Economic Development: Impact Assessment
The primary goal for many film commissions is to bring jobs and economic benefits to their communities through the production of film, video, television and media projects. One of the challenges film commissions face is how to demonstrate the specific impact or value that the industry has to a community. This is a complicated job for everyone involved. The primary challenge is the transitory nature of the business: a production comes and goes from a region in a relatively short period of time, and it's often impossible to capture all of the information needed for an economic impact report. However, there are ways to make a reasonably accurate assessment of the impact of the industry in your area.