OMDC Newsletter OMDC Newsletter
2015 Highlights

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!

Please click here to open our e-card.

Celebrate, Discover and Promote Ontario’s Great Content! - #ONcreates

Discover great Ontario success stories across  our book and magazine publishing, film and television, music and interactive digital media industries by going to and clicking on the We’ve got it going ON button on the bottom left-hand corner of the splash page. Here you will find profiles of Ontario companies that have benefitted from OMDC’s programs and services creating, developing, producing award-winning content for the whole world to enjoy. Celebrate and promote Ontario’s success stories by tweeting #ONcreates.

Here are just a few OMDC Success Stories and there are many more to read in our archives too.

Book Success Stories

Annick Press publishes books that resonate with Canadians, including the visually stunning anthology Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices. + Read More

Film Success Stories

Sienna Films’ roster includes the highly acclaimed New Waterford Girl (1999), the documentary One Dead Indian (2007), and Unless (2016), based on the Carol Shields novel (pictured). +Read More.

Magazine Success Stories

Disability Today has become the go-to resource for disability issues. + Read More

Television Success Stories

Sinking Ship’s unique, kid-focused programming puts kids in the spotlight. + Read More

Interactive Success Stories

Massive Damage’s Halcyon 6 got Interactive Digital Media Fund support from OMDC, and successfully raised $190,000 on Kickstarter. + Read More

Music Success Stories

Serena Ryder’s success has helped put Pandyamonium Management on the map. + Read more

OMDC’s New Ontario Film Commissioner – Justin Cutler

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is pleased to welcome Justin Cutler as the new Ontario Film Commissioner, succeeding Donna Zuchlinski who retired in October. He began his new duties on Monday, November 16, 2015.

Prior to joining OMDC, Cutler served as Director of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Industry Office where he led a large staff and team of volunteers. In that capacity he helped create a world-class Industry Conference with participation from the most influential domestic and international filmmakers, actors and industry professionals. He is a graduate of Queen’s University in Film Studies.

“Justin’s knowledge of the film industry and extensive experience in creating positive client relationships will be of tremendous value in helping OMDC’s Film Commission continue its long tradition of providing excellent service to our partners and clients at home and internationally,” said Kristine Murphy, OMDC’s Director of Industry Development.

Ontario is a leading film and television production centre offering the best technical and creative crews in the business, a dynamic talent pool, state-of-the-art studios and post-production facilities, award-winning animation and special effects companies and competitive tax credits. In 2014, film and television production contributed $1.3 billion to the Ontario economy — the fourth year in a row over the one billion dollar mark. The industry accounts for almost 28,000 full time direct and spin-off jobs.

The Ontario Film Commission offers location scouting and facilitation services at no charge to producers considering shooting here. OMDC’s film consultants can help take a script to the screen through tailored location packages using one of the most comprehensive digital photo libraries with over 13,000 digital location files featuring more than 300,000 images available online 24/7 from anywhere in the world. OMDC provides a seamless location experience to both domestic and foreign producers. With a Toronto/Ontario Film Office in Los Angeles and direct links to all regional film contacts in the province, OMDC can meet all filmmakers’ needs.

OMDC is looking forward to having Justin as part of our team and we know that he will make it a priority to connect directly with our many industry stakeholders in the months ahead.

In This Issue

Disponible en français

Twitter Follow us on Twitter
Facebook Join us on Facebook
YouTube Follow us on YouTube