Film industry continues to boom in B.C.

By The Canadian Press
September 25, 2017 - 6:11am

VANCOUVER —  B-C's film industry has reached an all-time high with an estimated 2.6 billion spent in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

     The provincial government says these latest figures represent a 35 per cent increase over budgeted production spending the previous year.

     It says Creative B-C -- the independent agency responsible for promoting the development of creative industries including film -- approved 338 tax-credit certifications this year.

     Prem Gill, chief executive officer for Creative B-C, says the province has become a global player in the motion picture industry and has earned a reputation for excellence.

(The Canadian Press)

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