Survey of Service Industries: Film and Video Distribution, 2011

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A - Introduction

If necessary, please make address label corrections in the boxes below.

  • 1: Legal name
  • 2: Business name
  • 3: Title of contact
  • 4: First name of contact
  • 5: Last name of contact
  • 6: Address (number and street)
  • 7: City
  • 8: Province/territory or state
  • 9: Country
  • 10: Postal code/ zip code

What is your language of preference?

  • 1: English
  • 2: French

Purpose

This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.

Authority

This information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

COMPLETION OF THIS QUESTIONNAIRE IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT UNDER THIS ACT.

This document is confidential when completed.
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Confidentiality

The Statistics Act protects the confidentiality of information collected by Statistics Canada.

Your answers are confidential.

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. The confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act are not affected by either the Access to Information Act or any other legislation. Therefore, for example, the Canada Revenue Agency cannot access identifiable survey records from Statistics Canada.

Information from this survey will be used for statistical purposes only and will be published in aggregate form only.

Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which must keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial and territorial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon.

The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician and returning it with the completed questionnaire. Please specify the organizations with which you do not want to share your data.

For this survey, there are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

For agreements with provincial and territorial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Record linkage

To enhance the data from this survey, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

Security of emails and faxes

Statistics Canada advises you that there could be a risk of disclosure during facsimile or other electronic transmission. However, upon receipt, Statistics Canada will provide the guaranteed level of protection afforded all information collected under the authority of the Statistics Act.

Return procedures

Please return the questionnaire within 30 days.
Please mail the completed questionnaire in the enclosed envelope or fax it to Statistics Canada at 1-888-883-7999.

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Reporting instructions

- Report for business unit(s) specified on the label on the front page.

- Complete only the questions that apply to your business.

- When precise figures are not available, please provide your best estimate.

- Report in Canadian dollars. Dollar amounts and percentages should be rounded to whole numbers.

- Consult the reporting guide at www.statcan.gc.ca/guides-e for further information.

B - Main business activity

B - Main business activity - Question identifier:1.

Please describe the nature of your business.

B - Main business activity - Question identifier:2.

Please check the one main activity which most accurately represents your main source of revenue.

  • 1: Film and video distribution
  • 2: None of the above - Please call the contact telephone number on the cover page for further instructions.

C - Reporting period information

C - Reporting period information - Question identifier:1.

Please report information for your fiscal year (normal business year) ending between April 1, YYYY and March 31, YYYY. Please indicate below the period covered by this questionnaire.

  • 1: Date from (YYYY MM DD) to (YYYY MM DD)

C - Reporting period information - Question identifier:2.

If the reporting period does not cover a full year, please check the reason(s) below:

  • 1: seasonal operations
  • 2: new business
  • 3: change of fiscal year
  • 4: change of ownership
  • 5: ceased operations
  • 6: temporarily inactive

D - Revenue

D - Revenue - Question identifier:1.

Sales of goods and services (e.g., rental and leasing income, commissions, fees, admissions, services revenue) Report net of returns and allowances.

D - Revenue - Question identifier:2.

Grants, subsidies, donations and fundraising

D - Revenue - Question identifier:3.

Royalties, rights, licensing and franchise fees

D - Revenue - Question identifier:4.

Investment income (dividends and interest)

D - Revenue - Question identifier:5.

Other revenue
(please specify):

D - Revenue - Question identifier:6.

Total revenue (sum of questions 1 to 5)

E - Expenses

E - Expenses - Question identifier:1.

Salaries and wages of employees who have been issued a T4 statement

E - Expenses - Question identifier:2.

Employer portion of employee benefits (include employer contributions to pension, medical/life insurance plans, employment insurance, etc.)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:3.

Commissions paid to non-employees

E - Expenses - Question identifier:4.

Professional and business services fees (e.g., legal, accounting)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:5.

Subcontract expenses (include contract labour, contract work and custom work)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:6.

