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FilmOntario enables the Screen-based (film, television and interactive media) sector to successfully speak with a strong, focused voice on key competitiveness issues.

in order to accomplish this, we focus on marketing and policy.

And it works.

We are #1 in Canada, and #3 in North America, after LA and NY.

In 2011, we achieved the highest volume of domestic and service production in Ontario's history, despite a dollar at par.

Together with the OMDC and the City of Toronto, we co-fund and co-manage a fulltime development office in LA, and various marketing events throughout the year.

Provincially, we concentrate on the political and senior bureaucratic folks at Ministries such as Finance, Economic Development and Innovation, and Culture, as well as opposition critics. Our work has resulted in strengthened relationships with all political parties at Queens Park.

FilmOntario has proven the concept that with a focused, educated industry voice, governments will listen, and include us in the process in a much more meaningful way.

Accomplishments since our inception 2003 here

Accomplishments for 2010 as presented at the AGM, January 2011 here

Accomplishments for 2011 here

Accomplishments for 2012 here

Members receive email updates of our work on various files, access to various studies and reports in our Members Only section, and weekly reports from our LA office, and assistance from our LA office in developing business relationships there.

Each year, we hold our Annual General Meeting - past locations include the Four Seasons Hotel Yorkville, and the Park Hyatt Toronto.
Guest Speakers have included Ontario Premier, the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Ontario Finance Ministers Greg Sorbara and Dwight Duncan, broadcaster Jay Switzer and Toronto Mayor David Miller.

In addition to the Annual General Meeting, FilmOntario holds issue-specific Member Update meetings to ensure that information on important issues is exchanged.

For membership details, please contact our our Managing Director and Counsel, Cynthia Lynch at clynch@filmontario.ca.