Hollywood North: Filming in Canada Jumped 27% in 2022
Canada's local producers experienced a significant boost last year, owing to generous tax breaks. The number of foreign films produced in the country rose from 141 in the previous year to 171, with the total expenditure reaching an impressive $1.2 billion in U.S. dollars. The country also played host to some of the largest American TV productions, such as The Handmaid’s Tale, The Flash, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. However, despite this success, the total number of TV titles produced in Canada experienced a slight decline.
Theatrical Movies at Home: Audiences Are Loving the Latest Streaming Features
During NBCUniversal's Newfronts event, it was revealed that two-thirds of their 22 million Peacock subscribers are tuning in to watch the latest Universal films that were previously only available in theaters. In addition, an overwhelming 95% of viewers have expressed a positive opinion about the ad experience on the streaming platform. This data was shared with advertisers as they prepare their upcoming film slates, highlighting the value and opportunity of advertising on Peacock.
Film Distribution in Germany: Landmark Deal To Make Films Available Online Sooner
On Tuesday, an announcement was made regarding the reduction of the theatrical window in Germany from 6 to 4 months. This new rule will not apply to U.S. studio films, which will have their own rollout schedule. Rather, it will only apply to films that receive backing from the German Federal Film Board (FFA). This deal is particularly significant because most local German films or German co-productions receive FFA support and the theatrical audience in the country has significantly decreased since the beginning of the pandemic.
BAFTA Looks Inward: The British Academy Shares Membership Data
The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) has released information regarding its membership makeup as part of its continued efforts towards transparency. As of May, the organization consists of 42% female and 58% male members. Furthermore, 16% of the members identify as belonging to an underrepresented ethnic group, 7% identify as disabled, and 12% identify as LGBTQIA+.
Even More Super Bowl Viewers: Nielsen Reports Final Audience Count
Nielsen has released the latest ratings for Super Bowl LVII, three months after it was aired. The revised numbers indicate that the game was watched by an average of 113.1 million viewers across all platforms, which is 2 million more than the initial report. This makes the broadcast the most-watched single network U.S. telecast of all time, further solidifying its popularity and cultural significance.
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