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

100 Lombard Street
Suite 303
Toronto, ON
M5C 1M3
Tel: 416-536-4827
Fax: 416-536-0859


April 5, 2018

April 3 FilmOntario 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 to stable tax credits and a willingness from the government to continue to work on building studio infrastructure, there is still much work to be done on modernizing the tax credits, obtaining a financial commitment on studios, and securing additional support for Canadian content.

We look forward to working with all of our members to promote the importance of the industry’s issues during the upcoming provincial election. Stay tuned!

FairPlay Application
FilmOntario was pleased to make a submission in support of FairPlay Canada’s application to the CRTC seeking to establish a mechanism for disabling on-line access to piracy sites in Canada. This application, if successful, would give content creators an additional tool to ensure that they are able to receive fair compensation for their work.

A copy of the submission may be found here.

City of Toronto Delegation to L.A.
Mayor John Tory will be leading a delegation of film and television industry members to Los Angeles on Thursday, April 19, 2018. FilmOntario is pleased to be a sponsor of this trip and as such, we are able to offer a limited a number of spaces for FilmOntario members in good standing at a Reception being held in L.A. on that date.

Members who wish to attend should contact me directly for further information. Spots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and are limited to one per member organization. All travel costs are the responsibility of the member organization.

FilmOntario members who are already part of the official delegation may add an additional attendee from their organization to the Reception invite list.

Upcoming Industry Deadlines
Please note the following upcoming industry deadline:

CoPro Market, Israel
The OMDC will assist two Ontario producers to attend the CoPro Market, Israel, June 3-7, 2018. Applications to the Festival should be made to them directly, and inquiries about the OMDC funding should be directed to the OMDC.

Deadline: April 15, 2018

*Note: The CMF is also contributing to the creation of a Canadian delegation for this event.

Canadian Media Fund
The CMF has released its 2018-19 program budget, guidelines and application deadlines. Be sure to refer to the CMF website for all the deadlines, as well as a summary of the program changes for the coming year.

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