Trains, Planes and Background Extras

Extras — “A LOT of background performers of all ages, sizes and ethnicities” are needed by Joseph and Mary in North Bay from November 3rd to 10th, as posted at MFM — check out this opportunity here.

(Via WireService.ca) In 1968, the National Film Board took over six minutes of footage of the CN Turbo train, interior and exterior — the fastest train ever to run in Canada, going up to 226 km/h. High Speed Rail Canada, which advocates for modernization of passenger rail in Canada, has now posted the film to its YouTube channel. Founder Paul Langan says “Even though this NFB footage is silent, has watermarks and time stamps on it, the footage is spectacular.”

(Via MarketWired) And speaking of film and modern transportation, starting today in Montreal the Science Centre’s IMAX®TELUS Theatre presents Living in the Age of Airplanes. This film on how the airplane has changed our world is brought to viewers by the Theatre, National Geographic, Aéro Montréal, Quebec’s aerospace cluster, and Aéroports de Montréal.

At Canadian Business, Graham F. Scott looks back at the horror film boom in this country in the 70’s — and the tax loophole that inspired it. Happy Halloween to you.

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