CMPA STATEMENT REGARDING PROFILE 2019 NUMBERS AND COVID-19:
Data outlined in this newly-released Profile 2019 economic report is an analysis of production activity that took place over the 2018/19 fiscal year—well before the current COVID-19 pandemic. As with many industries across the country, Canada’s film and television industry has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in recent weeks, and is facing a number of pressing challenges.
The CMPA has partnered with a number of industry organizations and stakeholder groups to help quantify the negative economic impact of COVID-19 on Canada's production sector. This includes work with unions and guilds to measure job losses, and an industry-wide survey that aims to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadian production companies. We plan to release a summary of the findings from these efforts in the coming days.
[Updated] Please find the results of their impacts study here, published April 21, 2020.