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October 30, 2017

October 24 FilmOntario Update

Update - October 23, 2017

FilmOntario Statement on Workplace Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination
FilmOntario supports the recent calls by ACTRA Toronto for all players in the screen-based industries to join in a discussion about how best to address harassment, bullying and discrimination in the workplace. We commend the steps that individual organizations have taken to date to ensure safe, harassment-free workplaces. Addressing these issues is everyone’s responsibility, and it is time to come together to identify and address gaps in policies, procedures and practices.

We are stronger as an industry when we all work together and it is only by working together that we will be able to ensure our workplaces are welcoming to everybody.

Upcoming FilmOntario Events
Invites went out last week for this year’s Annual General Meeting, taking place at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. This year we are pleased to be welcoming the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario as our guest speaker. If you haven’t done so already, please RSVP, and pass on the invite to others in your organization who may be interested in attending.

Also, FilmOntario Day at Queen’s Park will be happening all day on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. 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.

Stay Informed – Make Your Voice Heard
You are no likely aware that the City is in the midst of planning some changes for the Portlands area. FilmOntario has always been in favour of mixed use for the area, which supports important filming infrastructure but also allows the City to be livable, encourages goods jobs in the area and is good for the City as a whole.

It is important for the industry to come together and make clear that the film industry has an important economic impact in the area. There are a number of important public events coming up where you can learn more about the City’s plans and have your say on the Portlands:

Waterfront For All Summit
Friday, October 27, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday October 28, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Globe and Mail Centre, 351 King St. E.

Sidewalk Lab Town Hall
Hosted by Waterfront Toronto
Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location TBC

City of Toronto, Planning and Growth Management Committee
Final Report on Portlands Framework
Wednesday, November 15, 9:30 am
City Hall, Second Floor, Committee Room 1

Member News – Rob Heydon Productions Expands
FilmOntario Member Rob Heydon Productions recently announced that it is growing its team by adding Duane Murray as a development executive, to work on television and film projects. This is part of an overall growth strategy for the company, which is set to start filming the six-part Nordic Noir series Last Rituals in early 2018.

Congratulations to Rob and remember – it’s always better to do business with a fellow FilmOntario member!

OMDC Client Satisfaction Survey
The OMDC is currently conducting a Client Satisfaction Survey. They want to ensure that their customer service standards, programs and services are meeting your needs to grow your businesses and the creative industries and to hear what changes you would recommend. This survey will be available online until Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.

Here are the links to access the survey:
Survey in English:
Survey in French:

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Ioli Makriyianni at You may also contact the OMDC at

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