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December 2014

The Board, Management and Staff of the Ontario Media Development Corporation wish you safe and happy holidays – and all the best for the New Year!

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Mark Your Calendars for Canadian Screen Week | Feb. 23 – Mar. 1, 2015

The public preview of 2015 Canadian Screen Week is now online.

Join the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for a week of public and industry events to celebrate the very best in Canadian film, television & digital media.

The Academy’s Canadian Screen Week highlights include:

  • CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS Nominee Reception | Monday, February 23
  • CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS Television & Digital Media Awards Gala | Tuesday, February 24
  • CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS Television & Digital Media Awards Gala | Wednesday, February 25
  • CONTENT INDUSTRY CONNECT & #AcademySocial | Thursday, February, 26
  • Special Event Screening | Friday, February 27
  • FanZone & Free Public Screening | Saturday, February 28
  • 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS | Sunday, March 1st 2-hour LIVE Broadcast on CBC at 8pm

Check for news and details about the latest FanZone and industry events being planned for the next exciting Canadian Screen Week, February 23 - March 1, 2015.

JUNO Week March 9-15, 2015 in Hamilton!
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the official venue details for 2015 JUNO Week celebrations to be held in Hamilton, Ontario, March 9-15.

2015 JUNO Awards Broadcast on sale now. Tickets range from $39 to $149 (plus service charges) and are available through the FirstOntario Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-855-872-5000, and online at

JUNO Week signature events and official venue announcements include:

  • The Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena to host JUNO Cup on March 13.
  • Lime Ridge Mall to host JUNO Fan Fare presented by hmv Canada on March 14.
  • The Great Hall at Hamilton Place to host JUNO Songwriters' Circle presented by SOCAN and Yamaha on March 15.
  • FirstOntario Centre to host The 2015 JUNO Awards Broadcast on March 15.
  • Plus over 15 venues across the city to host JUNOfest presented by on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14. A showcase of over 100 local, regional, and national acts, nightly line-ups will feature three or four acts per venue with JUNO nominees, national touring acts and the best of Hamilton sharing the stage. Venue details to be announced at a later date.

2015 JUNO Awards ancillary events include:

  • Hamilton Public Library to host Junior JUNOS, a concert with Children's Album of the Year nominees on Saturday March 14, 2015.
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton to host the JUNO Photography Exhibition from January 24-April 19, 2015.
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton to also host The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art sponsored by La Piazza Allegra from January 24 to April 26, 2015.

OMDC’s & Telefilm Canada’s Mission To India

Photo courtesy of Solaris images

Front row - Daniel Iron (Blue Ice Pictures),  Ralph Holt (Hill100 Productions Inc.), Alfons Adetuyi (Inner City Films) Vic Sarin (Sepia Films),  Anand Ramayya and Kelly Balon (Karma Film Inc)/ Second Row – Karen Thorne-Stone (OMDC), Marie-Josée Charbonneau (Counsellor and Head, Advocacy Programme, High Commission of Canada in India), Nirupama Kotru (Director of Film, India Ministry of Information & Broadcasting), Richard Bale (Consul General of Canada in Mumbai), Malti Bhandari (Advocacy Consultant, High Commission of Canada in India),  Sheila de la Varende (Telefilm Canada), Damon D’Oliveira (Conquering Lion Pictures), Karen Franklin (Hill100 Productions Inc.), David Miller (A71 Productions Inc.), Rama Rau (TriNetra Productions), Miranda de Pencier (Northwood Entertainment); Mehernaz Lentin (Industry Pictures) and Paula Devonshire (Devonshire Productions Inc.) Absent from photo: Sergio Navarretta (Platinum Image Film)

In partnership with Telefilm Canada, OMDC CEO Karen Thorne-Stone led a trade delegation of 14 Canadian producers to India from November 17 – 25 to attend Film Bazaar, the international co-production market at the Indian International Film Festival in Goa. The delegation also stopped in Mumbai for the Canada-India Business Forum and a series of B2B meetings. The trip was focused on promoting and activating the recently signed Canada-India Co-production Treaty. Partners included the Canadian High Commission and Consulate in India, the Ontario Trade Office, and the Canada-India Business Council.

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