OMDC Newsletter
June 2013

OMDC Program Deadlines and News

Ryan Spalding (Dine Alone Records) , Keely Kemp (OMDC), Shauna De Cartier (Six Shooter Records) and Lisa Logutenkow (Dine Alone Records) presented The Music Fund Best Practices Session at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre on May 29th, 2013.

Ongoing | OMDC's Industry Development Program now incorporates the previous OMDC Trade Organization Support and Domestic Markets and Events programs. The program offers financial and, where appropriate, strategic support to established trade and event organizations that are undertaking initiatives that provide business growth and business development opportunities for Ontario cultural media companies. Guidelines are now posted on our website at For further information contact:

OMDC's OAP Training Videos Available Online!

We are very pleased to announce that the OAP training videos have gone live and can be found on the Online Application Portal Training Videos page of the OMDC website.

OAP Quick Tip

The Portal Dashboard displays five of the most recent action items by default. To see the full list, click SHOW ALL at the bottom right corner of the Action Items table. You can also remove closed action items from the Dashboard by selecting the HIDE button to the right of the closed items.

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OMDC’S Digital Location Database Dials It Up A Notch

OMDC’s award-winning Digital Location Database just got even better! In response to user feedback, the library team is proud to announce several key improvements to the database’s navigation and functionality.

One new feature, “Download Text”, allows users to download key textual information from location files, enabling them to easily create location lists for shoots or surveys.

The New Additions List, accessed via the Search Page, showcases recently added locations and now functions as a search result to allow for easier and more flexible perusing. Users may now view files that reside within this list, and then choose the “Search Results” tab to return to their list – to the precise entry where they last left off.

Within Larger Image View, which users select to enlarge location photos for detailed review, there are now two sizes to choose from, and two new ways to navigate between photos: with the arrow keys on their keyboards or by clicking directly on the photos themselves.

Lastly, all Search Results now offer users a consistent reminder of their search criteria by displaying it at the top of the “Search Results” page, for example, Residential – Upscale Out of Toronto – Mississauga – Gothic.

OMDC’s Film Commission department operates its award-winning online database of over 11,000 distinct locations found throughout Ontario, a key marketing tool that in 2012 alone, helped inject $1.28 billion into the provincial economy. The Digital Location Database is available to anyone interested in previewing a wide variety of the province’s many diverse locations. The password-protected portion of the secure site is available upon registration to personnel working in the film and TV production industry. Whether during development, prep, or production, industry professionals, including producers, directors, location managers and scouts, rely upon the OMDC Digital Location Database to help find the locations that will best tell their stories.