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June 2021 Newsletter - Thomas FX

June Newsletter - Thomas FXJune 2021
TFX is well stocked with snow products for the upcoming Snow Season.
We also stock a good supply of Look Solutions fog fluid. 

Meanwhile, our Spring Cleaning Sale continues, with many good used items priced below cost and ready for new homes. 

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Thomas FX Enters M&A Market to Accelerate International Growth

June 2, 2021 World-renowned special effects company, Thomas FX, plans to escalate its international growth and global operations by attracting a strategic industry investor through an M&A process.  Read full press release >
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B2B Marketing Changes in The Film Industry

B2B Marketing Film IndustryMay 12, 2021    How B2B Marketing Changed in The Film Industry Since The Pandemic

As a result of the pandemic, the film industry was brought to a sudden halt, forcing businesses to pivot and adapt their marketing strategies. From special effects to closed captioning, here are a few businesses that have adjusted strategies and remained successful throughout the pandemic.

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April 2021 Newsletter - Thomas FX

April 2021 NewsletterApril 2021

Read about Thomas FX latest news for the month of April.

Dayna Beckman has been promoted to the position of “Operations Coordinator” at Thomas FX. Congratulations Dayna!

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March 2021 Newsletter - Thomas FX

March 2021 NewsletterMarch 2021

Working together. we will get through the global pandemic. It has never been more important for businesses in our industry to come together and support each other. Improving our sense of community is why we publish the Thomas FX Monthly Newsletter.  We would like to thank the Special Effects Coordinators and Buyers, who have supported us through the beginning of 2021. Your continued loyalty means the world to us. Thank You!

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Meet the Winners - Covid-19 Local Leaders Awards

Covid-19 Local Leaders AwardThe NV Chamber's 2020 COVID-19 Local Leaders Award Winners were announced October 20th 2020.

Thomas FX was the winner of the Innovation/Switching Gears Award.

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February 2021 Newsletter - Thomas FX

February 2021 NewsletterFebruary 2021  

The last few months have been extremely eventful for Thomas FX. We have added innovative new products to our assortment, including COVID-19 safety products. We have received local awards, expanded our global reach, and are shipping quality production supplies every day, as Film and TV productions resume.

Read all about our latest news in our February Newsletter >
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Story of Success – Interview with Betty and John Quee of Thomas FX

Story of SuccessFeb 25, 2021 - Hollywood North Magazine 

There are many women contributing in the industry and one of the first to come into Canada’s film industry to thrive was the amazing Betty Quee who has had quite a lot of experience working in 2nd unit directing and stunt coordination to working and operating Thomas FX, one of the greatest prop and setup designing companies in Vancouver and pretty much anywhere on Earth.
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2021 'The Business of Good' Awards Finalists

2021 Business of Good AwardFeb 3, 2021  Announcing the finalists for the 2021 Business of Good Awards

BCBusiness' second annual awards celebrate B.C. organizations that turn the principles of social responsibility into action.  Here are the 20 finalists.

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How North Vancouver businesses stepped up to COVID challenges

The Star Covid Awards articleOct 29, 2020  - In challenging times, North Vancouver businesses have proven to be resilient, innovative, and overwhelmingly inspirational.

To shine a light on some of the many businesses that have kept thriving and gone the extra mile to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Vancouver Chamber initiated a new awards series.

The North Shore News and national news site, The Star, have drawn national attention to the awards and the businesses who received them.
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Thomas FX Awarded Innovation/Switching Gears Award by North Vancouver Chamber

OCT 20, 2020   The North Vancouver Chamber is proud to announce the Winners of the 2020 COVID-19 Local Leaders Awards in recognition of excellence in the North Vancouver business community during the pandemic.

These awards showcase a few of the many members of our business community who deserve our recognition for demonstrating initiative, community support and local leadership during these challenging times.

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What’s COVID-19 doing to the value of your small business? - Editorial

OCTOBER 14, 2020 - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ (CFIB) data for August found that for almost half of small businesses, monthly revenues were 75% or more of the prior year. Businesses that are surviving the impacts of COVID-19 demonstrate resiliency and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Some businesses have added new product lines and expanded their customer base. Thomas FX Group Inc., a North Vancouver-based supplier of specialty products to the movie industry, best known for biodegradable snow and ash products (used in The Revenant, Avengers: Infinity War, Star Trek: Into the Darkness, etc.) became the exclusive distributor of a line of high-intensity UV lights and sanitizing chemicals, and now has added doctors, dentists, and gyms as customers.

Read the full editorial on bccpa.ca
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What Has the Pandemic Meant for Hollywood North?

HNM article screenshotBefore the pandemic, BC was home to 40 percent of Canada’s film and television production, followed secondly by Ontario. Although Canada’s Covid-19 cases are on the rise, the significantly lower numbers than their American neighbours offer a more promising outlook for future productions. 

Beginning in August, film production started to see a prominent return across BC, with productions resuming filming. Pre-pandemic, Thomas FX was best known for being an industry leader in Hollywood and global film special effects production supplies. Thomas FX has made a shift to start selling COVID-19 safety measures on top of their usual product supply. 

Read the full article on Hollywood North Magazine >
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Safety on Set Adds New Layer of Reality

VANCOUVER SUN - AUG 15, 2020   

For doc-style filmmakers, set safety can get complex.

The blue-collar reality TV genre takes real Canadian working-class tales to views all over the world.  Filming shows such as Mud Mountain, Heavy Rescue: 401, Save My Reno, Queen of the Oil Patch, and Highway Thru Hell is challenging, due to the dangerous occupations and conditions they document.  COVID-19 adds another layer of danger and makes filming reality TV a lot more real.  

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Thomas FX, Distributor Of BioTech UV, in Need of International Dealers

VANCOUVER, BC – AUG  2020 – As COVID-19 cases continue to increase on a global scale, legendary special effects company, Thomas FX, has become a distributor of BioTech UV Technology. Now, Thomas FX is looking for international dealers to help them ensure this technology is available on a larger scale to help industries, communities, and businesses return to work safely.

Click here to read the full press release about this initiative.
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Global TV - Believe BC: North Shore company pivots to avoid economic disaster due to COVID-19 pandemic

Global TV report screenshotJuly 29, 2020 - A North Shore TV and movie special effects company had an ‘enlightened’ idea to avoid financial disaster when their industry was shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aaron McArthur reports.

Click here to watch the Global TV report.

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Press Release - THOMAS FX HAS PIVOTED THEIR BUSINESS TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

VANCOUVER, BC - JULY  2020 - John Quee, Chief Executive Officer, Thomas FX Group Inc., is pleased to announce that Vancouver-based special effects legend, Thomas FX, is now the exclusive distributor of Bio-Tech UV Technology in Canada
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Thomas FX Non-Contact Pickup Service

Thomas FX has re-opened "BY APPOINTMENT ONLY", for the time being, and has introduced "No Contact Pickup Service" to keep us all. Here is a photo of Betty helping our first "BY APPOINTMENT", "Post COVID-19" Lockdown, store customers.

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COVID-19 Closure & Safety Protocols

We are still here to take your calls and emails, at our usual numbers, but Thomas FX is closed temporarily, during the Global economic and health crises. New health and safety protocols will be in effect once we are authorized to reopen . . . . 
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Join Our Green Revolution!

It is time to stop talking and DO SOMETHING . . . . . Join Our Green Revolution!
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