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October 11, 2017

October 9 FilmOntario Update

Update - October 9, 2017 A short update this week but you will be hearing from us a lot over the next six weeks . . . and we hope to see you out at various events! Reminder to Save the...

October 11, 2017

October 6th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Many Ontario stakeholders have spent the last week digesting the cultural policy recommendations unveiled by Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly at the end of last...

October 11, 2017

September 29th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, A year and a half after announcing a cultural policy review in which "everything was on the table", Canadian Minister of Heritage Melanie Joly yesterday...

October 11, 2017

September 25 FilmOntario Update

Update - September 25, 2017 Congratulations to the Emmy-Winning Handmaid’s Tale Congratulations to Co-Executive Producers John Weber and Frank Siracusa and all FilmOntario members who worked...

October 11, 2017

September 22nd News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Congratulations to all the Ontario stakeholders whose hard work and talent were recognized last Sunday at the Emmy Awards. It was such a thrill to see the...

September 19, 2017

September 14 FilmOntario Update

UPDATE Welcome back, everyone, from what I hope was a busy and productive summer. With TIFF in full swing, and Cinefest coming soon, this will be a short update with more to come in the next...

September 19, 2017

September 8th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, I'm sorry that I'm not in Toronto right now experiencing TIFF fever for myself, but the trades are so chock-full of articles originating from the festival, it's...

September 5, 2017

September 1st News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, There was news this week that the television group at ABC Disney will face substantial job cuts. As reported in the Los Angeles Times below, news of the cost cutting...

September 5, 2017

August 25th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Los Angeles-based musicians staged a free concert last weekend to call attention to a proposed tax credit aimed at bringing scoring jobs back to LA. As detailed in...

August 14, 2017

August 11th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Disney dropped a bombshell on Hollywood this week, announcing that by 2019 it will pull all its movies from Netflix, as it plans to launch streaming services of its...

August 9, 2017

August 4th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Due in part to a large number of renewals of existing series, television pilot production in Los Angeles has dropped to its lowest level in seven years. While the...

July 31, 2017

July 28th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, California announced the latest round of tax credit recipients this week and the news was once again covered with great fanfare in the local media and trades. As...

July 24, 2017

July 21st News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, If Mayor Eric Garcetti gets his way, Los Angeles will see a major push to keep even more film and TV production business in the city. As reported in Variety yesterday,...

July 14, 2017

July 11 FilmOntario Update

UPDATE Tax Credit Processing Times As you know, FilmOntario has been working on Tax Credit streamlining and modernization issues as part of the Minister’s Film and Television Advisory Panel....

July 10, 2017

July 7th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, To the great relief of everyone, SAG-AFTRA reached a tentative agreement Tuesday with the major Hollywood studios on a new three-year contract. As reported in the Los...

July 7, 2017

Jim Addison

Dear Members, You are invited to the Memorial Service for Jim Addison this Sunday, July 9th, 2017 from 1pm-6pm at the Maple Leaf Tavern located at 955 Gerrard Street East, Toronto. He passed away...

July 7, 2017

June 30th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Just weeks ago the Writers Guild of America and the studios negotiated a new contract and Hollywood breathed a collective sigh of relief: now industry watchers are on...

June 28, 2017

June 23rd News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Hollywood was buzzing this week over the announcement from Apple that it was hiring away two of Sony's top television executives to lead its push into original...

June 19, 2017

June 16th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, I spent last weekend at Produced By, the Producers Guild of America conference held annually in LA. I always look forward to it providing a useful general overview of...

June 19, 2017

Paul Hayden

Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long-time Transport and Labour member, Paul Hayden. We currently do not have more information to share with you...

June 15, 2017

June 12 FilmOntario Update

Petition on Recent CRTC Decision Last week the Canadian Media Production Association, working in collaboration with the Directors Guild of Canada, the Writers Guild of Canada and the Alliance of...

June 13, 2017

June 9th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, I've lived in Los Angeles and closely monitored its local production industry for seven and a half years and this week was the first time I have ever heard industry...

June 5, 2017

June 2nd News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, The Cannes Film Festival is over for another year, but the controversy that plagued it is likely to be around for some time. As reported in the Los Angeles Times below,...

May 30, 2017

May 19th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Cannes is in full swing this week and industry media is reflecting what an important market the film festival is for Ontario filmmakers and their colleagues across the...

May 12, 2017

Helen Bone

Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time Transport member Helen Bone. Helen passed away on May 8, 2017 at the age of 51 after a courageous battle...

May 11, 2017

May 5 FilmOntario Update

The AFC’s 2017 Big Swing Charity Golf Tournament Registration is now open for The AFC’s Big Swing Charity Golf Tournament. The 2017 Big Swing Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 19...

