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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ontario film and television industry boosts provincial economy | Arts | National Post

Film and television industry in Ontario contributed $1.26-billion to provincial economy in 2011
Melissa Leong Feb 7, 2012

"David Cronenberg, a 19th century police detective and flesh-eating zombies have helped Ontario’s film and television industry reap a record $1.26-billion for the provincial economy last year.

The figures mark a 31% increase or $300 million from the previous year and are the best results recorded since the Ontario Media Development Corporation started gathering data in 1986.

The real success story, Karen Thorne-Stone, president and CEO of the corporation, said Tuesday, is that domestic production accounts for almost 70% of all activity. She cited the success of home-grown television shows such as the police dramas Flashpoint and Murdoch Mysteries...."

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