Foreign location filming production spend in Ontario soars 30% in 2011
Ontario had a great 2011 with a 30% increase in direct spend from foreign shoots, including a nearly 50% rise in international features. International TV shoots rose by a little over 25%. The overall production spend throughout the province was also up 30%, surpassing the CAD1 billion mark.
It is a testimonial to the fact that Ontario offers a 'total package' of incentives to attract foreign and domestic productions.
Karen Thorne-Stone, OMDC
Karen Thorne-Stone is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), which compiled the figures: “It is a testimonial to the fact that Ontario offers a 'total package' of incentives to attract foreign and domestic productions, including the right mix of Government support, stable and competitive financial incentives, world-class infrastructure, superb talent and skills, and diverse locations.”
Toronto is especially popular as a global production hub, rivalling its US counterparts. The city has recently hosted remakes of The Thing and Total Recall, as well as the Steven Spielberg-produced TV series Falling Skies.
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Global Filming Incentive - Canada (see more…)
- Newfoundland & Labrador: Tax Credit
- NWT Travel Rebate
- NWT Expenditure Rebate
- Cost-Of-Production Tax Credit
- Cost-Of-Salaries Tax Credit
- Canada: Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)
- Canada: The Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)
- The Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit: Frequent Filming Bonus
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