B.C. EDGES OUT ONTARIO FOR TOP FILM & TV PRODUCTION

Feb 02, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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British Columbia has surpassed Ontario – as Canada’s top locale for film and television production. 

A Canadian Media Producers Association report says the 2016-2017 fiscal year was strong for Canada overall – with production volume in the country reaching an all-time high of $8.38 billion.

B.C. has always been in the top three provinces for film and TV shoots, but the association says this year – its production volume hit $2.991 billion – just ahead of Ontario with $2.977 billion.

Quebec, with its thriving French-language industry placed third – with $1.754 billion in production volume.

The sector also generated 24,120 direct full-time jobs in B.C. – slightly more than  Ontario.

The report says that Star Trek Beyond alone – employed more than 3,900 British Columbians and contributed $69 million to the provincial economy – during 78 days of shooting.

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