It was a blockbuster year for the film and TV industry in Ontario.
In fact, 2015 was the best year on record.
The industry contributed $1.5B to the provincial economy, while supporting over thirty-two thousand full-time direct and associated jobs.
Ontario is the top film and TV production center in Canada, and the third largest by volume in North America, right behind California and New York.
Academy Award winning films Spotlight and Room are just two recent examples of films produced in Ontario.
“The 2015 numbers confirm that Ontario continues to be the number one choice in Canada for film and TV production, reinforcing our reputation as a world class hub for the screen-based industries. I am proud of our government’s continued support for this important sector that is key to our economic and cultural vitality — and creates good jobs for Ontarians.” – Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
“We are delighted by the continued outstanding performance of the film and television industry. Ontario’s ‘total package’ of government support, competitive financial incentives, world-class infrastructure, superb talent, and diverse locations attracts high-end foreign production and ensures a strong and stable domestic industry that is respected around the world.” – Karen Thorne-Stone, President and CEO, Ontario Media Development Corporation.
“These 2015 levels demonstrate that producers view Ontario as a global centre of excellence for film and TV production that is stable and predictable, with many value-added factors that result in the highest-quality on-screen product. We congratulate the Minister and the Province of Ontario for recognizing our industry as a high-impact economic engine and job creator, above all else.” – D. Jim Mirkopoulos, Vice President, Cinespace Film Studios.