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Issue 5 – September 2019

Business Intelligence Bulletin

September 2019
Our quarterly Business Intelligence Bulletin brings you links to research studies, industry statistics, trends, policy development and other resources of interest to Ontario’s creative industries.

Program Announcements

Recent Events and Podcasts

  • Discussion Session: Protocols and Pathways: Supporting the Development, Production and Marketing of Indigenous Content, Toronto, ON May 10, 2019. (opens new window)
  • Discussion Session: Marketing with Metadata, Toronto, ON June 21, 2019. (opens new window)

All Podcasts

Recent Reports Funded by Ontario Creates

(opens new window)Analysis of Canadian Content in Ontario Libraries

All Reports

Recently Updated Industry Profiles

All Profiles

Online Research Library

We have added 54 reports from all industry sectors to our (opens new window)Online Research Library. Some of the research posted includes:

  • Telefilm Canada’s report about Canadian audience’s content consumption, with a focus on linguistic minority communities in Canada
  • Music Canada’s report providing insights into the value gap created by online platforms, streaming services, broadcasters and other entities
  • Computer Animation Studios of Ontario’s research highlighting the economic contribution of computer animation and VFX companies in Ontario in 2017
  • BookNet Canada’s report on readers’ experience and interest in reading diverse books
  • New Canadian Media’s Ethnic Media and Diversity Style Guide, which provides media organizations with information about Canada’s diverse population and appropriate language to use when writing about particular communities

Data Releases

  • Ontario Creates has released our 2018 film and television production stats. In 2018, Ontario’s film and television industry contributed $1.9 billion to Ontario’s economy and created 37,000 full-time direct and spin-off jobs. Data represents expenditures of all productions using Ontario Creates-administered incentives and services. Click here for the (opens new window)2018 data, as well as data from other years.
  • Ontario Creates has updated our Open Data Inventory with new Tax Credit Statistics up until the 2018/2019 fiscal year, as well as our Film and Television statistics in CSV format.

Creative Industries Policy and Funding

  • The federal Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology completed its (opens new window)Statutory Review of the Copyright Act and published its report on June 3, 2019. The Committee had 36 recommendations, all of which could have an impact on Canada’s creative industries. Some of the topics included educational fair dealing, whether to attribute first ownership of copyright in cinematic works to particular specific types of creators, and narrowing the radio royalty exemption.
  • The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Review Panel has delivered its interim report entitled (opens new window)What We Heard at the end of June 2019. It summarizes key themes emerging from an open call for written submissions and in person consultation activities undertaken since the Panel was appointed a year earlier by the Ministers of Canadian Heritage, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development. The report is structured along the four themes which framed the consultation from the outset, one of which is “Supporting the Creation, Production and Discoverability of Canadian Digital Content”. The Panel will deliver its final report containing recommendations for legislative change by January 2020.

Engagement Opportunities

As part of (opens new window)Ontario’s Data Strategy to make provincial data more open and transparent, a new consultation website called EngageON has been launched. (opens new window)EngageON allows members of the public to provide feedback on the current data strategy via online conversation, in-person roundtables, or commenting on discussion papers.