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On the movie industry, as we approach Oscar night...

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Published by Mark Bodnar

As I write this, there are just 8 days and 5 hours left until the 2016 Oscars begin.  (Well, the red carpet portion, anyhow, which I'm told is just as important as the suspense, satire, and speeches of the actual ceremony.)  Although, technically I guess they've already begun if you consider the fact that a quartet of Vancouver inventors has won an award this month.

Add to that the fact that Canada's weak loonie and recent discussion about changes to the all-important tax credit system have led to a spate of stories about the economics of the industry (sample from this week: Industry, critics urge caution before changing B.C. film tax credits), then throw in the fact that Statistics Canada announced yesterday the release of their latest batch of Motion Picture Theatres data, and my attention has been officially caught.

And, as you may already know, once I get interested, I can't resist doing a quick survey of our other resources to see what else we have on that industry/market:

As always, this is just a taste of what's available. If you have questions, send them our way!

-- MarkB

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Mark Bodnar

mbodnar@sfu.ca 

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