Study: Ontario film, TV prod'n down 36% in '03

Tillson, Tamsen
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/23/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 62, p28
Trade Publication
Foreign film and television production in Ontario plummeted 36% in 2003, according to a report from the Ontario Media Development Corp. Report marks the first time that industryites have been able to quantify the effect of the SARS outbreak that kept filmmakers away from the area in 2003, the decline in production of television movies and the increase in value of Canadian currency against the greenback. Most of the damage took place between April 2003 and September 2003. The drop in foreign production, to $277.5 million, includes a 58% slide in expenditures on television movies to $54.2 million and a 34% drop in feature production, down to $103 million.


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