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Election Issue: Where is the strategy for Canada’s production industry?

OTTAWA, Sept. 22 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada’s independent film, television and interactive media producers are asking all political parties to share with the industry their plan for the future for this critical sector.

When a film or television production rolls into a small town or a large city in Canada, employment comes with it. In fact, as small and medium-sized businesses, the 400 independent producer-members of the Canadian Film and Television Association (CFTPA) employ more than 100,000 Canadians every year.

Among them are writers, directors, actors and designers as well as carpenters, caterers and drivers to name a few. The production industry generates about $5 billion a year to the Canadian economy, including $1.7 billion in exports.

In a nutshell, production means business.

“The production industry has been a major success story and Canada is poised to be a world leader in the creative economy, but we need a vision and a strategy for it to have a successful future,” says Guy Mayson, CEO of the CFTPA. “We are pleased the Liberals made their cultural initiatives clear over the weekend. And now that the issue is fully on the agenda, we need to know what the other political leaders are thinking in terms of their plans for the future of the production industry. So far they have been silent in this regard.”

Three weeks ago, the CFTPA sent letters to each of the federal political leaders, asking them to tell Canadians their plan to help grow the Canadian film, television and interactive media sector. Continued government investment to ensure a competitive business environment, stable financing and international marketing, is vital to help drive innovation, growth and prosperity in Canada’s creative-based, technology economy. The letters are posted at www.cftpa.ca.

“Canadians are proud of the production industry that has grown in this country, and they want to know what their political leaders are planning to ensure that this sector continues to grow in the future,” says Sandra Cunningham, Chair of the CFTPA.

The CFTPA is committed to working with the next government to help develop a strategic plan to bring a renewed vitality to the independent production sector. We urge the federal leaders to share their vision in the coming days.

“Canadian producers are working in a rapidly expanding and competitive global marketplace and the potential for growth is enormous,” says Mayson.

“Similar to initiatives in other Canadian sectors strategic government investment is key to the future of independent production. We need to start a debate on how to grow our sector.”

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Election Issue: Where is the strategy for Canada’s production industry?

OTTAWA, Sept. 22 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada’s independent film, television and interactive media producers are asking all political parties to share with the industry their plan for the future for this critical sector.

When a film or television production rolls into a small town or a large city in Canada, employment comes with it. In fact, as small and medium-sized businesses, the 400 independent producer-members of the Canadian Film and Television Association (CFTPA) employ more than 100,000 Canadians every year.

Among them are writers, directors, actors and designers as well as carpenters, caterers and drivers to name a few. The production industry generates about $5 billion a year to the Canadian economy, including $1.7 billion in exports.

In a nutshell, production means business.

“The production industry has been a major success story and Canada is poised to be a world leader in the creative economy, but we need a vision and a strategy for it to have a successful future,” says Guy Mayson, CEO of the CFTPA. “We are pleased the Liberals made their cultural initiatives clear over the weekend. And now that the issue is fully on the agenda, we need to know what the other political leaders are thinking in terms of their plans for the future of the production industry. So far they have been silent in this regard.”

Three weeks ago, the CFTPA sent letters to each of the federal political leaders, asking them to tell Canadians their plan to help grow the Canadian film, television and interactive media sector. Continued government investment to ensure a competitive business environment, stable financing and international marketing, is vital to help drive innovation, growth and prosperity in Canada’s creative-based, technology economy. The letters are posted at www.cftpa.ca.

“Canadians are proud of the production industry that has grown in this country, and they want to know what their political leaders are planning to ensure that this sector continues to grow in the future,” says Sandra Cunningham, Chair of the CFTPA.

The CFTPA is committed to working with the next government to help develop a strategic plan to bring a renewed vitality to the independent production sector. We urge the federal leaders to share their vision in the coming days.

“Canadian producers are working in a rapidly expanding and competitive global marketplace and the potential for growth is enormous,” says Mayson.

“Similar to initiatives in other Canadian sectors strategic government investment is key to the future of independent production. We need to start a debate on how to grow our sector.”

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Headline, Industry News

Election Issue: Where is the strategy for Canada’s production industry?

OTTAWA, Sept. 22 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada’s independent film, television and interactive media producers are asking all political parties to share with the industry their plan for the future for this critical sector.

When a film or television production rolls into a small town or a large city in Canada, employment comes with it. In fact, as small and medium-sized businesses, the 400 independent producer-members of the Canadian Film and Television Association (CFTPA) employ more than 100,000 Canadians every year.

Among them are writers, directors, actors and designers as well as carpenters, caterers and drivers to name a few. The production industry generates about $5 billion a year to the Canadian economy, including $1.7 billion in exports.

In a nutshell, production means business.

“The production industry has been a major success story and Canada is poised to be a world leader in the creative economy, but we need a vision and a strategy for it to have a successful future,” says Guy Mayson, CEO of the CFTPA. “We are pleased the Liberals made their cultural initiatives clear over the weekend. And now that the issue is fully on the agenda, we need to know what the other political leaders are thinking in terms of their plans for the future of the production industry. So far they have been silent in this regard.”

Three weeks ago, the CFTPA sent letters to each of the federal political leaders, asking them to tell Canadians their plan to help grow the Canadian film, television and interactive media sector. Continued government investment to ensure a competitive business environment, stable financing and international marketing, is vital to help drive innovation, growth and prosperity in Canada’s creative-based, technology economy. The letters are posted at www.cftpa.ca.

“Canadians are proud of the production industry that has grown in this country, and they want to know what their political leaders are planning to ensure that this sector continues to grow in the future,” says Sandra Cunningham, Chair of the CFTPA.

The CFTPA is committed to working with the next government to help develop a strategic plan to bring a renewed vitality to the independent production sector. We urge the federal leaders to share their vision in the coming days.

“Canadian producers are working in a rapidly expanding and competitive global marketplace and the potential for growth is enormous,” says Mayson.

“Similar to initiatives in other Canadian sectors strategic government investment is key to the future of independent production. We need to start a debate on how to grow our sector.”

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