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February 22, 2018

February 20 FilmOntario Update

February 20, 2018

Ontario Legislature Resumes Sitting Today
Provincial politicians are back at Queen’s Park today for what is sure to be a lively final session before the June 7 provincial election. As you may know, during the break there was a Cabinet shuffle and a new Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Honourable Daiene Vernile, was appointed. We look forward to working with Minister Vernile and wish Minister McMahon all the best in her new position as President of Treasury Board.

2018 Provincial Budget Consultations
FilmOntario has been participating in consultations leading up to the 2018 Provincial Budget. The key points that we have been highlighting are:

  • the need for stable and effective tax credits, including improving processing times and modernizing the credits in order to maintain Ontario’s position as a competitive jurisdiction for screen-based content creation; 
  • the need to invest in studio infrastructure; 
  • and the need to make targeted investments in domestic content creation.

In addition to participating in a consultation organized by the Minister of Finance, we also made written submissions to both the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Finance. A copy of the written submission can be found here.

Upcoming OMDC Deadlines
There are several upcoming deadlines for OMDC programs:

Ontario Animation Mission to China
Deadline for Registration: February 23, 2018
Mission Dates: April 18-27, 2018

OMDC IDM Fund, Concept Definition and Production
Deadline: April 9 and August 27, 2018 (by 5 pm)
Information Sessions: March 5 and 6, 2018

OMDC Production Guide
Listings in the Ontario Production Guide are available free of charge to Ontario-based businesses and organizations that provide services to the Film, Television and Commercial production industry. Update your listing today.

Please refer to the OMDC website and all program guidelines for further information.

The Business of VR/AR for the Screen-Based Industries
Presented by CASO and SIRT, this is a full day of active, hands-on learning, with test materials, content solutions and potential business partners (including company testing booths), along with several panels on business development and commercial research opportunities.

The event will take place at SIRT (Stage 10 at Pinewood Studios), all day on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Registration is free for CASO members and $24 for everyone else. 

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