News

NABET 700-M UNIFOR represents over 3000 Film, Television and New Media Technicians in the province of Ontario.

NABET 700-M UNIFOR
100 Lombard Street
Suite 303
Toronto, ON
M5C 1M3
Tel: 416-536-4827
Fax: 416-536-0859
Email:
info@nabet700.com

News

September 13, 2018

September 13th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Thursday everyone, The Toronto International Film Festival is wrapping up soon and Hollywood headlines are so far declaring it the most successful in years. This was...

September 10, 2018

September 7th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, The Toronto International Film Festival officially got underway last night. The trades are covering every breathless moment and many of you, no doubt,...

September 4, 2018

August 31st News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Labour Day approaches and box office receipts are expected to provide Hollywood its best summer in years. As detailed in the Los Angeles...

August 28, 2018

Visitation for Stephen Bourne

Dear Members, Visitation for Stephen Bourne will be taking place this Thursday, August 30th, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Paul O'Connor Funeral Home which is located at 1939 Lawrence...

August 27, 2018

August 24th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, In these dog days of summer, it appears headline writers are pausing to catch their breath after several tumultuous months recording historic consolidation...

August 24, 2018

Stephen Bourne

Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time Sound Member, Stephen Bourne. Our sincerest condolences go out to his friends and family. We...

August 24, 2018

Funeral Service for Jeff Schouten

Dear Members, We received updated information on Jeff Schouten's funeral service and wanted to share it with all of you.     It will be a graveside service taking place on...

August 21, 2018

August 20 FilmOntario Update

UpdateAugust 20, 2018 xoTO House at TIFFOnce again this year, the City of Toronto will be showcasing the local industry during the Toronto International Film Festival at xoTO House, at 284 King...

August 15, 2018

August 7 FilmOntario Update

Update August 7, 2018 OMDC Acting Director of Tax CreditsOMDC’s Director of Tax Credits, Jennifer Blitz, will be going on parental leave as of Friday, August 10 for the next year. The...

August 15, 2018

August 3rd News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone,My MoviePass card didn't work at the theater last Sunday and now I'm one of three million subscribers who are wondering whether it can ever be counted on to work again. The...

July 31, 2018

July 27th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the dog days of summer. The heat here in Los Angeles has been shattering records the last few weeks and, as is typical this time of year,...

July 24, 2018

July 23 FilmOntario Update

Update July 23, 2018 A quick summer update this week! Thank you to all of those who attended our Fam Tour Dinner on July 10th. Our L.A. guests had a very successful visit to Toronto and I...

July 23, 2018

July 20th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Summer's most compelling Hollywood drama will apparently end in anticlimax, rather than a grand battle. The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that Comcast (the...

July 23, 2018

John Hazel

Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of former Set Dec and Labour member, John Hazel. John was a dedicated member of NABET 700-M UNIFOR for over 30 years....

July 20, 2018

Robert (Gump) Haid's Celebration Of Life

A Celebration of Life will be taking place for Robert (Gump) Haid on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 1:00pm - 6:00pm at the Queen Victoria Pub which is located at 2240 Midland Avenue,...

July 10, 2018

July 9 FilmOntario Update

Update July 9, 2018 Jonathan Barker All of us at FilmOntario were very sorry to hear that board member Jonathan Barker passed away on July 5, 2018. Jonathan was the CEO of SK Films and a world...

July 4, 2018

FilmOntario Welcomes New Ministers

FilmOntario Welcomes New Ministers July 3, 2018 FilmOntario is pleased to extend congratulations to Sylvia Jones, who was sworn in as the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport last Friday....

June 25, 2018

New Provincial Cabinet to be Announced This Week

Update June 25, 2018 Cabinet Announcement This Week FilmOntario is looking forward to the announcement and swearing in of the new Cabinet this Friday, June 29th. This will give us a clearer...

June 22, 2018

June 15th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, There is a lot to discuss this week. I spent last weekend at the Producers Guild of America conference, but before I comment on that, first story up surely...

June 22, 2018

Jeffrey Schouten

Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time Paint and Labour Member, Jeff Schouten, who passed away on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. Jeff...

