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The Toronto Film And Television Cluster Presentation

  1. 1. The Toronto Film and Television Cluster Josh Melfi MRK-625 GTA Specific Clusters
  2. 2. The Toronto Film and Television Cluster <ul><li>Facts….. </li></ul><ul><li>The cluster contributes $1.1 billion annually to the local economy </li></ul><ul><li>The highly developed infrastructure provides state-of-the-art facilities and services from pre-production through post-production. </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto was rated one of the top 10 North American cities for independent productions by MovieMaker, the global film and television trade magazine. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Toronto Film and Television Cluster <ul><li>Major Players </li></ul><ul><li>AutoDesk </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance Atlantis </li></ul><ul><li>Chum Limited </li></ul><ul><li>Deluxe Laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>Nelvana </li></ul><ul><li>The Comweb Group </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Toronto Film and Television Cluster <ul><li>Current News…… </li></ul><ul><li>Bill C-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto filmmakers say tax legislation being proposed by the federal government could seriously curb the production industry in this city. </li></ul><ul><li>The Senate is reviewing a bill that would allow the federal government to cancel tax credits for films and TV shows thought to be offensive or not in the public interest. </li></ul><ul><li>“ [The bill] will cost jobs and drive away production, it will create an atmosphere of uncertainty and unpredictability and therefore those investment dollars and projects aren’t going to come to Ontario.” said Toronto filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Toronto Film and Television Cluster <ul><li>Current News…… </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto Becoming a leader in “Greening” </li></ul><ul><li>On April 2nd Green Screen Toronto and Planet in Focus international environmental Film and Video announced the selection of Melissa Felder as the lead consultant for establishing green best practices leading towards a bold new Certification Program that will make Toronto a leader in “greening” the film production industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for the Green Screen Initiative is being provided by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) through the Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnership Fund and the newly formed coalition </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Toronto Film and Television Cluster <ul><li>Current News…… </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Initiatives is a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group. They offer specialized programming for filmmakers. Year-round programmes focus on creative growth, international networking, and marketing assistance and serve as a nexus for the Canadian and international film industries. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Montreal Film and Television Cluster <ul><li>Many key companies are present in Montreal in the following fields: </li></ul><ul><li>Special effects </li></ul><ul><li>big screen production </li></ul><ul><li>character-based electronic games </li></ul><ul><li>imaging software </li></ul><ul><li>telecommunications/broadcasting </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Montreal Film and Television Cluster continued…… <ul><li>Major Players </li></ul><ul><li>Vidéotron </li></ul><ul><li>Technicolor Packaged Media Group </li></ul><ul><li>Technicolor Services Créatifs </li></ul><ul><li>Look Communications </li></ul><ul><li>CinéGroupe Toonteck </li></ul><ul><li>Star Choice Television </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Honolulu Film and Television Cluster <ul><li>Oahu’s Film & Digital Media Cluster includes: </li></ul><ul><li>traditional film & television production sector and </li></ul><ul><li>digital media sector which include digital film making, video games, computer animation and dynamic web design. </li></ul>Some of the major reasons Oahu targets the film & digital media cluster are due to its: (1) clean and non-polluting nature, (2) creation of skilled labor jobs, (3) enormous promotional exposure and (4) complement Oahu’s visitor industry.
  10. 10. The Honolulu Film and Television Cluster Continued…. <ul><li>CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Partnerships – Hawaii Film & Entertainment Board is a committee of the state and county commissioners, trade union representatives and associations. </li></ul><ul><li>Human Capital - Academy for Creative Media (ACM) presents popular classes and workshops taught by an exceptional group of nationally recognized professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure - Oahu’s current facilities infrastructure include – 2 stages, 1 water tank, 2+ alternate stages, 12 television studios, 5 recording studios, 5 facilities for screening rooms, 8 stock footage libraries and 6 still photo libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Finance- Two different sets of tax incentives are available for film and television production in Hawaii. A high-tech investment tax credit is applicable to a television and film production company wanting to establish a presence in Hawaii. A Motion Picture and Film Production Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for production taking place in Hawaii. </li></ul><ul><li>  Access to Markets - Hawaii is served by over 30 airlines that offer more than 600 arrivals and departures per week. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>THE END </li></ul>