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B.C. special effects firm offers film industry chance to go green with licensing deal
B.C. special effects firm offers film industry chance to go green with licensing deal
What happened: North Vancouver’ Thomas FX is launching new licensing deal to allow other firms to use its brand to sell eco-friendly products

Why it matters: The move comes as the film industry pursues efforts to become more sustainable

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Thomas FX™ Announces International Brand and Patent Licensing Opportunity
Thomas FX™ Announces International Brand and Patent Licensing Opportunity
Globe in HandsWith the intention of reducing environmental waste from the film industry, Thomas FX Group Inc. today announced that they will be offering brand and patent licensing opportunities around the world for qualified special effects businesses and production supply companies currently servicing the film and television industries around the world. Master franchises for Thomas FX’s patented biodegradable products are also being offered.
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Thomas FX Works with Hollywood North to Improve Sustainability
Thomas FX Works with Hollywood North to Improve Sustainability
Thomas FX patents for Biodegradable Fake Snow and AshThe BC Film industry faces enormous environmental challenges, including micro plastics entering the ocean and atmosphere from fake snow and other special effects. Thomas FX makes safe, food-grade biodegradable snow and ash for the film industry.  Read the full Vancouver Sun article.
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Thomas FX is paving the way for a greener film industry around the world.
Thomas FX is paving the way for a greener film industry around the world.
Go Green Or GO HomeIndustry stalwart special effects supplier Thomas FX provides the highest quality true biodegradable artificial snow for film and television production
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Welcome New Dealers.....
Welcome New Dealers.....
Join Our Dealer NetworkFX is pleased to welcome three new International Dealers to our rapidly growing Dealer Network.
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We're Hiring
We're Hiring
Thomas FX is expanding. To view current employment opportunities Click Here
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Remembering John Thomas 1947-1994
Remembering John Thomas 1947-1994
R.I.P John ThomasToday marks the 25'th anniversary of the passing of John Thomas, Founder Thomas FX. John passed at 5:50 pm (PST) March 22, 1994 with his beloved wife Betty at his side . . . . . 
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CONGRATULATIONS ... AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
CONGRATULATIONS ... AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Avengers: Infinity WarAvengers: Infinity War has been the box office hit of 2018 ... 
A well deserved 'shout out' to Congratulate the cast and crew. Thank you for incorporating BIO-ASH from Thomas FX into your project and featuring our product so dynamically in the film.
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BUY FAKE MONEY PROPS @ THOMAS FX
BUY FAKE MONEY PROPS @ THOMAS FX
Best Fake MoneyThomas FX is now the Canadian Distributor for the film industry's best fake money props. 
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VIKINGS SAHARA SANDSTORM | Thomas FX
VIKINGS SAHARA SANDSTORM | Thomas FX
Vikings Season 5Thomas FX recently supplied our Paper Sand to VIKINGS for an episode filmed in the Sahara Desert. Here is what they had to say about us . . . . 
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STUNT REHEARSAL STUDIO | THOMAS STUDIOS
STUNT REHEARSAL STUDIO | THOMAS STUDIOS
SkyscraperThomas Studios was recently used as a Stunt Rehearsal Studio for the film project "Skyscraper" which stars Dwayne Johnson and Neve Campbell. Allan Poppleton (Avatar, Chronicles of Narnia, Wolverine, Hunger Games)  was the Fight Coordinator and Stunt Coordinator on the project. 
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CLOSED TILL APRIL 3 - HAPPY EASTER
CLOSED TILL APRIL 3 - HAPPY EASTER
Thomas FX will be closed until Tuesday April 3 for the 2018 Easter Long Weekend Holiday. 
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R.I.P. John Thomas
R.I.P. John Thomas
Last week, March 22, marked the 24'th anniversary of the passing of Thomas FX founder, John Thomas. After all these years . . . . 

The Dream Is Still Alive!
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Snow Day ... Closing At Noon
Snow Day ... Closing At Noon
To ensure our crew makes it home safely, Thomas FX will close at Noon today.
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CLOSED MONDAY ... GONE FISHING
CLOSED MONDAY ... GONE FISHING
Thomas FX will be CLOSED on Monday for the FAMILY DAY long weekend holiday.
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WE ARE ALL THE WAY BACK . . .
WE ARE ALL THE WAY BACK . . .
After a much needed three week break, our crew is finally back to work. All Holiday online orders have now been packed and shipped. Thank You for your patience. 
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Snow & Fake Snow Christmas Shipping Deadline
Snow & Fake Snow Christmas Shipping Deadline
As Thomas FX will shut down for the Holidays on Thursday, we would like to remind you that the deadline for shipping snow, fake snow, and snow machines is tomorrow, Tuesday DEC 12 at 12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time.
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Buy Snow Machines & Snow Fluid From Thomas FX
Buy Snow Machines & Snow Fluid From Thomas FX

Snow Machines and Snow Fluids from Thomas FX are being shipped to entertainment professionals in every corner of the world. Order yours today and allow plenty of shipping time before we close down for the Christmas Holidays.
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CLOSED MONDAY NOVEMBER 13
CLOSED MONDAY NOVEMBER 13
Thomas FX will be CLOSED on Monday, November 13 for the Remembrance Day Long Weekend.
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While You Were Sleeping . . . .
While You Were Sleeping . . . .
We have just completed a series of successful website upgrades designed to enhance everyone's online shopping experience by making our core products easier to find. We hope you find these upgrades useful, informative, more engaging, and possibly even entertaining. 
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Our Products Entertain the World

Special effects products from Thomas FX entertain hundreds of millions of people every year in films, television, live events, and themed attractions. Our products are also distributed by many of the world's leading retailers and used frequently for seasonal displays in malls, stores, hotels, including many of the corporate sponsors facilities and businesses that participated in 2010 Olympic Games celebrations.

Volcanic Ash & Bio-Ash Effects Supplies

"We achieved fantastic results while using your paper sand products on Vikings after flying it from Canada to Ireland where it was loaded on a truck and traveled by ship all the way down to the Sahara desert for a sandstorm scene. Our director and designer were both very happy with the effect. Always a pleasure dealing with Thomas Fx."

Paul Byrne,
Special Effects Supervisor Vikings
Seasons 1-6

Artificial Snow Special Effects Innovator

Thomas FX is a renowned manufacturer and distributor of the world's finest artificial snow and special effects production supplies including SNO-FX!, Red Hot Snow, and winter snow effects. We support display designers, special effects technicians, and entertainment professionals working on six continents.

"Thomas FX pulled out all the stops to help me get through our two and a half month long blizzard shoot in Telluride Colorado, on The Hateful Eight film. They worked around the clock to make and ship snow to us. I can’t thank Thomas FX enough, no one else could have pulled this off."

Bruno VanZeebroeck,
Supervising Special Effects Coordinator
The Hateful Eight, Academy Award Winner

 

 

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"Excellent quality snow product, backed with excellent service"

Dieter Sturm,
Academy Award Winning Special Effects Coordinator

We have satisfied customers in the following countries :

  • Thomas FX Ships to Argentina
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  • Thomas FX Ships to Venezuela
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