McGuinty Government Supports Innovative And Creative Economy
TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario is supporting 15 projects that will help drive innovation and increase partnerships among the
entertainment and creative sector while ensuring our place as a leader
in the creative economy.
Through the Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund, Ontario is helping promote capacity building, marketing, innovation
and skills development in the book and magazine publishing, film and
television, music, interactive digital media and commercial theatre
industries. This support encourages new industry collaborations,
leverages partnerships and will help strengthen these industries across
Supporting Ontario's creative industries is part of the McGuinty
government's plan to strengthen the economy and create good jobs for
"The McGuinty government is committed to strengthening Ontario's economy
through job creation and positive partnerships. With our support,
Ontario's creative and entertainment sectors continue to innovate,
collaborate and compete globally, ensuring the province's place as a
forerunner in new and evolving markets."
— Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
"The Partnerships Fund encourages innovation and fosters new business
partnerships that encourage growth across Ontario's creative media
industries and academic institutions. By supporting the cluster, we are
helping to ensure that Ontario plays a leading role on the competitive
— Karen Thorne-Stone, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Media
Ontario's entertainment and creative cluster employs almost 300,000
people in highly skilled jobs that contribute $12.2 billion annually to
the province's GDP.
Since 2003, creative-industry jobs have increased by 12 per cent —
representing 23,000 new jobs.
Since its inception in 2006, the Entertainment and Creative Cluster
Partnerships Fund has supported 94 projects involving 576 partners with
total budgets of $38.3 million.
The Fund is administered by the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the government.
The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and
Sport that facilitates economic development opportunities for Ontario's
cultural media industries including book and magazine publishing, film
and television, music and interactive digital media industries.
BE PART OF IT
Ontario is a global hub for content creation and distribution. From
digital innovation to literature, Ontario's cultural sectors contribute
billions of dollars to the economy, employ hundreds of thousands of
people and power some of the world's most innovative content.
For investors and creators, businesses and consumers, OMDC's investment
funds and programs help bring a wealth of opportunity to Ontario. Be
part of it and visit www.OMDC.on.ca to learn more.
SOURCE Ontario Media Development Corporation
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