm

The colourful rings of the Creative Pathways target are like steps toward your goal to Get into #BCFilm. Unlike traditional industries, this career path requires a lot of initiative to collect knowledge, skills and networks that gradually connect you with the many freelance roles the industry offers:

  • If you want to be a producer/director/writer, be ready to become an entrepreneur who works above-the-line. You will lead your own teams and projects, pitch, promote and generate demand for your ideas, and seek public and private investors to support bringing them into reality.

  • If you want to work on movie sets and studios, plan on beginning with entry-level below-the-line positions to learn on the job from other artists, craftspeople and technicians. You will work your way up, learning on the job in guild-style fashion from experts in the camera, stunt, set decoration departments and more.

  • If you love the digital side of storytelling, and you’re keen to work in animation, visual effects (VFX) or post production, a formal education is usually required to gain basic art and digital skills. With this training, you will become a sought-after freelancer because this segment of the industry’s workforce is in very high demand.

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About The Sustainable Act Collective:

The Sustainable Act Collective is a dynamic grassroots movement with a mission to ignite positive change in communities worldwide. At the core of TSAC's ethos lies a fervent dedication to promoting social and environmental sustainability. We're not just talking the talk; we're walking the walk, collaborating with stakeholders across various industries, including the motion picture sector, to drive impactful initiatives for a brighter future.

One of TSAC's notable resources is its esteemed podcast, "The Sustainable Act with Smiely Khurana." This podcast isn't your run-of-the-mill chatter; it's a platform that connects listeners with global leaders, activists, and film industry professionals who are spearheading real change for sustainability. Through thought-provoking interviews, "The Sustainable Act" shines a light on innovative solutions, uplifting narratives, and actionable steps towards a more sustainable world.

The Sustainable Act Collective is currently in the process of building new resources, workshops, events, and an engaging online community to empower you to take charge of sustainable change within the motion picture industry and beyond. We currently have a collection of podcast interviews and blog posts with leading motion picture industry action-takers who are paving the path for sustainability.


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