Foreign film and television productions in Ontario helped infuse a record-breaking $1.5 billion into the local economy in 2015.
Numbers released by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport on Wednesday shows foreign spending contributed $763 million to the province’s economy compared to $503 million in 2014.
Although there was a slight dip in domestic film and television production in 2015, $761 million compared to $790 million in 2014, the industry supported nearly 32,500 full-time jobs, an increase of 4,500 from the previous year.
The province says this is the fifth consecutive year that the film and TV production industry contributed more than $1 billion to Ontario’s economy.
Academy Award winning films Room and Spotlight were all filmed in Ontario, including the ongoing hit television series Murdoch Mysteries.
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