NORDICITY STUDY SHOWS MAJOR ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY IN CANADA

July 11, 2013
Posted by: Leslie Wootton

Toronto, July 10, 2013 ‘ The Motion Picture Association’Canada and the Canadian MediaA�Production Association (CMPA) today released a new first-of-its-kind study on the economicA�contribution of the film and television industry in Canada, revealing that, in one year alone, theA�sector supported 262,700 jobs, including 132,500 FTEs in film and television production, andA�generated $20.4 billion in GDP for the Canadian economy.

The Economic Contribution of the Film and Television Sector in Canada is a comprehensive study ofA�the economic contributions of the film and television industry in Canada, commissioned by theA�Motion Picture Association ‘ Canada in collaboration with Canadian Media Production AssociationA�(CMPA) and conducted by Nordicity. Building on research released in Profile 2012: An EconomicA�Report on the Screen-based Production Industry in Canada, the new study captures the direct,A�indirect and induced economic impacts of the industry’s entire value chain in Canada. The sector’sA�value chain segments, which are examined in detail in the study, include: Production, Distribution,A�Media Manufacturing and Digital Asset Management, Film Festivals, Theatrical Exhibition, DVD/Bluray Sales and Rentals, Video-on-Demand and Online Digital, Broadcasting, and BroadcastingA�Distribution. The economic contribution of the film and television sector does not stop with theA�economic and tax revenue impacts originating from activity in the value chain. The sector’sA�economic contribution also manifests itself over time through industry development, and throughA�spillover effects captured by the construction and tourism sectors.

For the full release and FAQ go to MPA-CMPA-NORDICITY Release, July 10

TheA�complete report is available online atA�http://www.mpa-canada.org/nordicity-report/en.

 

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