On June 28th, Alan Kay and Associates held a Stakeholders meetings on behalf of CASO to develop a strategic plan on how to best work with the various Industry Organizations and Key Stakeholders.
On July 6th, CASO Board would like to invite ALL CASO MEMBERS to join in a round table discussion on the findings from the Stakeholders meeting and gather questions and comments. Alan Kay and Associates will be chairing the meeting.
We will also be presenting a summary of the Economic Profile of the VFX and Animation Industry Study conducted by Nordicity, generously sponsored by the OMDC.
Please RSVP to email@example.com
Toronto-based Sinking Ship Entertainment, whose series Annedroids (Amazon Instant Video, KiKA), Odd Squad (PBS, co-produced with The Fred Rogers Company) and Dino Dan (Nickelodeon), have scored a combined 20 Daytime Emmy Nominations. The awards ceremony takes place in L.A. on May 1. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held on April 29.
Read more: http://kidscreen.com/2016/03/28/daytime-emmy-award-nominees-announced/#ixzz453lvqkEO
Announcing the Launch of an Economic Profile of Ontario’s Computer Animation and VFX Industry in Ontario
Dear CASO Members and others-
We’re delighted to let you know that CASO has successfully engaged Nordicity – with funding from the OMDC – to undertake the next Economic Profile of the Computer Animation and Visual Effects Industry in Ontario. The last study took place in 2012 and reported on our industry’s activity between 2008 and 2010.
Providing government agencies with up-to-date information on our activities is vitally important to making sure that the policies and programs which support our industry are maintained. In fact, the results of the 2012 study [http://nordicity.com/media/2015930vwtwakhhe.pdf] were credited with helping to mitigate the reduction of our tax credit.
How can I support the research?
Nordicity has developed a short survey [http://fluidsurveys.com/s/CASO_Industry_Profile_2015/] asking for information on your past year of activities, projects, revenues and expenditures. This survey questionnaire [http://fluidsurveys.com/s/CASO_Industry_Profile_2015/] is best completed by someone in your company with knowledge of corporate financial and human resource information and should only take 20 minutes to complete.
To support these efforts please click here to be taken to the survey before February 1. [http://fluidsurveys.com/s/CASO_Industry_Profile_2015/]
CASO and Nordicity guarantee the protection and confidentiality of the data provided by your organization. Your responses to this survey will be combined with that of all our other respondents for aggregate analysis only; under no circumstances will individual company data be communicated or disseminated.
What’s in it for me?
Your participation in this study is enormously important. Your responses will ensure that we can develop an accurate picture of the Computer Animation and Visual Effects Study in Ontario. Such a picture is essential to our collective efforts; it will assist CASO’s work in representing industry interests to key government decision makers and influencers. It will also help companies to understand and take action on important opportunities.
If you have any questions, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Nordicity’s Julie Whelan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nordicity is a leading international consulting firm that provides economic, strategic and policy analysis, and development services to both public and private clients in the cultural, media, entertainment and ICT industries. The firm has an established record of research and analysis in the media and entertainment industries, including digital media and publishing.
NIFF INDUSTRY DAY
Saturday June 20th,
White Oaks Idea Loft 253 Taylor Road SS4, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada L0S 1J0
● Cam Haynes, Consultant, Cam Haynes Enterprises
● Paul Gratton, Film and Television Consultant
● Don Carmody, Owner, Don Carmody Productions
● Rita Ferrari,Director, Brand and Marketing, shomi
Steve Gow, Founder / Head Writer, StrictlyDocs.com
Notice of Annual General Meeting of CASO to be followed by "Town Hall" meeting of members and stakeholders to discuss impact of recent Ontario Budget amendments affecting the visual effects and animation industry.
On behalf of CASO, I would encourage all members to attend the Annual General Meeting and meet your past and future Board.
After the AGM there will be a "town hall" meeting, moderated by Neishaw Ali, to discuss CASO's concerns and position on the recent amendments to the Tax Credits in the recent Ontario Budget.
Date: May 28th, 2015