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Kopar Administration and Barker Street Cinema to collaborate on Prince George Film School

Norm Coyne

Kopar Administration, working in conjunction with Barker Street Cinema, has announced a partnership with Vancouver’s Story Institute to open a film and television training school in Prince George.

This collaboration between the two northern B.C.-based businesses will focus on providing professional education to the people of Prince George and the surrounding area in film and television acting, independent film production, cinematography, sound design, special effects, hair and make-up, and everything else required to support movies being made in the Prince George, made by the people of Prince George.

“As part of Kopar’s 25th anniversary celebration we are pleased to be adding this exciting new chapter for the company,” said Ken Newell of Kopar Administration. “And we are equally pleased to bring a new dimension and series of opportunities in film and television to the North.”

Students of Story Institute, a well-established training school in Vancouver that will play a key role in the Kopar-Barker Street collaboration, regularly book acting jobs of popular television shows like Riverdale, Charmed, and various Hallmark movies, and the avenues open to those Lower Mainland students will be available to learners in northern B.C. as well.

“We have applied to open a Story Institute location in Prince George this fall,” said Norm Coyne of Barker Street Cinema. “Our instructors here will be a combination of local successful talent and actors and filmmakers from some of the biggest shows and animated series on TV today.”

Michael Coleman, the actor, producer, and director behind Story Institute, will be on hand at the Kopar Experience Centre during Northern FanCon this weekend, May 13-15, at the CN Centre, and will be happy to answer questions any prospective students may have.

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