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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 at the beautiful Lionhead Golf Club in Brampton. It will have an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start and end at approximately 4:00 p.m.

The successful tournament, which raised a record $102,140 in 2016 for entertainment professionals going through hard times, brings together members of the entertainment industry for a fun day of golf in support of the work of The AFC.

For more information on how to register or volunteer at the tournament, please visit Registration closes on May 26, 2017.

Update on SirtNet
Sheridan College and its Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) are pleased to announce the transfer of SirtNet, an applied research and development platform serving the screen industries, to industry partners Beanfield, StorageASP, and NetKeepers. SirtNet is a Toronto-based dedicated and secure remote collaboration platform that allows for end to end digital collaboration from sound stage through post-production and delivery.

This four-year applied research project was initiated based on recommendations in a strategic study released by the Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) that were designed to build a global competitive advantage for the Greater Toronto Area. During the research phase SirtNet was developed with the participation of leading film and television companies and information technology partners and the support of FilmOntario.

Over the next six to nine months the new partners will be collaboratively focused on expanding services to enhance offerings to existing users and to allow for additional companies to join SirtNet. Sheridan’s SIRT Centre will continue involvement as a research support for SirtNet.

Creative Works Conference THIS Friday
WorkInCulture, the Humber Business School and the Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts are proud to present CREATIVE WORKS a new conference for arts and culture professionals.

Creative Works 2017 is a day-long multi-disciplinary conference exploring new frontiers in the creative community and the trends that will shape the future of the cultural sector.

For registration information and a complete schedule for the day, please visit their website.

Still Coming Soon: Member Survey
As you will recall from the AGM (and I have been promising all year), in 2017 we are planning to survey members on employment and other economic indicators, in order to support FilmOntario’s ongoing work in improving industry data that is being done in conjunction with the Minister’s Advisory Panel on Film and Television. Watch your inboxes for this important survey – and please fill it out when you get it! We can’t do this work without your help.

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