Wednesday, October 20, 2010

2009 British Columbia Film Report

British Columbia Film reports that the total British Columbia film/television production spend in BC was just over $1.3 billion in 2009, a slight increase over 2008.

This growth can be accounted for by a significant increase in total service production spend – from $841 million in 2008 to just under $1.1 billion in 2009.

84 service productions – 14 television series, 9 animations and 24 other projects – were shot in British Columbia in 2009.

The increase in service production was offset dramatically by a decline in productions created by BC companies – with domestic production dropping to $218 million in 2009 from $366 million in 2008. This decline is at least partially due to reduced product demand by Canadian broadcasters who experienced declining ad revenue over the last two years and by increased competitive pressure from Ontario.

166 domestic productions were shot in the province last year, including 19 feature films, 34 television series, 90 other television projects and 12 animated projects.

Feature film saw an especially large decrease – 19 projects with a BC spend of $31 million, down from 25 projects with a BC spend of $84 million in 2008.

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