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COMMENTARY: Canada’s production industry is booming. Let’s not forget why


FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION in Canada is booming. Profile 2017, the CMPA’s latest annual economic report, finds production volume in this country at an all-time high, reaching a total of $8.38 billion last year, and creating over 170,000 jobs. Canadian television content alone reached $2.99 billion in production volume and generated 61,200 jobs.With few exceptions, production budgets are growing, distribution advances increasing, and foreign pre-sales are up. This tells us that Canadian content is seen as a smart investment and that our shows are more exportable than ever. On top of this, foreign location and service production has exploded, indicating...