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December 22, 2014

Weekly Update from Film Ontario, December 22, 2014

Weekly Update from Kelly Graham-Scherer, Los Angeles Representative

The Sony hack and all its repercussions and implications continues to dominate both the trades and casual conversation in this city. A pertinent story for Ontario industry stakeholders is one I found in the Los Angeles Times which discusses how Hollywood could change the way it does business as a result. As detailed below, everyone from studio chiefs to junior-level executives has been put on warning to be more guarded with what they put in emails.

Most people familiar with the industry are familiar with the annual "Black List" of the best unproduced screenplays, but not everyone may realize how the list came to be. The L.A. Times this week had a really interesting story about how 10 years ago a junior development executive named Franklin Leonard started what has become the most influential list in Hollywood.

Canada, and specifically Ontario, was the subject of some very positive press this week both stateside and at home.

The Hollywood Reporter did an excellent job of bringing the low Canadian dollar to the attention of potential U.S. clients with the article below, which also highlights our jurisdiction's top-notch crew, talent and infrastructure.

The version of the story which was written for Canadian readers appeared in Playback and focused on how domestic stakeholders are marketing themselves as the loonie plunges.

And finally this week, I'll send you off to your holidays with a predictive piece from the Hollywood Reporter which details the eight big trends expected to rock the film and television industry in 2015.

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