Fake fungi and movie set took over Alberta during filming of the last of us New data shows it generated a whopping $141 million for the state and indirectly added millions more to GDP.
And the Canadian Film Institute says the post-apocalyptic drama was also the largest television series ever filmed in the country.
of the last of usThe film, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, was shot in cities and towns across the state in 2021-22.
MPA – Canada commissioned data from Oxford Economics. The economic advisory firm found that $71 million in production costs supported wages and salaries for local cast, crew, and production staff.
The remaining $70 million was spent on local businesses, MPA Canada said in a news release.
Alberta Film Commissioner Mark Hamm said the data confirms what many involved in the project already suspected.
“It’s a great honor for Alberta to be the largest producer in history,” he said.
Ham said the show covered 1,000 kilometers of terrain and more than 180 locations.
And with the actors’ and writers’ strike ending and film projects set to resume, he said projects of all sizes are on the table for Alberta.
MPA – Canada announced that the show contributed more than $182 million to Alberta’s GDP and created 1,490 jobs across the province.
Damien Petty, president of the International Union of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 212 in Calgary, said the value of these jobs cannot be overstated.
He also noted that the show received 24 Emmy nominations for acting, casting, makeup, production design, and writing.
“We can’t nominate all 1,400 people who worked on that project, but they can be proud to have contributed to that nomination and hopefully win some kind of award,” Petty said. Told.
Tanya Farr, Minister of Arts, Culture and the Status of Women, said in a release that the provincial government is working hard to build an ecosystem that solidifies Alberta’s position as a top destination for film and television production. He said he was. This includes tax credits, grants, and training.
HBO previously admitted that the last of us The second season will see him move from Calgary to Vancouver.