OMDC Newsletter
Winter 2015

Industry Deadlines and News

Prime Time: Thriving in a Time of Change
Prime Time 2015 highlights include:

  • how digital innovation combined with traditional media offers exponential business opportunities
  • how forward-thinking broadcast and production companies are building strategies that capitalize on change
  • how new ways of looking at everything from partnerships to alternative release strategies can unlock revenue

In addition to international keynotes and plenaries, you’ll find new formats: a debate, a workshop, lunch with…, and fifteen minute talks by emissaries from the bleeding edge.
Join the Prime Time community and you’ll join 600+ media leaders, all focused on raising our game. It’s an exciting place to be. Register here today. Follow us #PTiO.

Super Channel Development Fund

The Super Channel Development Fund is open and accepting applications for its fourth round of development financing. The next deadline will be March 27, 2015. Visit for further information.

The Pixel Lab 2015 is now accepting applications!

The Pixel Lab is now open! Selecting up to 20 producers with a project and 20 media professionals without from anywhere in the world (new to 2015!), The Pixel Lab equips participants with an unrivalled understanding of how to engage audiences, utilise emerging technologies and interactivity to expand IP and brands over multiple platforms, and how to find new sources of finance.

Workshop One: 28 June - 4 July, Scotland
All participants will receive project-focused mentoring and tutorials from the likes of:

Workshop Two: July - September, distance mentoring
Participants attending with a project receive three months of distance mentoring on developing the finance strategy, audience and brand of their project with Sean Coleman, PttP's Project Director.

Workshop Three: 12 - 15 October, London
Participants attending with a project pitch their idea and engage in a series of 1-2-1 business meetings with representatives from companies such as ARTE France; Arts Council England; BBC; Bell Fund; BFI; British Council; BuzzFeed; Canada Media Fund; CBBC; Channel 4; CNC; Dazed & Confused; DFI; Egmont UK; France Télévisions; Gaité Lyrique; Hypernaked; McCann; MFG; MEDIA; MediaCom Beyond Advertising; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg; NFB Canada; Nordisk Film & TV Fond; OMDC; Penguin Books; RTVE; SODEC; The Guardian; The Harmony Institute; Tate Media; Telefilm Canada; TorinoFilmLab; Tribeca Film Institute; VICE; Vimeo; Wallimage and ZDF.

Plus there's €3,000 up for grabs for one lucky participant!

Applications close March 26 2015, 18.00 Bst. Head to their website for full details and to apply!

Ontario Mission to NAB 2015, Media/Entertainment, Las Vegas

April 13-16, 2015: For the first time, the Government of Ontario invites you to be part of the Ontario trade mission to the National Association of Broadcasters 2015 ( NAB is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. It attracts more than 93,000 attendees from 156 countries and 1,550 exhibitors. The program is open to twelve Ontario-based companies. Priority registration for first time participants in an Ontario mission. Benefits include turn-key exhibit space in the award-winning Ontario Pavilion (South Upper Hall # SU9125) located at a main entrance, a program targeting potential clients, databases of local and international contacts and networking activities, and two exhibitor passes per company. COST: From $1,500 to $2,200. Financial assistance may be available through To apply, please contact

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

Feb. 5-13 European Film Market, Berlinale, Berlin, Germany.
Feb.5-15 Berlinale, Berlin, Germany.
Feb. 13-15 TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario.
Feb. 18-19 Magazines Canada - 3rd Annual Business Media Leadership Conference Summit, King City, Ontario.
Feb. 18-22 Folk Alliance Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Feb. 18-20 World Content Market – Face-to-Face TV & Digital Content Executive Marketplace, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Feb. 20 International Emmy Kids Awards, New York City, New York, USA.
Feb. 20 2015 ACTRA Awards Gala, Toronto, Ontario.
Feb. 22 87th Academy Awards – The Oscars®, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Feb. 23 ACCT - Canadian Screen Awards Nominee Reception, Toronto, Ontario.
Feb. 23-28 ACCT, 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Week
Feb.23-26 KidScreen Summit 2015, Miami, Florida, USA.
Feb. 24 Canadian Cover Awards, Toronto, Ontario.
Feb. 25-27 Rio Content Market, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mar. 9-15 JUNO Week 2015,Hamilton, Ontario.
Mar. 13-17 SXSW – Interactive, Austin, Texas,USA.
Mar. 13-21 SXSW – Film, Austin, Texas, USA.
Mar. 17-22 SXSW – Music, Austin, Texas, USA.
Mar. 15 JUNO Awards 2015, Hamilton, Ontario.
Mar. 29-31 Bologna’s Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy.

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