Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2011 Best Production Year For Ontario Film/TV Industry

The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) reports that Ontario's film and television industry recorded its best year ever in 2011 contributing $1.26 billion to the provincial economy - a $300 million increase or 31% over the previous year.

It was the strongest performance since 2000 ($1.01 billion) and the highest since the agency started keeping records in 1986.

The $1.26 billion in production activity accounted for almost 30,000 full-time direct and spin-off jobs.

The increase was led by domestic spending which accounted for $852.1 million in total, a 32% increase over 2010's figure of $646.2 million. Foreign spending was also up contributing $412.9 million total - a 30% increase over the previous year's $318.1 million.

High-profile film/TV productions lensed in Toronto during 2011, include Toronto-based director David Cronenberg’s "Cosmopolis", romantic feature "The Vow", horror fantasy sequel "Resident Evil Retribution", the CTV/CBS series "Flashpoint", the TV reboot of "Nikita", a TV spin-off of the feature film "The Firm" and a whole lot more.

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