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Toronto film, TV industry production in 2012 at highest levels since 2002


TORONTO – On-location filming in Toronto by film and television production companies generated approximately $1.2 billion for the city in 2012, according to a report presented to Toronto’s Economic Development Committee. That figure represents a 5.9% increase over the previous year, and the second consecutive year total production spending in Toronto has exceeded $1billion. The last time the film production industry reached these spending levels was in 2002, before factors such as the SARS outbreak in 2003, a global recession and a falling US dollar took their toll on local TV and film production. Production spending in 2012 increased in...