Charges for services provided by your head office

E - Expenses - Question identifier:7.

Cost of goods sold, if applicable (purchases plus opening inventory minus closing inventory)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:8.

Office supplies

E - Expenses - Question identifier:9.

Rental and leasing (include rental of premises, equipment, motor vehicles, etc.)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:10.

Repair and maintenance (e.g., property, equipment, vehicles)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:11.

Insurance (include professional liability, motor vehicles, etc.)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:12.

Advertising, marketing and promotions (report charitable donations at question 22)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:13.

Travel, meals and entertainment

E - Expenses - Question identifier:14.

Utilities and telecommunications expenses (include gas, heating, hydro, water, telephone and Internet expenses)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:15.

Property and business taxes, licences and permits

E - Expenses - Question identifier:16.

Royalties, rights, licensing and franchise fees

E - Expenses - Question identifier:17.

Delivery, warehousing, postage and courier

E - Expenses - Question identifier:18.

Financial services fees

E - Expenses - Question identifier:19.

Interest expenses

E - Expenses - Question identifier:20.

Amortization and depreciation of tangible and intangible assets

E - Expenses - Question identifier:21.

Bad debts

E - Expenses - Question identifier:22.

All other expenses
(please specify):

E - Expenses - Question identifier:23.

Total expenses (sum of questions 1 to 22)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:24.

Corporate taxes, if applicable

E - Expenses - Question identifier:25.

Gains (losses) and other items (see reporting guide)

E - Expenses - Question identifier:26.

Net profit/loss after tax and other items (see reporting guide)

F - Industry characteristics

Sources of revenue

Please report the following sources of revenue in Canadian dollars.

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:1.

Licensing rights to exhibit, televise or rent feature films

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:2.

Licensing rights to televise or rent television programs

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:3.

Licensing rights to exhibit, televise or rent other audiovisual works (e.g., short films, corporate/industry videos, music videos, educational videos, videos for government, documentaries not intended for theatrical or television release, etc.)

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:4.

Licensing of rights to make other uses of an audiovisual work

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:5.

Wholesaling of pre-recorded videos - DVDs and videocassettes (a detailed breakdown will be requested at questions 17 to 19 of this section)

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:6.

Production of audiovisual works for outright sale or contract production of audiovisual works for others

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:7.

Other revenue (please specify):

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:8.

Total (sum of questions 1 to 7)

Please report revenue from the distribution of feature films, television programs and other audiovisual works according to their primary markets within or outside Canada. Include fixed rentals and productions released on a percentage or commission basis.

Primary market

Inside Canada

For each category, please report revenue for Canadian productions, for Non-Canadian productions and the Total of productions (Canadian and Non-Canadian).

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:9.

Market distribution of feature films (exclude wholesaling) to:

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:a)

Theatres

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:b)

Television networks and stations

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:c)

Cable networks and satellite systems

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:d)

The home video market

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:10.

Market distribution of television programs (exclude wholesaling) to:

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:a)

Pay and specialty programs

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:b)

Conventional television networks and stations

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:c)

Satellite television and digital stations

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:d)

The home video market

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:11.

Distribution of other audiovisual works to all markets: (e.g., videos for short films, corporate/industry, music, government and documentaries not intended for theatrical or television release; please specify):

Outside Canada

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:12.

Distribution of feature films, television programs and other audiovisual works to all markets

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:13.

Total (sum of questions 9 to 12)

Please indicate the percentage breakdown of your revenue from export of Canadian productions (reported in column 1, question 12 above).

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:14.

Distribution of feature films to all markets

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:15.

Distribution of television programs to all markets

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:16.

Distribution of other audiovisual works to all markets (please specify):

Total: 100%

Please report your revenue from the wholesaling of Canadian and non-Canadian pre-recorded DVDs and videocassettes.

Inside Canada

For each category, please report revenue for Canadian productions, for Non-Canadian productions and the Total of productions (Canadian and Non-Canadian).

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:17.

DVDs

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:18.

