B.C. film biz org sets L.A. rep

British Columbia's MPPIA hires Peter Wetherell

VANCOUVER — The Motion Picture Production Industry Assn. of British Columbia is angling to expand relations between B.C. and Hollywood.

It has appointed Los Angeles-based industry consultant Peter C. Wetherell to represent its interests in the U.S. and to help grow, diversify and promote biz in the Canadian province.

“We expect Peter Wetherell’s expertise in the U.S. will help bring about new means for the B.C.-based industry to collaborate with our colleagues south of the border,” said Peter Leitch, chairman of the MPPIA, a member-based, nonprofit society set up in 2002.

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