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March 21, 2019

March 19 FilmOntario Updates

2019 Provincial Budget – April 11, 2019

As you may have heard, the Minister of Finance has announced that he will be presenting the 2019 Provincial Budget on April 11, 2019.

FilmOntario has participated in the formal Budget consultation process to highlight the importance of stable and effective tax credits in supporting jobs and investment in the province’s film and television industry. You can read our written Budget Submission here and the transcript of our appearance before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs here.

We also continue to be in touch with political staff and MPPs from all parties as part of our ongoing advocacy efforts. If you have any questions about the submission or the Budget process, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Ontario Creates Upcoming Funding Deadlines

Just a reminder that there are several deadlines coming up for Ontario Creates programs.

Export Fund – Film and Television, for eligible Ontario companies to participate in export development activities that correspond to a strategy for company growth. Deadline: April 15, 2019

Business Intelligence Program, for not-for-profit industry organizations that are undertaking business intelligence initiatives designed to gather information relevant to the growth of one or more of the content-creating sectors in Ontario. Deadline: April 16, 2019

IDM Fund: Global Market Development, for eligible Ontario interactive digital media content producers with funding to participate in international activities that correspond to their strategy for company growth. Deadline: April 30, 2019

MAPPED Production Funding

The Media Arts Production: Practiced, Employed, Developed (MAPPED) program provides up to $10,000 per production for film and television producers providing on the job training to Northern Ontario resident looking to work in the industry. With funding from FedNor, MAPPED is administered through Music and Film and Motion, and seeks to supplement existing funding sources in order to hire and train emerging film and television workers. Full program details may be found here. Deadline: April 15, 2019

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