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January 3, 2018

December 21 FilmOntario Update

Update -  December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays from FilmOntario
On behalf of the Board and myself, I would like to wish you all a happy holiday season and a healthy and productive 2018. It will be another busy year heading into provincial and municipal elections and I look forward to working with all of you as we continue to promote the screen-based industries in Ontario.

The office will be closed for the holidays as of the end of business today, and will re-open on Tuesday, January 2.

Effective November 1, 2017, the Ministry of Finance is implementing a policy change that will consider websites that primarily host content related to a film, television or internet production, have been purchased or licensed by a broadcaster, are embedded in the broadcaster’s website, and meet the other eligibility requirements of the regulations as eligible for the purposes of the OIDMTC. Applicant websites must not have received a certificate of eligibility or letter of ineligibility before November 1, 2017 to be considered eligible according to this policy change.

The OMDC has issued a Bulletin explaining these changes in more detail. If you have questions about a specific OIDMTC application, please be in touch with them directly.

FilmOntario will continue to work with the OMDC and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, as well as with our fellow industry organizations Interactive Ontario and the CMPA, on ways to address other administrative issues in the OIDMTC and the ongoing wait time issues.

Upcoming Application Deadlines
The Canada Media Fund and the Mexican Film Institute have announced an incentive for the co-development of television projects between Canadian and Mexican producers. To be eligible , drama or children’s and youth television series must comply with the pre-established rules of the Canada-Mexico treaty. The complete guidelines can be found here.

OMDC’s From Page to Screen will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This event has been created to promote the adaptation of Canadian fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature published by Ontario publishers to the big and small screens. It will provide a forum for Canadian film and television and interactive digital companies to meet with the publishers in one-on-one scheduled meetings. The complete guidelines can be found on the OMDC website.

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