Cat's Eye: Opening of Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
It was lights, camera, action last week at North Vancouver’s Capilano University as TV and film celebrities, dignitaries and VIPs celebrated the opening of the new Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation.
Open for business, and classes, this past January, the new 69,000-sq.-ft. building cost more than $34 million and was designed by Vancouver architectural firm Cannon Design. Students here have access to the best of the best including cameras, monitors, two S3D camera rigs and other professional equipment.
There is also a 200-seat high definition/3D theatre, sound mixing and recording studios, an 8,000-sq.-ft. sound stage, editing labs, costuming studios and more. It’s a legacy contribution that helps to solidify Vancouver’s place on the international stage of professional movie making for years to come. Bravo!
1) Acknowledged for their generosity on this evening are West Vancouver philanthropists Nat and Flora Bosa who donated $6 million for the completion of the centre. It is the largest private donation in the university’s 43-year history. 2) Actor William Petersen, star of television’s popular “CSI” crime series, is on hand to partake in the event. “This is one of the nicest sound stages I’ve ever seen,” he said. 3) Neal Clarance, director BC Motion Picture Production Industry Association, left, and North Shore Studio’s Peter Leitch are among the VIPs in attendance. 4) Capilano University registrar Karen McCredie attends the event with husband Andrew McCredie, former editor of the North Shore Outlook. 5) Actor Jackson Davies, left, of TV’s Beachcomber fame, chats with Brightlight Pictures president Shawn Williamson and guest Jessica Taylor. 6) Former Vancouver Canucks winger Tony Tanti takes the tour of the new film facility before the formal celebrations begin. 7) Helping make speeches and dedications, VIPs and politicians prepare to take the stage. From left: North Vancouver District mayor Richard Walton, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour Jane Thornthwaite, North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton, and dignitary Frank Griffiths.