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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 Date!
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for these two very important fall FilmOntario events:

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017: FilmOntario AGM 
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017: FilmOntario Day at Queen’s Park


Official invites and more details will be coming soon – keep an eye on your inboxes and be sure to include everyone in your organization who is interested in participating.

Federal Government Announces Creative Canada Strategy
On September 28, The Honourable Mélanie Joly announced the long-awaited results of the government’s policy consultation in the creative industries. There has been considerable media coverage of the announcement, which included a $500 million production spend commitment from Netflix on content produced in Canada as well as a new Creative Export strategy that will spend $125 million (across all industries) over the next five years.

There are still many questions about the new policy, but if you would like to read the whole document, as well as a copy of the Minister’s speech, you can find them here.

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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