OMDC Newsletter
November 2013

Ontario Music Fund Deadlines

December 9, 2013 - OMF – Music Company Development
January 6, 2014 - OMF Music Futures
January 6, 2014 - OMF Live Music
January 31, 2014 - OMF - Music Industry Development

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

Not sure what the difference is between a Corporate Administrator and a Portal User? Want more information on how to set up different permissions for different users? Click here to learn more.

Find out more about Ontario Indie Label Dine Alone Records

Indie label Dine Alone Records has taken the Lumineers’ self-titled debut album double platinum in Canada, with the hit single, Ho Hey, topping six million in sales. Read More

OMDC Program Deadlines and News

November 18, 2013 - OMDC Research Grants

January 20, 2014 - Trillium Book Award Submissions



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:

OBPTC Milestone

OMDC is proud to have issued its 4,000th Ontario Book Publishing Tax Credit (OBPTC) Certificate in October 2013. When the OBPTC was first introduced it was administered by the Ministry before OMDC took over the administration. The OBPTC has therefore supported the publication of over 4,500 books in its history.

OMDC-Sponsored Research

Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada: A National and International Perspective is a research study by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. This study examines Aboriginal feature film production in Canada, specifically dramatic film production. This report documents the rise of Indigenous cinema worldwide and the place of Canadian Aboriginal film and public supports in that context. The barriers to feature film production for Aboriginal content creators in Canada are examined, and the authors suggest several areas of opportunity that can be targeted in order to boost production in this sector. You can read the report here.

Updated Ontario Production Guide Makes Searching Easier

OMDC is pleased to announce the launch of the newly updated Ontario Production Guide – now available in searchable database format.

The Ontario Production Guide remains the most comprehensive guide to goods and services for Ontario’s film and television production and post-production industry, and includes contacts and information on a wide variety of goods and services related to the film and TV sector, including: labour, studios, post-production, 3D, VFX & animation, equipment, accommodations, transportation, casting, personal services, government, financial services, and much, much more!

Whatever your project requires – from prep to wrap to post – you will find it in the Ontario Production Guide!

OMDC’s Culture Shock Team Climbs CN Tower for Our United Way Fundraising Drive

OMDC’s Culture Shock Team climbed the CN Tower as part of our United Way fundraising drive. Congratulations and thanks to OMDC staff: Andy, Ariana, Clare, Chris, Donovan, Mark, Matt and Richard for helping us kick-off our fundraising efforts by raising nearly $3300 to help us climb a little closer to our charitable goal. OMDC’s United Way campaign runs until mid-November.

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