OMDC Newsletter
2016 Highlights

OMDC’s Year in Review 2015-2016

Click here to see the highlights from our 2015-16 fiscal year! #ONcreates

OIDMTC Application Deadline

The Minister of Finance presented the Fall Economic Statement on November 14, 2016, which proposed an application deadline for the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC). The proposed application deadline will require your company to apply for an OIDMTC Certificate of Eligibility for specified and/or non-specified products by the day that is 18 months after the end of your company’s taxation year in which the development of the eligible product(s) was completed. This proposed application deadline is to take effect the day that is six months after November 14, 2016. This proposed change will help to improve application processing, resulting in faster certification times and ensuring that applications relate to recently completed products.

OMDC Program Deadlines

Note: *All Program Deadlines are by 5 pm

Call For Submissions For The Trillium Book Award
Submission deadline: December 16, 2016 – for titles published between January and October 2016

Submission deadline: January 30, 2017 – for titles published in November and December 2016

Submissions for the Trillium Book Award for eligible titles published in 2016 (and 2015 titles for the Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French language only) are now being accepted by the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Complete Guidelines and the link to Submission forms are posted on the OMDC website here.

OMDC's OAP Training Videos Available Online!

As always, applicants can access OAP training videos for assistance using the application portal. The videos 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.

Digital Dialogue Breakfasts Podcast

The Digital Dialogue Breakfast Series is a forum for ongoing conversation among decision-makers in the cultural media industries. Missed a session? We’ve got you covered. All of the past Digital Dialogue Breakfasts can be accessed below, as audio recordings. Simply expand the series year and click the play button on the session you wish to listen to. If you are active on iTunes, please visit our channel here. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to automatically receive new episodes.
You can also subscribe to our Simplecast RSS feed here.

OMDC–Supported Research

#ScreenAccessON: The Employment of People with Disabilities in Ontario's Screen-based Industries
Lights, Camera, Access!

This report was commissioned by Lights, Camera, Access! to develop a profile of people with disabilities employed in Ontario’s screen-based industries, including film & television production, broadcasting and digital media. Through an accessible online survey, interviews and a stakeholder roundtable, this report collected data on employment patterns, wages, as well as information on the challenges and opportunities facing persons with disabilities in the screen-based industries.

Standards in Ebook Pricing in the International Marketplace
eBOUND Canada

This report, commissioned by eBOUND Canada, examines pricing policies for English language ebook titles across 7 major markets: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Mexico. Through the analysis of English language bestseller titles in nine genres, the report develops detailed pricing charts for each of the case study titles, in each selected format and country, as well as a larger comparative pricing summary which offers ranges for different genres and formats across all of the countries selected for examination. While the report acknowledges that the ebook marketplace remains in flux, it does offer practical suggestions for publishers looking at pricing their ebooks for international markets.

Charting a Course for Impact Producing in Canada: Trends, Best Practices and Future Directions
Documentary Organization of Canada

The most recent report from the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), Charting a Course for Impact Producing in Canada: Trends, Best Practices and Future Directions, discusses the phenomenon of impact producing, and how it relates to the Canadian documentary industry. The report looks at case studies like The Fledgling Fund, BRITDOC, Participant Media and the Harmony Institute, as well as offering best practices and recommendations on how this new paradigm can work in Canada. The report also includes a practical guide, called Making Documentaries with Impact: A Toolkit.

OMDC Proud to Support the United Way!

Fundraising is a team effort! OMDC’s Team Culture Shock – Michiyo Ishizaki, Andy Shin, Claudia Caravaggio,  Mark Watts, Ivonete de Sousa, Vanessa Tam, Rick Mazza, Cadence Berry, Matt Hilliard-Forde, Paritosh Mehta, Mark Watts, Patrick Dervin, Erin Creasey and Noah Gruneir.   OMDC’s United Way Fundraising Co-chairs Ivonete de Sousa and Cadence Berry with Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, at a reception in honour of OPS volunteers.


OMDC was proud to support the United Way during our workplace campaign, running through November 30. Our fundraising goal was $15,000 and we are very happy to report we met our campaign goal and raised $15,647. Thanks to OMDC’s United Way Co-chairs for coordinating all of our fundraising events!  If you would like to know more about the United Way Campaign watch this video:  Do you know what your donation looks like? #ITLOOKSLIKEME

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