OMDC Newsletter
December 2014

Industry Deadlines and News

Prime Time: Thriving in a Time of Change
Prime Time will highlight new opportunities that build strong businesses and keep Canadian content competitive:

  • how digital innovation combined with traditional media offers exponential business opportunities
  • how forward-thinking broadcast and production companies are building strategies that capitalize on change
  • how new ways of looking at everything from partnerships to alternative release strategies can unlock revenue

In addition to international keynotes and plenaries, you’ll find new formats: a debate, a workshop, lunch with…, and fifteen minute talks by emissaries from the bleeding edge. We’re crowdsourcing to find out what you want, and we’re building out the conference app by stacking it with rich, value-add information from the panelists.
Join the Prime Time community and you’ll join 600+ media leaders, all focused on raising our game. It’s an exciting place to be. Register here to get our early bird rate. Follow us #PTiO.

Super Channel Development Fund

The Super Channel Development Fund is open and accepting applications for its fourth round of development financing. The next deadline will be March 27, 2015. Visit for further information.

Ontario Mission to NAB 2015, Media/Entertainment, Las Vegas

April 13-16, 2015: For the first time, the Government of Ontario invites you to be part of the Ontario trade mission to the National Association of Broadcasters 2015 ( NAB is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. It attracts more than 93,000 attendees from 156 countries and 1,550 exhibitors. The program is open to twelve Ontario-based companies. Priority registration for first time participants in an Ontario mission. Benefits include turn-key exhibit space in the award-winning Ontario Pavilion (South Upper Hall # SU9125) located at a main entrance, a program targeting potential clients, databases of local and international contacts and networking activities, and two exhibitor passes per company. COST: From $1,500 to $2,200. Financial assistance to eligible may be available through To apply, please contact

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

Jan. 2-11 Canada's Top Ten Public Screenings at TIFF - 10th Anniversary, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Ontario.
Jan. 6-9 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.       
Jan. 6 Toronto Film Critics Awards, The Carlu, Toronto, Ontario.
Jan. 13-15 2015 Digital Book World Conference & Expo - Launch Kids’ programming, New York City, New York, USA.
Jan. 14-17 Eurosonic Music Festival, The Netherlands.
Jan. 20-21 Mobile Games Forum, London, UK.
Jan. 20-22 NATPE 2015, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Jan. 21-Feb. 1 44rd International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Jan. 22-Feb. 1 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, USA.
Jan. 24 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jan. 26-30 FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week, Toronto, Ontario.
Jan. 27-30 ReelScreen Summit 2015, Washington, D.C., USA.
Jan. 27 Press Conference – JUNO Awards Nominees
 Jan. 28 OLA (Ontario Library Association) Super Conference 2015, Toronto, Ontario.           
Jan. 30-31 American Library Association Meeting & Exhibit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Feb. 3-6 DICE Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Feb. 5-13 European Film Market, Berlinale, Berlin, Germany.
Feb.5-15 Berlinale, Berlin, Germany.
Feb. 8 56thGrammy Awards, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Feb. 13-15 TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario.
Feb. 18-19 Magazines Canada - 3rd Annual Business Media Leadership Conference Summit, King City, Ontario.
Feb. 18-22 Folk Alliance Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Feb. 18-20 World Content Market – Face-to-Face TV & Digital Content Executive Marketplace, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Feb. 20 International Emmy Kids Awards, New York City, New York, USA.
Feb. 22 87th Academy Awards – The Oscars®, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Feb. 23 ACCT - Canadian Screen Awards Nominations’ Announcement, Toronto, Ontario.
Feb. 23-28 ACCT, 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Week
Feb.23-26 KidScreen Summit 2015, Miami, Florida, USA.
Feb. 24 Canadian Cover Awards, Toronto, Ontario.
Feb. 25-27 Rio Content Market, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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