Videocassettes

Please report your revenue from the wholesaling of Canadian and non-Canadian pre-recorded DVDs and videocassettes.

Outside Canada

For each category, please report revenue for Canadian productions, for Non-Canadian productions and the Total of productions (Canadian and Non-Canadian).

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:19.

Exports of DVDs and videocassettes

F - Industry characteristics - Question identifier:20.

Total (sum of questions 17 to 19 - total of column 3 should equal question 5 in this section)

G - Personnel

G - Personnel - Question identifier:1.

Number of partners and proprietors, non-salaried (if salaried, report at question 2 below)

G - Personnel - Question identifier:2.

Paid employees

G - Personnel - Question identifier:a)

Average number of paid employees during the reporting period (see reporting guide)

G - Personnel - Question identifier:b)

Percentage of paid employees (from question 2a) who worked full time

G - Personnel - Question identifier:3.

Number of contract workers for whom you did not issue a T4, such as freelancers and casual workers (estimates are acceptable)

H - Sales by type of client

Please provide a percentage breakdown of your sales by type of client.

H - Sales by type of client - Question identifier:1.

Clients in Canada

H - Sales by type of client - Question identifier:a)

Businesses

H - Sales by type of client - Question identifier:b)

Individuals and households

H - Sales by type of client - Question identifier:c)

Governments, not-for-profit organizations and public institutions (e.g., hospitals, schools)

H - Sales by type of client - Question identifier:2.

Clients outside Canada

Total: 100%

I - Sales by client location

Please provide a percentage breakdown of your sales by client location (first point of sale).

  • 1: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 2: Prince Edward Island
  • 3: Nova Scotia
  • 4: New Brunswick
  • 5: Quebec
  • 6: Ontario
  • 7: Manitoba
  • 8: Saskatchewan
  • 9: Alberta
  • 10: British Columbia
  • 11: Yukon
  • 12: Northwest Territories
  • 13: Nunavut
  • 14: Clients outside Canada (must equal question 2 in section H)

Total: 100%

J - International transactions

Exports

J - International transactions

Exports - Question identifier:
1.

Did you receive revenue from clients outside Canada for the export of goods, services, royalties, rights, licensing or franchise fees?

  • 1: yes, complete questions 2, 3 and 4
  • 2: no, go to question 5

J - International transactions

Exports - Question identifier:
2.

Please report revenue received from exports. (Please report in Canadian dollars)

J - International transactions

Exports - Question identifier:
3.

Please provide a percentage breakdown of exports by:

  • a): goods
  • b): services
  • c): royalties, rights, licensing and franchise fees

Total: 100%

J - International transactions

Exports - Question identifier:
4.

Please provide a percentage breakdown of exports by country:

  • a): United States
  • b): Mexico
  • c): other countries (please specify):

Total: 100%

Imports

Imports - Question identifier:5.

Did you make payments to suppliers outside Canada for the import of goods, services, royalties, rights, licensing or franchise fees?

  • 1: yes, complete questions 6, 7 and 8
  • 2: no, go to next section

Imports - Question identifier:6.

Please report payments made for imports. (Please report in Canadian dollars)

Imports - Question identifier:7.

Please provide a percentage breakdown of imports by:

  • a): goods
  • b): services
  • c): royalties, rights, licensing and franchise fees

Total: 100%

Imports - Question identifier:8.

Please provide a percentage breakdown of imports by country:

  • a): United States
  • b): Mexico
  • c): other countries (please specify):

Total: 100%

Not applicable

L - Contact information

Name of person to contact about this questionnaire:

  • 1: Mr.
  • 2: Mrs.
  • 3: Miss
  • 4: Ms
  • 1: Last name
  • 2: First name
  • 3: Title
  • 4: Telephone number
  • 5: Extension number
  • 6: Fax number
  • 7: E-mail address
  • 8: Website address

I certify that the information contained herein is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.

  • 1: yyyy mm dd

M - Comments

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