The Economic Contribution of the Film and Television Industries in Malaysia assessed the economic contribution of the creative sector in its entirety — from small production companies through to large distribution and exhibition businesses, and from productions made for TV exports and through to those for wide television network viewing.
The report was released on May 15, 2014, at the Platinum Suites, Cathay Cineplex, attended by Dato’ Jailani Johari, the Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia and YM Raja Ruzaimie Raja Dalnish Shah, the Director General of FINAS, the local National Film Development Corporation, and other film and television industry representatives. It was presented to an audience of Government officials, leading film and TV industry representatives and media.
Key findings of the Oxford Economics Report include the following:
1. In 2013, the film and television industry contributed a total of USD 1.7 billion (RM5.6 billion) in GDP to the local economy.
2. The film and television industry supported 59,831 jobs.
3. The film and television industry contributed USD 220 million (RM713 million) in tax to the local economy.
A copy of a one-page summary can be found here.
Here’s a link to the full report.