Disney pumped $170 million into Canadian movie industry with Peter Pan & Wendy
Data released as Peter Pan & Wendy begins streaming on Disney+ shows the production spread money like pixie dust across Canada.
The Motion Picture Association of Canada (MPA-Canada) said $170 million was spent on making the live-action version of the 1953 Disney cartoon classic in B.C., Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec.
Figures released by the studio show more than 1,200 local cast and crew were involved in the production hub in B.C. and over $112 million was spent in the province. That includes $71 million on local labour and $41 million on local goods and services from over 780 businesses.
“British Columbia was the perfect home for the scale and scope of this breathtaking new movie event shot over 99 days,” said a statement from the MPA-Canada.
“The motion picture industry is an important economic engine in British Columbia, and productions like Peter Pan & Wendy demonstrate the impact for workers and businesses throughout the province,” said Lana Popham, B.C.’s minister of tourism, arts, culture and sport.
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