Studies

Discover our most recent studies on some of the industry’s most pressing topics.

Profile 2015 – Economic Report on the Screen-based Media Production Industry in Canada

Profile provides a snapshot of Canada's main production segments: Canadian production, Foreign Location and Service Production, and Broadcaster In-House production and also features top-line numbers on convergent digital media production.

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Philanthropic Funding For Documentaries in Canada

The two sectors of philanthropy and documentary share a common purpose. However, philanthropy as a source of funding for documentaries remains surprisingly undeveloped in Canada, despite the considerable benefit it would offer to all parties. The Canadian philanthropic sector, including grant making foundations, corporate and individual donors, represents an untapped resource for the documentary community.

This study examined initiatives drawn from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States to gain a better understanding of how they might be applied to the Canadian context. The report includes an industry –wide strategy and key actions for stakeholders.

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Canadian Movie-going Statistics

This study offers deeper understanding of Canadians’ moviegoing habits. Statistics were compiled regarding what drives Canadians to go to the cinema and what segment of the population are heavy movie-goers.

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Overview of the Canadian Feature Film Industry : 2012-2015

This study provides an overview of the Canadian feature film sector, including key players (buyers, distributors, aggregators and new platforms) as well as new business models developed during the 2012-2015 period. 

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Indigenous Feature Film Production In Canada: A National And International Perspective

Aboriginal stories are a fundamental part of our shared history and our collective identity and offer all Canadians an opportunity to engage in what defines us as a nation. A thriving screen-based sector requires distinct and innovative content. Canada’s screen industry has yet to fully leverage one of the richest cultural resources this country has to offer — the stories of Aboriginal people. The rapidly evolving Aboriginal screen-based sector has been on the rise in Canada, situated within a growing international Indigenous cinema network.
This report examines the barriers to feature film production for Aboriginal content creators in Canada, and suggests areas of opportunity that can be targeted in order to boost production in this sector.

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