Mar 09, 2016
By Michael Kramer
Ontario’s film and television industry hit a home-run in 2015: racking up the best year ever.
The province’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport says the industry brought $1.5 billion into Ontario’s economy last year – and was responsible for nearly 32,500 direct and associated jobs.
That’s an increase of almost 45-hundred jobs over the previous year.
Domestic productions were a highlight – with half of the total spending on film and TV coming from productions at home – and foreign spending increased 52 percent from 2014 – moving to 763-million.
Some of the productions that included work done in Ontario were the Oscar-winning films “Room” and “Spotlight.”
The Wynne government says Ontario is the top film and TV production centre in Canada – and the third largest by volume in North America, after California and New York.