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Ontario Film and Television Production in the calendar years 2014-2016 sorted by format

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Ontario Film and Television Production 2014 - 2016

By Format 

2016

2015

2014

as at Dec. 31, 2016

as at Dec. 31, 2015

as at Dec. 31, 2014

Number of Projects

Production $ left in Ontario

Number of Projects

Production $ left in Ontario

Number of Projects

Production $ left in Ontario

Production $ = millions of dollars

Domestic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature Film

27

69.7

27

57.1

43

105.7

Television Series1

120

684.5

113

641.4

127

639.7

Television Movies, Mini-series, Specials, Pilots2

77

88.4

64

63.4

61

44.7

Total Domestic

224

842.6

204

761.9

231

790.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature Film

23

242.4

28

209.1

15

139.3

Television Series1

31

514.0

44

465.7

26

319.3

Television Movies, Mini-series, Specials, Pilots2

25

91.0

26

88.2

15

45.1

Total Foreign

79

847.3

98

763.0

56

503.6

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

303

1,689.9

302

1,524.9

287

1,293.7

Animation vs. Live Action

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animation

15

65.6

17

64.7

12

48.2

Live Action

209

777.0

187

697.2

219

741.9

Total Domestic

224

842.6

204

761.9

231

790.1

 

 

Foreign

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animation

9

55.2

26

108.3

11

44.0

Live Action

70

792.1

72

654.6

45

459.7

Total Foreign

79

847.3

98

763.0

56

503.6

 

TOTAL

303

1,689.9

302

1,524.9

287

1,293.7

Data represents expenditures of all productions using OMDC-administered incentives and services. Data does not include television commercials, corporate videos, music videos, or broadcaster in-house production. Figures include live action and animated production. Data reflects production expenditures in Ontario, not the total budgets of projects. There may be productions that shot in Ontario that are not included in these totals due to the timing of project applications.

 

All dollar figures are in millions of Canadian dollars.  Dollar figures have not been adjusted for inflation.

Totals may not add due to rounding.

1 The number of television series does not include cycles which began production in the previous year.

2 Productions with fewer than six episodes.

·         2016 was the third consecutive record-breaking year for the film and television production industry in Ontario, contributing $1.7 billion to the economy in 2016.

·         The film and television production industry accounted for more than 35,500 full-time direct and spin-off jobs in 2016, representing an increase of nearly 3,200 jobs over the previous year.

·         There was steady growth across the film and television industry, in both domestic and foreign productions.

·         Television production accounted for $1.38 billion or 81.5% of the total production figure (up from $1.26 billion with a 9.5% increase from 2015).

·         The greatest increase in production spending was for television series, both domestic and foreign. Foreign TV series production spending was up by 10.4% (up $48.3 million from $465.7 million to $514.0 million). Domestic TV series was up by 6.7% (up $43.1 million from $641.4 million to $684.5 million) indicating that Ontario is playing a key role in the evolution of the television industry and the growth of high-quality programming that has international reach. Foreign television series include: American Gods, The Girlfriend Experience, The Handmaid’s Tale and Designated Survivor. Domestic television series included: Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek, Workin’ Moms and Letterkenny (shot in Sudbury).

·         Some popular domestic television mini-series, shot in 2016, included: Alias Grace (an Ontario book-to-screen example), Anne and Cardinal (shot in Sudbury) and the television movie L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables.

·         Domestic production spending on limited-run TV shows (television movies, mini-series, specials and pilots) also continues to increase annually. In 2016 production spending grew by 39% and the number of productions by 20% over 2015. The growth in these formats may indicate a shifting trend away from traditional episodic television series’ production.

·         Spending on feature films, both domestic and foreign, increased signifying a resilient feature film production sector in Ontario. Foreign features included: Miss Sloane, Molly’s Game, xXx: The Return of Zander Cage, IT, and Oscar winner Alexander Payne’s Downsizing.

  • OMDC-supported feature films in 2016 included: Indian Horse, Paper Year, Mean Dreams (2016 Cannes Director’s Fortnight and TIFF Selection), Unless (2016 TIFF Selection, based on a Carol Shields novel), The Skyjacker’s Tale (documentary) and Maudie (2016 TIFF Selection & 2017 Berlin festival).
  • Spending on animation, both foreign and domestic, continues to exceed historical averages. After an exceptional spike in foreign animation in 2015, numbers returned to more normal growth patterns in 2016. Domestic animation remained strong led by titles such as Little Charmers, 3 Amigonauts, and Fugget About It.
  • Foreign television animation examples include: If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie, Luna Petunia and Nature Cat.
  • The post production industry also performed well in 2016. Both Ontario-shot productions, as well as those shot outside the province, did post and VFX work in Ontario. Examples include Television series Fargo, Into the Badlands and Vikings, and films such as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
  • As of April 2017, film and television production activity continues to be strong with 26 productions in prep or currently shooting, including feature films Never Saw It Coming, Stockholm, Clara, and Life In A Year and numerous TV Series: Dark Matter, Killjoys, Odd Squad, The Girlfriend Experience, 12 Monkeys, Condor, Crawford, The Lead and The Strain. Designated Survivor and Star Trek are also filming in Ontario and one made for television movie Christmas Inheritance.
  • In addition, the following projects have already wrapped in 2017, including: The Parting Glass, Dino Dana, Letterkenny, Orphan Black, Salvation, The Machine and Perfect Citizen.