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SMPIA AGM 2021 Results

SMPIA is please to share that our 2021 AGM took place on June 22nd and was very successful. The meeting contained a  Covid-19 discussion and Chain of Title conversation with Patricia Warsaba QC. Following the official AGM there was a lively Town Hall with Mike McNaughton who gave a presentation on the progress of our Community Engagement Strategy and our work towards incentivizing the industry at the municipal and provincial levels.
A big thank-you to our participants and sponsors including Patricia and McKercher LLP for their sponsorship of the event.

Annual Report:

Download Here: SMPIA Corporate Annual Report 202021 (3)-compressed

SMPIA RELEASES UPDATED MEDIA PRODUCTION INDUSTRY REPORT

In January of 2016, the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA) undertook a process of consultation to help understand and identify the needs of the media production industry professionals in Saskatchewan. This process was an update and extension of similar work done in 2014.

This year’s report reveals a picture of a divided Saskatchewan media production community. Individuals who directly access funding such as employers demonstrate greater expectations for an increase in industry productions and stability in the coming year; however, the outlook is still declining amongst those who work for them or want to work for them.  Just over 38% of industry members still in Saskatchewan are currently unemployed or working in another industry with 26% of those who remain anticipating that they may have to move out of province within the year.

The big picture challenges identified for the industry as a whole remain lack of work and lack of funding.  To address these, the industry has once again overwhelming identified regular work and additional funding as their immediate needs.  In order to move forward and maximize its economic potential, the industry requires support that ensures a competitive incentive program, strong labour force, and the infrastructure to support film production, combined with the active marketing of all three.

“Some progress has been made and as a result, some people are feeling better about the future”, said Nova Alberts, SMPIA President, “but our community has spoken clearly regarding the challenges they still face and what needs to be done to move our industry forward.”

Read the entire consultation report here.

For more information, contact:
Kim Elaschuk, Communications and Outreach Officer, SMPIA
306-780.9840, [email protected]

Industry Consultation Report

In January of 2014, the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA) undertook a process of consultation to help understand and identify the needs of the remaining media production industry professionals in Saskatchewan. The association received 218 responses from individuals, businesses and support organizations and compiled a comprehensive report on the information that was collected.

The consultation revealed that over 40% of industry members still in Saskatchewan are currently unemployed or working in another industry with 34% of those who remain anticipating that they may have to move out of province within the year. The big picture challenges for the industry as a whole can be summarized as workforce retention and infrastructure preservation. To address these, the industry has overwhelmingly identified regular work and funding changes as their immediate needs.

The full report is available here: SMPIA Consultation Report

Saskatchewan film industry didn't just make sense, it made millions.

In the past, each direct job in the film and television industry has accounted for the creation of an additional 1.96 jobs within the province in related industries.

A 10 million dollar production generated:

  • 2500 hotel room nights and accommodation rentals;
  • 50,000 catered meals;
  • $125,000 in vehicle rentals;
  • $1 million in equipment rentals;
  • a skilled, well-compensated labour force;
  • and countless purchases at cell phone companies, lumber yards, paint shops, taxis, limousines, restaurants, nightclubs, dry cleaning companies and all other service and hospitality industries

SOURCE: http://www.saskfilm.com/docs/assets3/SKFILM_2004-2005_YIR.pdf

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