We Are Ontario’s Screen Industryadmin2023-07-05T18:16:31-04:00
The Strength of Our Screens
FilmOntario is the best of Ontario’s Screen-Based Industry
We are an industry consortium representing the over 45,000 individuals working in the screen-based industry in Ontario. Our member organizations are from all parts of the film, television and digital media industries, including unions and guilds, production companies, studios, suppliers, and financial and legal services organizations. Our industry contributed almost $3 billion in production spending to the provincial economy in 2022.
It is no secret that Ontario’s film and television industry is booming – direct production spending hit a record $2.88 billion in 2021, supporting over 48,000 jobs related to the sector.
FilmOntario recently commissioned a study from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to look a little deeper into that success, and explore the importance of provincial tax credits to the industry. The resulting Benefit Assessment of Ontario’s Film and Television Tax Credits (PDF) demonstrates that the film and television tax credits are a great investment for the province – delivering economic and cultural results.
In addition to the jobs created directly by the industry, the film and television business supports hundreds of small businesses across Ontario. Your local coffee shop, hardware store or favourite landmark may have appeared on screen or benefitted from supplying a production.
Read our preview of the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival (#TIFF23), where there are 12 produced-in-Ontario features screening. The strength of Ontario's film industry shines through the impressive lineup at this year's festival.
The City of Toronto is the centre of Ontario’s Film and Television Industry. In 2022, the industry generated over $3 billion in spending across the province, with the bulk of that ($2.5 billion) taking place in the City of Toronto. This translates into 45,000 direct and indirect FTEs. When a mayoral candidate knocks on your door, ask them how they will support Toronto's film and TV industry!
FilmOntario members represent a range of organizations across Ontario’s screen-based industries – unions, guilds, producers, studios, equipment suppliers, financial and legal services, and more. We are proud to highlight a few of our members below. Find our complete member listing here.
David Mintz Catering
For the past 25 years, David Mintz Catering has proudly served as the premier caterer in the Toronto Film and TV production sector with over 400 productions under his belt. We provide every person on every set with personal attention. We are only as good as our last meal!
Original Pictures is a creative production company built on the talents of its founder and president, Emmy-award winner Kim Todd.
We create, develop and produce high quality dramatic series and films working with the best writers, creators and directors.
Whizbang Films Inc. is a Toronto-based film and television production company with a primary focus on production services.
IATSE 873 represents the thousands of skilled technicians behind motion picture productions in Toronto. Our members are celebrated internationally for their skills and expertise. They have won or have been nominated for awards including; Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, British Academy Film Awards and many more.
Video footage provided by: Breakthrough Films, Deluxe Toronto, Entertainment One, Motion Picture Association – Canada, Mr. X, New Real Films, SK Films, Sim, SpinVFX, Take 5 Productions, Technicolor, William F. White International Inc.