How National Content is Defined in Canada and Selected Countries for the Purpose of Providing Access to Public Support

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Context Summary: On an international level, the landscape of public support systems has undergone significant changes in the last few years because of globalization and rapid technological change. These have made the competitiveness of national feature film and television industries a key priority for many countries.

This study examines whether Canada is on par with other countries in terms of how national content is defined for the purpose of accessing public funding and hence, whether its approach is globally competitive.

Research Firm: The study was commissioned by the Canadian Media Producers Associations.

Study Funding: The study received financial support from Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.