Item - 2017.ED22.4

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 4, 2017 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Economic Development Committee on May 30, 2017 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 4, 2017.

ED22.4 - Spotlight on Toronto: A Strategic Action Plan for the Film, Television and Digital Media Industry

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 4, 5, 6  and 7, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council adopt Spotlight on Toronto: A Strategic Action Plan for the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Industry, Attachment 1 to the report (May 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report to the Economic Development Committee in the first quarter of 2018 with an implementation plan for Spotlight on Toronto.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to implement actions in Spotlight on Toronto that could commence in 2017.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 10, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Spotlight on Toronto: A Strategic Action Plan for the Film, Television and Digital Media Industry
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103883.pdf
(May 2017) Attachment 1: Spotlight on Toronto - A Strategic Action Plan for the Film, Television and Digital Media Industry
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103934.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(May 30, 2017) Letter from Paul Bronfman, Chairman, Pinewood Studios and Chairman/CEO of Comweb Group Inc. and William F. White International Inc. and Alfredo Romano, President, Castlepoint Numa and Director, Pinewood Toronto Studios (ED.New.ED22.4.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/comm/communicationfile-69772.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-05-2017 9:51 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - ED22.4 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Pam McConnell, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

4a - Film, Television, and Digital Media Industry Strategic Action Plan Update

Background Information (Committee)
(May 5, 2017) Letter from the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board on Film, Television, and Digital Media Industry Strategic Action Plan Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103868.pdf

ED22.4 - Spotlight on Toronto: A Strategic Action Plan for the Film, Television and Digital Media Industry

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic Development Committee recommends that:  

 

1.  City Council adopt Spotlight on Toronto: A Strategic Action Plan for the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Industry, Attachment 1 to the report (May 10, 2017) from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture.

 

2.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report to the Economic Development Committee in the first quarter of 2018 with an implementation plan for Spotlight on Toronto.

 

3.  City Council direct the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, to implement actions in Spotlight on Toronto that could commence in 2017.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Chair and Co-Chair of the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board gave a verbal presentation to the Economic Development and Culture Committee on Spotlight on Toronto: A Strategic Action Plan for the Film, Television and Digital Media Industry.

Origin

(May 10, 2017) Report from General Manager, Economic Development and Culture

Summary

This report presents Spotlight on Toronto, the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board's new strategic action plan for the screen industry, for City Council's consideration.

 

The film, television and digital media industry has grown to become one of Toronto's key economic drivers, contributing a record-breaking $2.01 billion to the city's economy in 2016 and supporting an estimated 30,000 jobs. However, Toronto faces increasing competition from other jurisdictions in North America, which have invested heavily in new studio spaces and tax incentive programs to attract and retain new business. The Board's new strategic action plan is designed to empower sector stakeholders to succeed in this highly competitive market.

Background Information

(May 10, 2017) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Spotlight on Toronto: A Strategic Action Plan for the Film, Television and Digital Media Industry
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103883.pdf
(May 2017) Attachment 1: Spotlight on Toronto - A Strategic Action Plan for the Film, Television and Digital Media Industry
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103934.pdf

Communications

(May 30, 2017) Letter from Paul Bronfman, Chairman, Pinewood Studios and Chairman/CEO of Comweb Group Inc. and William F. White International Inc. and Alfredo Romano, President, Castlepoint Numa and Director, Pinewood Toronto Studios (ED.New.ED22.4.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/comm/communicationfile-69772.pdf

Speakers

Sarah Ker-Hornell, Member, Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board
David Hardy, Vice-President, Industry/Government Relations and Sustainability, William F. White International Inc.

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-30-2017

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Michael Thompson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

4a - Film, Television, and Digital Media Industry Strategic Action Plan Update

Origin
(May 5, 2017) Letter from the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board
Summary

At its meeting on May 5, 2017 the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board requested the Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries to finalize "Spotlight on Toronto: A Strategic Action Plan for the Toronto Film, Television, and Digital Media Industry", taking into account input from the Toronto Film, Television, and Digital Media Board, for submission to the Economic Development Committee at its meeting on May 30, 2017.

Background Information
(May 5, 2017) Letter from the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board on Film, Television, and Digital Media Industry Strategic Action Plan Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ed/bgrd/backgroundfile-103868.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council