A critical measure of any film production’s success is the size of its economic footprint in the localities that it temporarily calls home and Bumblebee performed well in that regard during its 189-day California tour.
“America’s creative industries provide entertainment around the world while creating more than $1.2 trillion in economic activity right here at home. And none of it would be possible without the thousands of below-the-line craftspeople, artists, engineers, and more who work on the film,” said Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chair Representative Judy Chu (CA-27). “Films like Bumblebee employ thousands of local vendors and spend millions on lodging, food, transportation, and wages. The local impact of the film industry for my district is huge, and I’m so proud to support the film industry and other creative industries.”
Ready to crunch more numbers? Head over to the Motion Picture Association of America press release here and then chat it up on the 2005 boards!
Bumblebee rolls into theaters today! "When it comes to the latest installment of the Transformers franchise, there’s more than meets the eye,” – MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin. Learn more about the production's economic impact here: https://www.mpaa.org/press/paramounts-bumblebee-injects-more-than-84-8-million-into-california-economy/
Posted by Motion Picture Association of America on Friday, December 21, 2018