B.C. biz needs Canuck prod’ns

World Brief

British Columbia’s fast-fading film and television industry must focus on Canadian productions if it is to survive, according to a new report from British Columbia Film, a province-backed agency.

Last year only 12% of the total spending of $1.2 billion on the film and television industry in the province came from indigenous sources, according to B.C. Film’s report.

The B.C. industry’s total spending is expected to be down at least 25% this year, partly due to the rising value of the Canadian dollar against the greenback, and there is widespread unemployment and fear in the local industry.

There is a pressing need for development of a national strategy that “galvanizes the domestic industry and addresses the needs of the film, television and new media sectors of our economy,” said Rob Egan, prexy and CEO of B.C. Film.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading