One primary goal of film commissions is to bring employment and economic benefits through the production of film, video, television and other media projects. However, one of the challenges faced by commissions is demonstrating the economic impact of the industry. In other words, how are you able to assess the value filming has on your community?
This is a complicated job for everyone. The major difficulty is the transitory nature of the business. Production comes and goes from a community in a short period of time, so it’s often impossible to capture the information needed for an economic impact report. However, there are ways of making a reasonably accurate assessment of the impact of the industry in your area.