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Vancouver-Based TV – Local Talent Poised For Bigger Role Amid Travel Concerns

By Nellie Andreeva Courtesy of Deadline As Hollywood is cautiously charting a path back to TV production, Vancouver may help lead the way. A number of shows filming up north have set tentative July-August production start dates, I hear. They include ABC’s The...

Here’s what Toronto’s $2B-a-year film industry could look like once it reopens

by Julia Knope Courtesy of CBC Although many Toronto businesses have been given the green light to start reopening, film, television and digital productions set to shoot in the city this year are still shut down — with no plans in place to resume in the near...

British Columbia Film Production to Restart Amid Safety Guidelines

By Etan Vlessing Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter Hollywood cast and creative will still be required to quarantine for two weeks when crossing the border, slowing the return of the major studios and streamers for new or restarted production. Film and television...

Prepare For The Death & Rebirth of Hollywood

By Richard Janes Courtesy of Medium Production, exhibition, and good old fashion power are all being violently uprooted in tinsel town and where we land twelve months from now is going to look very different from the last twenty years. Cue creepy music and a slow...

SI Core Values

Life Is short. Everyone should pursue a career doing something they love.

Artists should be proud, excited, and supported as creatives.

Artists who want to pursue a creative career, should.

Parents and families deserve our full support as the #1 influencers of dreams.

"Creativity vs. income" is a false choice. Learn how to make a living doing what you love.

Story has the power to change the world.

Everything started with someone telling a story, imagining, creating. Stories can discourage or give hope, tear down or build up, hold back or inspire. That’s how much power storytellers have!

Everyone has a story to tell.

We need to hear stories from a vast array of voices and perspectives.

Across all age, ethnic, gender, orientation, and ability groups.

Education's role is to liberate and empower our creative potential.

Every artist should think, train, and work like an entrepreneur.

Success comes from the consistent application of good habits.

Professionalism starts with kindness, respect, and transparency.



We’re not just another acting school in Vancouver. We’re Vancouver’s only story school. And the difference can literally make or break a career. How many times have you seen a show that looked cool – great production quality – but the story? Not so much. Yet look at Pixar, look at Marvel. There’s a reason they kill it year after year, and the reason is story. Story is why we love and adore the shows we do, years later. It’s why great storytelling is at the centre of every one of our programs. Our instructors don’t just train students to become great actors and writers: We develop game-changing storytellers and influencers, ready to entertain and transform audiences!


  • 6-month, industry-ready programs that prepare you to launch right after graduation
  • Full business package, training, demo reel, and portfolio
  • Lifetime instructor mentorship and access to our studios
  • Small, student-friendly class sizes
  • Network directly with Vancouver casting agents, directors, producers, actors, and writers
  • Scholarships linked to local community volunteerism
  • Develop confidence, creativity, communication, emotional intelligence, connection, friendships, and more!


To have the greatest success and influence immediately after graduation, you want to start meeting key players – fellow artists, Vancouver casting agents, producers while you’re in training. Since the majority of production takes place in Vancouver, it only makes sense to train and network here. Discover one of the best acting programs in Vancouver at Story Institute. We have the best acting coaches to get you ready for Vancouver casting agents. We provide the most complete writing, music creation, and acting classes Vancouver has to offer. Take advantage of industry full-time diploma program for adults and part-time certificate programs for kids and teens of all experience and backgrounds. Our writing training and acting programs provide the professional skills, techniques, and world-class business package to secure work within the incredible diversity of today’s media formats and platforms.