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October 10, 2018

October 9 FilmOntario Update

Update October 9, 2018

Municipal Election Update

As you know, municipal elections are taking place across the province on October 22. If you live in the City of Toronto, you can find out where and how to vote here. At FilmOntario, we are asking our local candidates if they will:

1. Keep the City of Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board
2. Advocate on behalf of the sector
3. Support studio development
4. Implement the industry’s Strategic Plan

You can find more details about each of these asks on our website. And if you live outside the City of Toronto, we’ve included things you can ask your local candidates wherever you live.

Coming up on October 16 at 3pm, we will be hosting a Q&A with Mayor John Tory on issues relevant to the film and TV industry. We will stream it on our Twitter feed (@Film_Ontario) and will be taking live questions. For those of you who don’t catch it live, we will post it on the website shortly afterwards.
Stay tuned as we hope to confirm more Q&A sessions with additional mayoral candidates.

Corus-CMF Page to Pitch Program Open for Applications

The CMF is now accepting applications for the Corus-CMF Page to Pitch Program, available to producers seeking funding for creative and business activities during the development of eligible television projects triggered by any CRTC-licensed Canadian broadcaster. The budget for this program is $1 million, and applications can be submitted from now until November 20, 2018.
More information and application guidelines can be found on the CMF website.

Residency Status Determination

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has updated the information available to tax credit applicants regarding how residency is determined for the purposes of film and media tax credits. This information can be found on their website, and includes the list of documents that is acceptable to CRA for establishing Canadian residency. Please note there may be additional requirements to determine residency in the province of Ontario. FilmOntario will continue to work with our government partners on streamlining the documentation required for the tax credits, as we are aware that establishing residency is one of the most difficult requirements to meet.

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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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