June 15, 2018

June 8th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone,  The Writers Guild of America East and its supporters in the New York state Legislature are taking another crack at a bill that would allocate $5 million in tax...

June 15, 2018

Election Results

Election ResultsFilmOntario would like to congratulate Premier-designate Doug Ford and all the newly and re-elected MPPs. We look forward to working with the new government, and all parties, to...

June 6, 2018

Tomorrow is Election Day!

Tomorrow is Election Day! Don't Forget to Vote! If you already voted in the advance polls - way to go! If you are voting tomorrow, the polls are open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm....

June 4, 2018

June 1st News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, People all over North America are likely to have already read countless accounts of how ABC canceled the Roseanne reboot earlier this week, but here in LA it feels...

June 1, 2018

xoTO Schools Pilot Project Announcement

We are proud to announce that on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018, the City, in collaboration with the TDSB and the local screen industry, launched the xoTO Schools Pilot Project to enable enhanced...

June 1, 2018

One Week From Election Day!

Update - May 31, 2018 With the election only one week away, make sure you can vote on June 7th by checking out the Elections Ontario website. And don't forget to get out and vote! ...

May 29, 2018

Kevin Robbin's Memorial Service

Dear Members, Kevin Robbin's memorial visitation will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5pm at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel which is located at 467 Sherbourne Street, Toronto,...

May 25, 2018

Kevin Robbin

Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time Transportation member Kevin Robbin who passed away on Thursday, May 17th, 2018. He was a dedicated member...

May 25, 2018

May 25th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Hollywood has been abuzz since last December when it was announced that Disney was negotiating to buy major film and TV assets from 21st Century Fox: the industry...

May 22, 2018

May 18th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, While the Cannes Film Festival was still making news this week, the trades dedicated the majority of their ink (and pixels) to the television upfronts which kicked off...

May 22, 2018

James McRae's Memorial Service

Dear Members, Please see below the details for James McRae's memorial service as provided to us by his family: In Loving Memory of Jamie McRae (June 8, 1955 - May 5, 2018) Please join us...

May 16, 2018

The Election is ON!

UPDATE We are officially in election mode here in Ontario. At FilmOntario we will continue to ensure that our issues are heard throughout the election period. And to make sure you can vote on...

May 14, 2018

April 30 FilmOntario Update

UPDATE NDP Platform Commitments to the Screen-Based Industries On Monday, April 16, the NDP was the first party to release its official election platform for this June’s provincial election....

May 14, 2018

May 11th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, The Cannes Film Festival is currently in full swing and the trades are full of dispatches from that Mediterranean city. Ontario made the cover of the Hollywood...

May 11, 2018

Robert "Gump" Haid

Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time Grip Member Robert “Gump” Haid. Robert passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 after a long hard battle...

May 9, 2018

James McRae

Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time Grip member James McRae who passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. He was a dedicated member of NABET...

May 9, 2018

Jack Coupland

Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time Transport and Lighting member John (Jack) Coupland who passed away on April 25, 2018. Our sincerest...

April 30, 2018

April 27th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, A spate of first quarter earnings were reported this week and Amazon made headlines as it revealed a net share income that has doubled from the same period in 2017. As...

April 27, 2018

April 20th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Toronto Mayor John Tory brought his customary energy and charisma to Los Angeles this week. The panel discussion he moderated yesterday with (among others)...

April 26, 2018

FilmOntario Signs Industry Code of Conduct

Update - April 16, 2018 FilmOntario Signs Industry Code of Conduct The FilmOntario Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have signed on to The Canadian Creative Industries Code...

April 5, 2018

April 3 FilmOntario Update

Update March 20, 2018 Provincial Budget Update In case you missed, it, we issued an update on the Provincial Budget last Wednesday evening. While we were pleased to see a reference...

April 5, 2018

2018 Provincial Budget Update from FilmOntario

2018 Provincial Budget Update This afternoon I was pleased to attend the province’s annual budget lock-up and, along with board member David Carter, Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s budget...

April 2, 2018

Geralyn Wraith

Dear Members, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time Makeup member, Geralyn Wraith. Geralyn passed away due to an illness on Friday, March 30, 2018 and was...

