Ontario Film, Television and Music Industries were promoted in LA
Nov. 15, 2019
Global Korean Post
The Ontario’s government wrapped up four days of successful meetings with film, television and music industry leaders and executives in Los Angeles to promote and champion Ontario and its creative industries.
Ontario generates 75 per cent of Canada’s total music recording industry revenue. Heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries achieve a combined economic imprint of an estimated $71 billion.
Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, was joined by leading representatives from the Canadian Film Centre, Canadian Independent Music Association, the Motion Picture Association of Canada, Music Canada and Ontario Creates. The meetings reinforced that Ontario is open for business and highlighted Ontario’s skilled and talented workforce to American industry leaders.
While in Los Angeles, Minister MacLeod met with executives from screen industries, including Apple TV+, Universal, Netflix, Disney, NBC and Freemantle Media, to profile Ontario as a destination of choice for the development and production of film, television and music products.
“These meetings provided me with the opportunity to connect with industry leaders face to face and promote the interests of Ontario’s film, television and music industries,” said Minister MacLeod. “We have what it takes to create world-class productions — the talent, crews, infrastructure and financial incentives. Ontario offers the world in one province, and I am proud to have showcased our pride of people and place — and delivered a clear message that Ontario is open for business and that our tax credits will remain stable.”
In 2018, film and television productions supported by the province spent $1.9 billion in Ontario