Phoenix Film Office Releases 2012-13 Economic Impact Report

Sept. 27, 2013

Film Phoenix image for city news releasesThe Phoenix Film Office reports that the multimedia industry had an economic impact of more than $13 million for fiscal year 2012-13; an increase of 72 percent over the prior fiscal year.  

In fiscal year 2012-13, the film industry employed 3,156 skilled technicians and actors spanning a total of 564 projects, accounting for 1,222 shooting days and 1,663 hotel room nights.  A typical project in Phoenix shoots for six days with daily expenditures of more than $18,000, resulting in 18 crew/talent hires and 17 hotel room nights.

The multimedia industry includes, but is not limited to, commercials, independent features, documentaries, still photography, post production, reality TV projects, student films and corporate/industrial projects.    

In the Greater Phoenix region, the industry has increased across all tracked categories compared to fiscal year 2011-12, which can be related to a substantial rise in corporate/industrial projects and commercial shoot days.

To download the complete report, visit the Phoenix Film Office Phoenix Film Office website.  For more information about the Phoenix Film Office, visit the Community and Economic Development Department website or call 602-262-4850.

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