FilmOntario is an industry-funded, non-partisan screen-based (film/interactive/television) consortium 30,000 strong, of companies, producers, unions, guilds, financial services and organizations within Ontario, and over $2.5 billion in direct economic activity annually.
Our emphasis is on marketing Ontario as a screen-based content creator and production jurisdiction, and working with all levels of government so that policies and programs ensure our international competitiveness.
2014 Annual General Meeting
Our 11th AGM was another terrific success - thanks to all of our members who came out to hear details about our work on your behalf, and to merrily connect with friends and colleagues, old and new. Our Guest Speaker was the Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance - and what a passionate advocate he is for our industry's stability and competitiveness! Members were able to have a chance to chat with him one-on-one about their business growth, and increased opportunities in Ontario and around the world.
You can view our 2014 Accomplishments here.
2014 Municipal Election: Welcome to our new Mayor, John Tory!
Mayor Tory has long been an active supporter of Ontario’s screen-based industry, and clearly stated so in his campaign work, including our September Mayoralty Candidate event. Mayor Tory also worked with FilmOntario’s team and stood up for increases to our tax credits, when he was Leader of the Ontario PC party.
This summer FilmOntario met with each lead candidate to review our industry success, reiterate that we are a for-profit business file with direct and growing impact on high level jobs, positive land development, private sector capital attraction and youth employment.
As in 2010, we hosted a Mayoralty candidate event, moderated by our own Jonathan Barker (FilmOntario Board member and President, SK Films). Our thanks go out to Paul Bronfman, Blake Steels and the folks at SIRT for allowing us to descend upon their studios for the event!
Our August 2014 Quarterly Report is here.
Our April 2014 Quarterly Report is here.
2013 Annual General Meeting
Our 2013 AGM was terrific - all thanks to our Members! Over 200 industry leaders attended the November 26th event.
FilmOntario members celebrated 10 years of successes - and once again we are #1 in Canada and # 3 in North America, behind LA and NY. And once again we are the second largest employer in the City of Toronto!!
Our thanks to Wendy Crewson and Peter Keleghan for their hosting duties - they brought the sizzle to our event!
Our Guest Speaker, Premier Kathleen Wynne, was clear about the importance of screen-based industries to Ontario's jobs and economy. She was also very generous with her time so that many of you had a chance to speak with her one-on-one. Minister Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, stayed on as well, reiterating his support for the industry, and thanking us for our industry-building work.
Here's a link to the Premier's website, featuring some pics from our AGM:
Our thanks to the Royal York Fairmont for enabling such a fun event. And congratulations to Rae Thurston of PS Production Services for winning the draw for a complimentary night stay!
FilmOntario Accomplishments for 2013 here.
Our December 2013 Quarterly Report is here.
Our September 2013 Quarterly Report is here.
2012 Annual General Meeting
Our 2012 year Annual General Meeting on November 20th was, once again, a packed room with over 100 industry companies present.
Our Guest Speaker was the Honourable Dwight Duncan, Deputy Premier and Finance Minister for Ontario. Our long-standing partnership style was evident in the introduction from co-Chair Brian Topp, and the Minister's speech. A thoughtful, balanced approach has produced the highest production volumes in Ontario's history, and the highest domestic/co-production volumes in our history as well! We are now #1 in Canada and #3 in North America, behind LA and NY.
FilmOntario Accomplishments for 2012 here
FilmOntario Accomplishments for 2011 as presented at the AGM, November 2011. here
FilmOntario Accomplishments for 2010 as presented at the AGM, January 2011. here
For tax credits, program information, digital location search services and more, please go to the Ontario Media Development Agency website at www.omdc.on.ca
For location permits and information for shooting in the City of Toronto, please go to the Toronto FIlm and Television office at www.toronto.ca/tfto/.
A common web portal for the TFTO, OMDC and FilmOntario, is www.you-belong-here.com.
Toronto Head Office
Executive Director & CEO
625 Church St., 2nd floor
Phone : (416) 642-6704
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
LA Development Office
A jointly funded partnership of
the Ontario Media Development Corporation,
the City of Toronto and
Phone : (310) 391-1868