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SPEAKER SERIES: Ontario Media Development Folks with $$$$ ideas

January 26, 2015

Jennifer Blitz and Manya Rouben of the Ontario Media Development Corp. or OMDC are CEMAs next speakers in our Speaker Series on Thursday, May 3 and for all you out there with media projects, their talk will be chockfull of $$$$$$$$$$$ ideas.

Jennifer Blitz assumed the position of Director of Tax Credits at the Ontario Media Development Corporation in November 2006, having worked at the OMDC since March 2004 as a Team eader in the Tax Credits department. Manya Rouben is Team Leader in the Tax Credits department.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 ROGERS MAJESTIC BOARDROOM – OMNITV 545 Lakeshore Boulevard West (Southeast corner of Lakeshore Blvd. & Bathurst Street parking at rear off Lakeshore Blvd.)

About Ontario Media Development Corporation (from a backgrounder provided by OMDC): Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is an agency of the Government of Ontario. OMDCs mandate is to build Ontarios cultural industries capacity and competitiveness. Through tax credits, programs and services for the film and television, book and magazine publishing, music and interactive digital media industries, OMDC maximizes opportunities for growth and innovation in Ontario and abroad. Ontarios cultural industries contribute almost $7 billion annually to the economy and generate more than 36,000 highly skilled jobs. OMDCs mission is to: Boost Ontarios economy by stimulating jobs and investment in cultural industries Promote and market Ontarios cultural industries Stimulate creative home-grown original content and production Promote new models of collaboration and competition among the cultural industries Provide expertise for the commercial promotion of cultural industries in Ontario Act as a catalyst and resource for information and research Oversee and co-administer the Ontario governments cultural media tax credits Ontario is home to more than half of Canadas cultural media products. OMDC continually seeks out new ways to facilitate and foster the industries own entrepreneurial spirit, providing the research, resources and contacts to stimulate the creation of new products, new projects and new companies. For further information: George McNeillie, Communications & Board Secretary (A) Ontario Media Development Corp. 175 Bloor Street East – South Tower, Suite 501 Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8 Telephone: 416-642-6619 (Direct) Fax: 416-314-6876 E-mail: gmcneillie@omdc.on.ca Website: www.omdc.on.ca