The Aboriginal Production Screen-Based Sector in Review: Trends, Success Stories and the Way Forward (2013)

Bringing together for the first time in one study an analysis of the funding for Aboriginal films, television and interactive digital media, the report filled an important gap in the understanding of Aboriginal screen-based production. Examining the five-year period 2007-2008 to 2011-2012, it paints a portrait of a dynamic and vibrant industry sector. Among the findings, the study reported that the sector created over 3,300 full-time jobs, typically employing Aboriginal Peoples, generating almost $173 million in production activity. The report was shared with members of the Aboriginal Alliance of Media Producers (AAMP) producers’ summit at the 2014 ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival, as well as with participants at the 2014 World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Conference.

Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund, commented that, “the report provides solid evidence of the benefits to Canadians of the Canada Media Fund’s support to Aboriginal production over the years, which has helped to create jobs and provided access to a wide variety of compelling programs and interactive productions in Aboriginal languages.”

Access the report here.