Hallmark is shooting movies in Canada again and it feels like Christmas in July
Hallmark is officially shooting movies in Canada right now, and between all of the wreaths, reindeer decorations and fake snow, it almost feels like Christmas in July.
Multiple places in Canada gave their film industries the green light in June, but it wasn't until this month that things really began kicking off across the country.
In British Columbia, Hallmark is now shooting Chateau Christmas at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Multiple people have posted pictures of the extravagant trees and colourful nutcrackers to social media.
Although the Hallmark movie is taking advantage of casting Canadian actors (including a local snowboarder) in the film, any cast or crew travelling from outside of the country will still be expected to quarantine for 14 days before production begins.
In nearby Vancouver, Hallmark's Christmas Forgiveness is also well-underway, with President of Principle Productions Kristofer McNeeley sharing a snap of the set to Instagram in mid-June.
Canadian actress Emma Oliver also shared a picture of herself and her onscreen sister at the set in Vancouver, which included a festive wreath in the background.
Meanwhile, in Ottawa, Hallmark's Christmas on Wheels began filming earlier this week.
Screenwriter Tammy Klembith took to Twitter on Monday to share a snap of a red car with a license plate that reads "XMASWHL."
Although most of the details are being kept under wraps, Toronto-based actor Randy Thomas, who has a role in the movie, shared a picture of himself getting a COVID-19 blood test before he left for Ottawa.
Super excited & extremely grateful that our holiday script, Christmas On Wheels, starts filming today in Ottawa Canada!! #filmmakerslife #filmmaking #screenwriting #screenwritersofinstagram #screenwriterslife pic.twitter.com/9LcxxVmYtk— Tammy Klembith (@TammyKlembith) July 6, 2020
The following Hallmark and/or Lifetime films are also slated to start filming in Canada later this July:
And it's not just Hallmark Christmas productions that are up-and-running once more.
Both TV shows will be expected to limit the number of people on set and have crew and cast wear masks where possible, per guidelines released by WorkSafeBC.
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