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Strongest Year Ever for Ontario's Film and Television Industry

2012 Production Results Supports Economic Growth, 29,000 Jobs

Film and television production results for 2012 are reinforcing Ontario's position as a world-class production centre.

Film and television activity contributed $1.28 billion to the provincial economy in 2012 and accounted for almost 29,000 full-time direct and indirect jobs. Since 2008, economic activity has increased by 90 per cent and the 2012 financial results are the strongest ever.

2012 results highlights include:

  • Domestic film and television production accounts for $871.9 million - representing 68 per cent of total activity
  • Television series produced the strongest results with domestic productions representing $698.2 million, up from $626.7 million in 2011 - an increase of 11.4 per cent
  • Foreign television production represents $270.6 million, up from $150.2 million in 2011 - an increase of 80 per cent.  

The new Ontario government, through the Ontario Media Development Corporation, is helping to stimulate growth and innovation in the creative industries. This is a key part of The Way Forward in building a strong economy and a fair society.

Ontario Film and Television Production 2010 – 2012

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