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Blade Runner 2049
Hacksaw Ridge
Star Trek: Into The Darkness
The Revenant
Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Hateful Eight
X-Men: Days OF Future Past
The Hobbit: Battle Of the Five Armies
The Hobbit: The Desolation OF Smaug
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Kong: Skull Island
Mirror Mirror
War For the Planet of the Apes
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
TRON: Legacy
Brokeback Mountain
The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus
Legends of the Fall
The Assassination Of Jesse James
I Robot
Days of Heaven
The Clan Of The Cave Bear
Game of Thrones
The Good Doctor
DC Legends of Tomorrow
Van Helsing
The Walking Dead
Parks & Recreation
Chicago Fire
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Theatrical Contact Lenses In Stock


For those who have been waiting patiently for the past few weeks . . .

We just received a large shipment of theatrical contact lenses.

In the movie The Chronicles of Riddick, star Vin Diesel wore Cataract theatrical contact lenses.

Every style is now in stock at Thomas FX. Shop Online, or drop by and pick up your theatrical contacts today.
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World's Most Extreme Fog Machiine

If you want to see the special effects fog machine equivalent of this guy's steroid overdose photo, check out Dieter Sturm's latest video.

Literally folks, it  ROCKS . . . and . . . ROLLS !

Well done Dieter!!!
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RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Every year the Royal Bank of Canada sponsors the prestigious Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

On May 9'th between 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm the British Columbia Forum for Women Entrepreneurs has organized an information seminar on the 35'th floor of the Royal Bank Building at 1055 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.

Betty Thomas Quee, President of Thomas FX, will be one of the panel presenters at this event. Betty was nominated for Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997, and again in 1998 when she WON the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Betty has been a role model and mentor for Women Entrepreneurs for many years and has volunteered as a Judge for the annual Awards competion for nearly a decade. She is an Honourary Lifetime Member of BC Women In Film & Video.

Throughout her career Betty has always been at the forefront of change and innovation. She was the first female Stuntperson in Canada, the first female Stunt Coordinator in Canada, the first female Second Unit Director in Canada, and to our knowledge the first and only film industry Woman Entrepreneur to be recognized as Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. It is only fitting that she is also President and Board Chair of the Thomas FX Group  . . .  the first Special Effects company in Canada.

Betty has also received the international "Ambassador's Award" from Canada's Ambassador to the United States, presented to her in Washington DC, the "Award of Merit" from the British Columbia Film Commission for her "Contribution to the Development of the BC Film Industry", and several awards from the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce for "Business Excellence"... for "Innovation", and for "Best Business".

Panel Presenters will include:

Susanna Carson | CEO, BSI Biodegradable Solutions (Past Award Winner)
Barb Mowat | CEO, Impact Communications Limited (Past Award Winner & Judge)
Betty Thomas Quee | President & Board Chair, Thomas FX Group (Past Award Winner & Judge)

Moderated by:
Jill Earthy | CEO, FWE (Judge)
RBC Advice & Best Practices:
Suzanne Rutherford | Vice President Enterprise Collaboration, RBC
Betty McLeod | Sales Manager, Small Business, RBC
Vanessa Noga | Senior Account Manager, Commercial Financial Services, RBC

If you are a Canadian Woman Entrepreneur and would like to attend this event, CLICK HERE for more information, and register. Full attendance is expected so if you are interested . . . Act now!
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Buy Breakaway Glass Mirror From Thomas FX

We are pleased to let everyone know about the latest Thomas FX breakaway glass product . . . . breakaway glass mirror.

We have been working at developing this product for years and have finally "cracked" the secret . . . Sorry about that bad pun, but I just couldn't resist.

To the left you can see a roll of digital green tape reflected against a test sample of our new mirror glass. Can you tell which is the real tape and which is the reflection?

Breakaway glass mirror, also known as breakaway mirror glass or just mirror glass, while more expensive than our normal breakaway glass products, can be made in any thickness, shape or size, as per our established breakaway glass product offerings.

Contact Betty for pricing and ordering details, or call her directly at 604.929.5455.
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Today's "SILLY HAT" Award Goes To . . .

 A local Special Effects "wannabe" walked through our doors this afternoon with "a new product" that he wanted us to distribute. Before telling us anything about his product he told us we had to sign a 3-page non-disclosure agreement. Next, after we told him what we though of his NDA agreement, he told us his new product was a "peel and stick" pyro product that was still in beta testing. Then he told us he was going around to local special effects technicians to try and sell the "new product".

While we admire initiative, this guy qualifies for today's "SILLY HAT AWARD" for making the worst sales call that we have ever experienced . . . on behalf of a product that he couldn't discuss . . . that he didn't have a sample of . . . that was not market ready . . . and to top it off, he couldn't tell us how much he wanted for his product!

While we respect the company he works for, this guy made some really BIG mistakes today:

1) No business owner is going to take time out of a busy day to read some legal document handed to them by some guy that just happens to walk through the door unannounced, flogging a product that he is not willing to discuss.

2) Demanding that an NDA be signed before telling us WHY we would be interested in what he had to say is just downright stupid. Insisting that we sign the NDA implies he thinks we will steal his product.

3) Telling us that he was going direct to our customers with his new product then expect us to be interested in distributing it is also downright stupid . . . Why on earth would we stock a product that a manufacturer was selling directly to our customers?

4) Approaching us with an unproven pyro product "in beta testing" is not just stupid, it is dangerous, and it would be pretty dumb for us to even allow such a thing as an unproven, unregulated, unlicenesed pyro product into our building . . . but no worries in this case, because the guy making the "sales" pitch didn't even have a sample of the product with him!

5) Finally, he had no idea that the Federal explosives regulations were in the process of being changed, and the likelihood of his "beta product" complying with the proposed new regulations would likely be remote.

We distribute more than 6,000 sku's, and sell millions of dollars of product to customers in 46 countries around the world every year. Most of those sku's are made by the world's pre-eminent special effects manufacturers. Those manufacturers do business with us becuase they know that our ethical business practices and commitment to both service and quality are unequalled . . . AND because we always pay our bills on time.

Customers trust us to ensure that the products we sell are always of the highest quality . . . that they are safe . . . and that they meet all regulations prescribed by any regulatory body having jurisdiction. We would NEVER market a product that was unproven, and potentially unsafe, or manufactured by a hit-or-miss startup company that was represented by unprofessional people.

We do respect and admire initiative, and if approached, we are always willing to listen and offer direct honest feedback . . . even though most people cannot handle direct or honest criticism . . . but after 44 years in business if you are planning on walking through our front door, asking for our time, with the assumption that we are somehow going to cheat you, or steal your idea, then you probably should not be walking through our door. That is just not how we do business in this company.

Over the years many of our customers have come to us with their new business and product ideas, and we have always been open to listen, and willing to offer constructive feedback. However, if the first thing you do when you walk through our doors is to insult us, if you are not prepared, and you waste our time, you are not going to get a warm and fuzzy welcome from us. We run a serious business serving serious professionals with serious special effects products and do not suffer fools lightly.

The bottom line is that we told the gentleman, honestly, directly, and in no uncertain terms, that he and his product were "not ready for market" and wished him well with his mysterious new product . . . a product that experienced professional pyrotechnicians would likely never be interested in . . . a product that might not be safe to use . . . a product that will possibly never see the light of day.
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