OMDC Newsletter
October 2014

OMDC and Rio Film Commission Sign Co-operation Agreement during TIFF® 2014!

Steve Solot, Rio Film Commission President, José Vincente de Sa Pimentel, Consul General of Brazil and Karen Thorne-Stone, President and CEO of the Ontario Media Development Corporation

On September 10, 2014, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Rio Film Commission (RFC) signed a cooperation agreement that aims to promote film, TV and other audiovisual content production among producers in both regions, as a means to expand their respective industries.

OMDC’s IFF during TIFF® A Great Success

The ninth annual OMDC's International Financing Forum (IFF) featured 40 official feature film projects being pitched by 58 high-caliber producers. Over 800 meetings and round tables were scheduled and booked for more than 100 attending producers and executives. Other events included a producers meet-and-greet producers dinner, an opening reception for that included international industry execs and IFF alumni, and a networking business luncheon for 100 VIP guests.

Jan Pace, Quickfire Films and Michael Dobbin, Quiet Revolution Pictures Deborah McIntosh , William Morris Endeavor and Larry Raskin and Tony Wosk from Middle Child Films

This year's “In Conversation” panel series had top independent U.S. distributors from New York discussing "U.S. Distribution: What Every Producer Should Know,” with panelists, John Sloss of Cinetic Media and Jason Janego & Tom Quinn from RADiUS.

Panelists Tom Quinn, Jason Janego and John Sloss, OMDC’s James Weyman and Kristine Murphy and IFF Producer Jan Nathanson
Val Strand and Gilda Carbone, UK Trade and Investment

Thank you to our returning sponsors, UK Trade and Investment, Toronto Film, Television, and Digital Media, and Canada Film Capital.

David Carter, Canada Film Capital Eric Jensen, Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Office


Very special thanks to all the amazing Canadian & international producers and executives who came, pitched, listened, networked, and made the two-day marathon of meetings such a great success. We’re sure that many of your projects will join the more than 60 IFF projects that have made it to the big screen to date. Please join us next year when we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of OMDC’s International Financing Forum!

For more photos from this event visit: OMDC’s IFF Day 1 Facebook Gallery and IFF Day 2 Facebook Gallery.