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The QFTC presents their outstanding results for 2017

Montréal, December 18, 2017 - The Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) is especially proud to announce that it has reached a new peak in foreign productions: over $383M in direct expenditures in Quebec, compared to the $298.3M recorded in 2016.

The 10 episodes in the television series, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair (MGM, Canal +) by director Jean-Jacques Annaud were entirely filmed in Quebec, for a total of 82 days of shooting.

Among the main productions filmed in Quebec in 2017, feature films include X-MEN Dark Phoenix (20th Century Fox), Flarsky (Good Universe, Point Gray Pictures), Chaos Walking (Lionsgate), Zoe (IM Global Read ) and On the Basis of Sex (Participant Media, Robert Cort Productions) as well as the television series The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (MGM, Canal+), The Bold Type (NBC, Universal, The District) and Jack Ryan (Paramount Television and Amazon Studio)
 
"Two major trade missions in Los Angeles, four familiarization tours organized in Quebec, increased presence of the QFTC during major events both here and abroad, and most importantly, customer service that is conscientious, efficient and appreciated by foreign producers. These are the factors that have helped us increase the attractiveness of Quebec as a destination of choice, both for film, TV and visual effects," says Pierre Moreau, CEO of the QFTC.
 
The QFTC wishes to thank its members as well as the industry partners for their unwavering trust and support throughout these events and activities.
 
A favourable economic environment
The main elements that contributed to this remarkable growth include a favourable exchange rate for foreign producers, stable tax incentives granted to production services, overall enhanced offer of services, and the engagement of key players in the Quebec audiovisual sector around a common goal.
 
These numbers do not include the results for visual effects productions in Quebec by foreign producers. This year, the sector should see a significant increase once again.  Since 2009, it has maintained an impressive annual growth rate of 27% and reached over $275M during the 2016 fiscal year.
 
Let us not forget that last April, when it unveiled its ambitious strategic plan, the QFTC presented an action plan aimed at reaching a $2B goal for annual production volume within five years for the entire audiovisual sector in Quebec: domestic production, foreign location shooting, visual effects, virtual reality and augmented reality. 
 
About the QFTC
The Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) is a non-profit organization that contributes to the development and competitiveness of Quebec as a world-class multi-screen production centre. As an economic development agency, its mission is to generate investment in Quebec by relying on competitive tax incentive programs, the expertise of industry members, architectural diversity, the quality of infrastructure and the industry’s ability to export its products to foreign markets.
 
The QFTC receives support from its Partners:  Air Canada, Hôtels Fairmont, National Bank, Technicolor, Téléfiction, Attraction, BFL Canada, Miller Thomson, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Zone3 VR, MELS, MTL Grandé, Hôtel William Gray, le Ritz Carlton, Corporate Stays, Loews and Hôtel Gault/Monville as well as assistance from various federal, provincial and municipal governmental departments. For more details, visit www.qftc.ca
 

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Information : 
Andrée Gendron
Director of communications
Quebec Film and Television Council
Office: 514 499-7070, ext. 230
Mobile: 514 462-5954
andree@qftc.ca
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