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July 18, 2016

July Update from FilmOntario, July 18, 2016

Dear FilmOntario Members, 

Changes at the OMDC

OMDC has announced the appointment of Erin Creasey to the position of Manager, Industry Initiatives (effective July 4), and of Suzan Ayscough to the position of Manager of Communications & Corporate Secretary (effective August 3). We would like to welcome them both to their new roles.

Erin will oversee the OMDC’s international business and industry development activities as well as the Film and Export Funds. She has been with the Agency as a Program Consultant since earlier this year, and previously worked in the book publishing industry.

Suzan comes to the OMDC from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, where she was Director of Communications and successfully launched Canadian Screen Week and the Canadian Screen Awards. She has also held senior communications roles in several industry organizations, including Alliance Communications and Telefilm Canada.

We would also like to thank James Weyman and George McNeillie, who retired at the end of June, for their years of support to the industry. We wish you all the best in your new adventures.

Designated Survivor and Conviction to Start Production in Toronto

Premier Wynne, Mayor Tory, the Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios announced today that Designated Survivor and Conviction are to start production in Toronto this month. Premier Wynne noted that “this announcement is a vote of confidence in the dynamic, competitive business environment we have created” in Ontario and we couldn’t agree more. We look forward to working with the government to ensure the future stability of this business environment.

Read the press release here.

Deadline Reminder – OCASE Grandfathering

Just a reminder for those of you who notified the OMDC of your intention to apply for certification for productions eligible for the grandfathered OCASE rate of 20%, applications for certification of the eligible productions must be submitted to the OMDC by July 31, 2016.

Link to Ministry of Finance bulletin.

FilmOntario Welcomes New Member Cast & Crew Canada!

Cast & Crew Canada provides payroll processing, workers’ compensation, production accounting software and financial services to the Canadian film and television industry.

Cast & Crew Canada has already contributed to the Ontario Screen-Based Industry through the services they provide, and now will help FilmOntario as it works to support and build the industry and protect what we have all worked so hard to accomplish.

News to Share? If there are any updates or announcements you would like to share with your fellow FilmOntario members, please don’t hesitate to let me know at and I will include it in the next member update.

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