TORONTO - February 2012 - Statistics found in the latest Profile 2011: An Economic Report on the Screen-based Production Industry in Canada ("Profile 2011") show that the total volume of film and television production increased by 9% during the 2010/11 fiscal year (April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011).
Profile 2011 marks the 15th edition of the annual economic profile prepared by Nordicity in collaboration with the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), Department of Canadian Heritage, and Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ).
Profile 2011 is the only comprehensive source of annual economic statistics on the state of the Canadian screen-based production industry, including film, television and convergent interactive digital media (IDM) production.
A 24% increase in foreign location and service production and a 10% increase in broadcaster in-house production lifted the total volume of film and television production in Canada to $5.5 billion in 2010/11. This film and television production generated employment for 128,000 Canadians.
Profile 2011 also includes, for the first time, statistics on convergent IDM production.
In 2010/11, convergent IDM production in Canada totalled $27 million and generated full-time employment for 640 Canadians.
Nordicity is proud of its longstanding relationship with the annual Profile and the vital role that the publication plays in providing reliable statistics for industry stakeholders and policymakers.
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The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) (formerly the Canadian Film and Television Production Association) is a non-profit, national industry trade organization. The CMPA represents the interests of leading screen-based media companies in all regions of Canada that are engaged in the production and distribution of English-language television programs, feature films and interactive media content.
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