Historical Film Industry Figures
Saskatchewan film industry didn't just make sense, it made millions.
In the past, each direct job in the film and television industry has accounted for the creation of an additional 1.96 jobs within the province in related industries.
A 10 million dollar production generated:
- 2500 hotel room nights and accommodation rentals;
- 50,000 catered meals;
- $125,000 in vehicle rentals;
- $1 million in equipment rentals;
- a skilled, well-compensated labour force;
- and countless purchases at cell phone companies, lumber yards, paint shops, taxis, limousines, restaurants, nightclubs, dry cleaning companies and all other service and hospitality industries
The average jobs created by industry in Saskatchewan 1540/year. Jobs created in 2010/2011 = 900
In 2010/11 "BC, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan all experienced growth in their volumes of theatrical production". Production volumes from 2010/2011 increased 53% percent from 2009/10 (includes non-SFETC projects)
- In 2004, a combination of service and local production topped $67 million, which in turn generated $50 million in direct expenditures in the province. SFETC Spend = $7,591,064 in tax credit.
- In 2005, a combination of service and local production topped $57 million, which in turn generated approximately $42.5 million in direct expenditures in the province.
- In 2006/2007, film and video production related to the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit was over $54 million. Although down from $57 million the previous year, it had a greater impact on the provincial economy due to increased employment of Saskatchewan residents. In 2006/2007, full-time equivalent jobs increased by 22% to 1,029 from 843 jobs the previous year.
- During the 2006/2007 year, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Recreation for Saskatchewan signed 33 certificates, which totaled $10,357,562; an increase of 43% over the previous year. The total production volume relating to SFETC applications was $54,068,542.
- In 2007/2008, through a careful balance of indigenous and visiting production, the industry generated total production volumes relating to SFETC applications of $64,232,591; an increase of 20% over the previous year. The Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport for Saskatchewan signed 41 certificates, which totaled $15,657,355.
- In 2008/2009, in spite of a global economic downturn in film and television production worldwide, Saskatchewan’s film and television industry generated $62 million in total production volumes.
- In 2008/09, the film and television industry continued to return economic benefits across the province through production in the province’s cities, towns and rural communities, including: Kipling, Wolseley, Moose Jaw, Bethune, Rouleau, Duck Lake, Indian Head, Craven, Regina and Saskatoon
- In 2008/2009, the total production volume relating to SFETC applications was estimated to be $61,846,980. The Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport signed 42 certificates, which totalled $11,498,027.
- The film and television industry continues to return economic benefits across the province through production in the province’s cities, towns and rural communities; the total economic impact for the 2009/2010 fiscal year was $24,810,712
- In 2009/2010, The Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport signed 48 certificates totaling $12,452,590, an increase of 8% over the year previous.
- Saskatchewan’s film and television industry continues to return economic benefits across the province through production; the total economic impact for the 2010/2011 fiscal year is estimated to be $37,157,438.
- In 2010/2011, the Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport signed 39 certificates totaling $8,654,415. Production volumes totalled $28,596,665 representing a 31% increase over the previous fiscal year (SFETC projects).