For the sixth year in a row, Montreal is among the top ten places to live and work as a filmmaker!
Top 10 North America (MovieMaker Magazine):
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Toronto, Ontario
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Montreal, Quebec
- Chicago, Illinois
- Calgary, Alberta
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The city of Montreal is ranked sixth in MovieMaker 2023’s list of major filming cities. This success – and that of the province of Quebec as a whole – is based on the competence of its talent, its creativity and innovation, as well as its many rich and diverse filming locations and its quality of life.
Three other Canadian cities also appear in the top ten: Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, the latter of which has experienced significant growth over the past three years. This says a lot about the industry and Canadian talent, but it also says a lot about the attractiveness of these Canadian destinations for U.S. productions due to competitive tax incentives.
Every year, MovieMaker, the leading magazine on the art and craft of filmmaking, publishes its list of the 25 Best Big Cities and 10 Best Small Cities and Towns to live in and work as a filmmaker.
This year, the magazine made a significant change by limiting the list of Small Cities to 250,000 or less, moving Pittsburgh and New Orleans to the Big Cities list. And since Los Angeles and New York remain the most coveted places, they have been in the Hall of Fame for several years now.
MovieMaker follows a careful process to select the places on its annual list. It sends out surveys, researches area tax incentives and recent productions, and sometimes visits the locations.
For a complete list of the best places to live and work as a filmmaker in 2023 according to MovieMaker: https://www.moviemaker.com/best-places-to-live-and-work-as-a-moviemaker-2023/