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Motion Picture Industry Orientation – Facilitated Session

Start your Motion Picture journey with this newly revamped Screen BC course that offers a comprehensive guide to your first day complete with e-learning modules, facilitator-led sessions, and certification opportunities. ⁠
} 10:00 am
$150.00 / Seat

June 4 | June 17 | June 29 | July 5

Attend this virtual session BEFORE taking the online exam.

Developed in partnership between Creative BC, Screen BC and industry labor organizations, this comprehensive, mandatory course provides you with the information you need to know before working on a film set. The MPIO is just one step in a series of additional courses or programs which will be required by different associations, guilds and unions in order to make your entry into the motion picture/television industry.

This 4-hr facilitated session is the prerequisite for the online Motion Picture Industry Orientation (MPIO) Exam administered by Actsafe Safety Association, and provides a review of the E-Learning Module including deeper discussions about the nature of the B.C. film industry, first day on the job, set terminology, set etiquette, basic safety, getting hired, and communication skills.


  • Establishes a welcoming tone to the motion picture industry while acknowledging historic milestones and barriers.
  • Demystifies the first day on the job.
  • Examines the essential interpersonal, communication, and team skills required for being successful while working in the industry.
  • Practices how to read a call sheet.
  • Practices the basics of using a walkie talkie on set including common phases and expressions.
  • Identifies top industry expectations, the benefits and challenges of working in the motion picture industry.
  • Provides time to review health and safety risks while working on set and examines employer and worker safety responsibilities.
  • Discusses options for finding work in the motion picture industry.
  • Offers time for questions and answers related to the E-learning Module and navigating the industry in general.

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