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Economic Contribution Report of the Film & Television Industry - Australia 2011

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Access Economics has estimated the economic contribution of the film and television industry to the Australian economy. The total value added contribution of the sector is about $6 billion and 49,000 FTE workers. This contribution considers key economic variables such as employment and value added contributed by the industry. The economic contribution is broken into sectors of the film and television industry.

The total contribution to GDP of the film and television industry to the Australian economy is outlined in Table i, showing the split between the direct and indirect contribution. Of the total contribution to GDP, just over $5.1 billion was in direct value added, with 40,696 persons directly employed.

The total value added of the film and television industry to the Australian economy in 2009-10 is estimated to be $6.1 billion, with $2.8 billion in labour income and $3.4 billion returned as gross operating surplus. In total, approximately 48,667 persons were employed on a full time equivalent basis. The total value added is net of $111 million in production subsidies paid by all levels of government in Australia.

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