April 2, 2018

March 29th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Thursday everyone, I'm sure everyone is looking forward to the long holiday weekend. It will certainly gives us all time to digest the big news out of Toronto this morning, that Bell Media has...

March 27, 2018

March 23rd News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, New York's loss is California's gain: the Amazon series Sneaky Pete is relocating production for its third season from New York to California, after being...

March 20, 2018

March 20 FilmOntario Update

Update March 20, 2018 Ross Leslie All of us at FilmOntario were saddened to hear of Ross Leslie’s passing on March 13. Ross was one of FilmOntario’s original board members and a friend...

March 19, 2018

Canadian Screen Award Winners 2018

Dear Members, The Canadian Screen Awards was held on March 11, 2018 and it was a huge success for NABET 700-M UNIFOR signatory productions as we garnered 17 wins! A special...

March 19, 2018

March 16th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, It's the time of the year traditionally known as pilot season and, while the cable and streaming networks don't adhere to the traditional production and distribution...

March 14, 2018

March 9th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, What an incredible Oscar ceremony last Sunday! I know I was just one of thousands of Ontario natives who were bursting with pride as The Shape of Water...

March 13, 2018

Canadian Creative Industries Release New Code of Conduct

Dear Members, Please see below a new Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct that has been adopted to help prevent and respond to harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination,...

March 5, 2018

March 5 FilmOntario Update

Update March 5, 2018 Congratulations to all the Ontario Oscar Winners! Great to see so many Ontario individuals and companies be honoured throughout this year’s Awards season, and...

March 5, 2018

March 2nd News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, It's Oscar week in Hollywood and you can feel the excitement in the air. I attended a brunch honouring Canadian nominees yesterday and, as always, was struck by the...

February 26, 2018

February 23rd News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, The prolific industry web site IMDB won a victory this week in its ongoing feud with the state of California and SAG-AFTRA over whether it can publish the ages of...

February 22, 2018

February 20 FilmOntario Update

UPDATEFebruary 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...

February 22, 2018

Craig Petts - Celebration of Life

Dear Members,A Celebration of Life for Craig Petts will be taking place this Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 2:30pm-4:30pm at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre in Toronto which is located at 375...

February 20, 2018

February 16th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Another week, another shot across the bow in what increasingly looks like a battle between Netflix and traditional network broadcasters. Hollywood roiled this week...

February 9, 2018

February 9th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, I'm back after a trip to Ontario last week to attend the CMPA's Primetime Conference in Ottawa. Although I only attend every few years, I find it invaluable to...

January 26, 2018

January 26th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, The Oscar nominations were announced this week and it was great news for Ontario stakeholders, many of whom were nominated for their work on The Shape of Water, which...

January 24, 2018

January 19th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Once again this week, industry media devoted much ink (and many pixels) to the current awards season. Congratulations to the many Ontario stakeholders nominated...

January 17, 2018

2018 Canadian Screen Awards Nominations

Dear Members, NABET 700-M UNIFOR would like to congratulate its Members and signatory productions on their numerous Canadian Screen Award nominations announced on January 16, 2018. In...

January 15, 2018

January 12th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Awards season in Los Angeles is getting into full swing and if the Golden Globes last weekend are any indication, it's going to be a very good season indeed for...

January 11, 2018

January 8 FilmOntario Update

Update  - January 8, 2018 CRTC Consultation on the Future of Programming Distribution in Canada Last fall, the Federal Government directed the CRTC to undertake a consultation on...

January 9, 2018

Congratulations to the Guild Award Nominees

Dear Members, On behalf of NABET 700-M UNIFOR and your VP, Traci Loader, we would like to congratulate Diane Mazur and Larissa Palaszczuk on their Guild Award nomination for Best Make-up on “Anne...

January 5, 2018

January 5th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy New Year. I hope everyone got some time off during the holiday season to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. From my perspective, 2018 is shaping up to be another prosperous one...

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...

January 3, 2018

December 15th News Report from your Los Angeles Representative

Happy Friday everyone, Many people may be dealing with information overload today as not one, but two, of the most significant shakeups in decades in the screen-based industries were...