OMDC Newsletter
Spring 2016

OMDC’s From Page To Screen

On March 2, 2016, OMDC hosted the ninth annual From Page to Screen event which took place at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. This event has been created to promote the adaptation of Canadian fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature published by Ontario publishers to the big and small screens. It continues to provide a forum for Canadian film, television and interactive digital companies to meet with the publishers in one-on-one scheduled meetings.



Ontario publishers had approximately 400 B2B meetings at OMDC’s From Page To Screen with producers to bring more of our stories to the screen. One recent deal that came from this event was best-selling Ontario author Deborah Ellis’ The Breadwinner being turned into an animated feature by Ontario’s Aircraft pictures with international co-production partners and Angelina Jolie-Pitt.

Dan Krech, Awesometown Entertainment and Angela Keeley, ChiZine Publications Alyse Rosenberg, Serendipity Point Films and Bryan Ibeas, Cormorant Books
Margie Wolfe, Second Story Press with Mary Bredin and Dave Padbury, Guru Animation Studio Luciana Ricciutelli, Inanna Publications with Coral Aiken and Emma Wardle, Aiken Heart Films
Kari-Lynn Winters,Catherine Mitchell and Madeleine Harris-Callway Howard Aster, Regina Marini and Aaron Sheedy
Carrie Gleason, Karen Thorne-Stone and Beth Bruder Judy Holm, Jacki Glick, Kelly Payne, Chantelle Kadyschuk and Chris Dunn
Bianca Spence and Nathan Whitlock Margie Wolfe, Sarah MacLachlan, Diane Davy and Janet Hawkins

Visit From Page to Screen Facebook Gallery for photos from this event.

Groundwood Books- Bologna Book Fair -Children’s Publisher of the Year (North America)


2016 Bologna Book Fair – Congratulations to Ontario’s Groundwood Books is named Children’s Publisher of the Year (North America)!

Canadian Cover Awards – Two OMDC-Supported Magazines Honored!

On March 22, the Canadian Cover Awards, run by the Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) and Magazines Canada, celebrated the success and importance of magazine covers in Canadian single copy sales. OMDC congratulates all eight winners, especially the two OMDC-supported Gold winners: Canadian Geographic (January/February 2015 issue) and Canadian House & Home (January 2015 issue).

Other OMDC-supported winners included: Toronto Life, July 2015 (Silver - General interest, arts, lifestyle and regional) and Toronto Life, January 2015 (Bronze - General interest, arts, lifestyle and regional); Sharp, April 2015 (Bronze - Men’s Service); Maclean’s, November 17, 2014 (Honourable Mention - News, Business & Celebrity)

For a full list of winners click here.

General interest, arts, lifestyle and regional -
Canadian Geographic, Jan/Feb 2015 (Gold)


  Matthew Holmes, CEO of Magazines Canada & Nathalie Cuerrier, ‎Circulation Manager - ‎Canadian Geographic
Home & Décor - Canadian House & Home, January 2015 (Gold)   Matthew Holmes, CEO of Magazines Canada & Shannon Maciver, Associate Consumer Marketing Manager – Canadian House & Home
Photos: Natasha Hsu


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