FilmOntario has been participating in the Government’s consultations on the 2017 Provincial Budget, with a continued focus on ensuring the stability of the province’s film and television tax credits. In our written submission, we asked the government to do the following:

1. Maintain its commitment to stable tax credit rates;
2. Maintain budget levels for the OMDC and the NOHFC;
3. Improve tax credit effectiveness through modernization and streamlining; and
4. Enable the industry to invest in infrastructure.

We are working hard, in meetings with politicians from all parties, to convey the message that a stable business environment is a key factor in maintaining strong screen-based sector growth in Ontario. We look forward to seeing the government’s budget sometime this spring.