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September 27, 2016

September Update from FilmOntario, September 26, 2016

New Ministerial Mandate Letter Cites Stable Tax Credit Infrastructure
Last Friday, the Government of Ontario released the Ministerial mandate letters for the new session of the Legislature.

FilmOntario was extremely pleased to see that the following priority was included for the Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport:

"Building on the best year on record for film and TV, market our talented film crews, world-class facilities, and stable tax credit infrastructure to the world."

As you know, FilmOntario has been working very hard to obtain a statement of stability on Tax Credits from the provincial government. We welcome this encouraging signal from the Premier’s Office and will continue to work with the Minister McMahon and her team to promote Ontario’s screen-based industries at home and abroad.

You can read the full Ministerial mandate letter here.

SAVE THE DATE – FilmOntario AGM November 30, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Minister McMahon will be joining us as Guest Speaker at this year’s AGM, which will be held on November 30, 2016. More details will follow.

Federal Government Launches DigiCanCon Consultation
As you are aware, the Federal Government launched the second phase of its wide-ranging cultural industry consultation on September 13. The results of the first phase of the consultation, as well as the questions for the current phase, can be found here.

Minister McMahon is hosting a roundtable for industry stakeholders to seek input on how the province of Ontario can support the cultural industries in this federal consultation on September 28th. Several representatives from FilmOntario will be attending.

We will keep you posted on further activities regarding the consultation, but please don’t hesitate to make your own voices heard. And let me know if you have concerns or suggestions you would like to share.

William F. White International Inc. Filmmaker Open House - October 1, 2016

OMDC Film Fund Deadline – October 3, 2016
Just a reminder that the next OMDC Film Fund deadline is 5:00 pm on October 3, 2016.

TableRock Media CEO Jeffrey Elliott named new chair of Interactive Ontario
On September 20, Interactive Ontario announced the appointment of a new chair, Jeffrey Elliott of TableRock Media. Prior to starting TableRock, Jeffrey was the founder and CEO of GlassBOX Television. He also received the Canadian Screen Awards’ Digital Media Trailblazing Award in 2015.

We would like to congratulate Jeffrey on his appointment and we look forward to working with him.

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