May 5, 2017

May 5th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Hollywood - and screen-based stakeholders the world over - breathed a giant sigh of relief this week when it was reported in the wee hours of Tuesday morning that the...

April 28, 2017

April 28th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, This week's edition is entirely concerned with the potential writers' strike, which is entirely fitting, as industry stakeholders in Los Angeles and beyond talked about...

April 27, 2017

Provincial Budget Update

As you know, the Provincial Budget was announced today. I attended both the Budget lock-up and Minister Sousa’s speech in the Legislature, and I am pleased to report that there are no changes to the...

April 24, 2017

April 24 FilmOntario Update

Provincial Budget This Week As most of you know, the Provincial Budget will be announced this Thursday, April 27. In our Budget submission, FilmOntario stressed the importance of maintaining...

April 21, 2017

April 21st News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Hollywood continues to wait on tenterhooks this week as the May 1st expiration of the Writers Guild of America's current contract looms ever closer. As reported by Los...

April 20, 2017

Asian Heritage Month: Documentary Film Night "Strikers in Sarees"

In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, come visit the CultureLink Settlement & Community Services for a showing of the documentary film "Strikers in Sarees", a powerful and inspiring...

April 18, 2017

Canadian Journalism Foundation: J-Talk

Join the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) for a discussion exploring the challenges faced by public broadcasters featuring James Harding, Director of News and Current Affairs for the BBC,...

April 13, 2017

April 13th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Thursday everyone, This week may be a short one, but there is no shortage of engaging media coverage which will interest Ontario stakeholders. The big news at home was the...

April 12, 2017

Industry Recommendations to the Honourable Melanie Joly

NABET 700-M UNIFOR and other Canadian Film, Television and Digital Media Stakeholders provide recommendations to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, The Honourable Mélanie Joly. The group calls on...

April 12, 2017

April 11 FilmOntario Update

2016 Another Record-Breaking Year for Ontario Production  Yesterday afternoon, at an event at William F. White, Minister McMahon announced that Ontario’s film and television industry...

April 12, 2017

April 7th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Yesterday and today I am attending the annual locations trade show hosted by the Association of Film Commissioner's International, at which film commissions from all...

April 11, 2017

CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale

CAFTCAD is thrilled to invite you to their Movie Wardrobe Sale on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm at Cinespace Studios located at 30 Booth...

March 20, 2017

March 17th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, PBS, Hollywood Unions and the Sundance Institute all denounced the federal budget that President Trump unveiled this week. As detailed in the Hollywood Reporter below,...

March 13, 2017

2017 Canadian Screen Award Winners

A special congratulations to Elizabeth Calderhead on her win for Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series for Orphan Black! And congratulations to the...

March 7, 2017

March 3rd News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Worldwide media was buzzing all week with news of the Best Picture debacle at the Oscars, but another story from the red carpet also caught my eye. As reported in the...

March 7, 2017

February Update from FilmOntario, February 27, 2017

City of Toronto Sets a New Record for Screen-Based Production This morning Toronto Mayor John Tory revealed that the City of Toronto hit a new milestone in screen-based production in 2016, with just...

February 27, 2017

February 24th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, The Mayor of Los Angeles, who lobbied hard to institute California's film and television tax credits in 2014, is now throwing his weight behind expanding the current...

February 16, 2017

February Update from FilmOntario, February 13, 2017

New Tax Credit Administration Fee Structure The OMDC has announced a new Administration Fee structure for all Tax Credits, including the film and television credits, as the Agency moves toward a...

February 6, 2017

January Update from FilmOntario, January 30, 2017

Tax Credit Update: Treatment of Talk Shows In October of last year the federal government removed talk shows from the list of excluded productions for the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax...

January 23, 2017

Go Fund Me for Sara Moodie

Dear Members, You might have heard that long time Wardrobe member, Sara Moodie, had a fire destroy her home last week. Fellow members have created a Go Fund Me page to assist her during this...

January 20, 2017

January 20th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Fourth quarter numbers released this week by film and television permitting and advocacy group FilmLA show that 2016 was the busiest year in film production for Los...

January 20, 2017

2017 Canadian Screen Awards Nominations

NABET 700-M UNIFOR would like to congratulate its Members and signatory productions on their numerous Canadian Screen Award nominations announced on January 17, 2017. In total, NABET 700-M...

January 16, 2017

January 13th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, This town is in the throes of awards season and last weekend's Golden Globes generated headlines in Los Angeles and around the world. You're no doubt aware that a speech...

January 9, 2017

Janaury 6th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy New Year everyone. The year 2016 has been one of the best ever for Ontario stakeholders in the screen-based industries and there is every indication that 2017 is going to be equally...

January 3, 2017

December 23rd News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Given that this is the last compilation of articles I will present in 2016, I think it only fitting that each one reflects a topic that everyone has been talking about...