The Green Screen Program was initially funded by the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund and included the following collaborating organizations from 2007-2009.
Planet In Focus is Canada’s Leading Environmental Media Arts Not-for-Profit Organization.
Planet in Focus showcases outstanding and compelling films and videos in all forms (documentary, drama, animation, experimental, new media), focusing on environmental themes and subjects by Canadian and international filmmakers. Throughout the year and at our annual festival, we use environmental artistic expression framed through the cinematic lens, to explore environmental issues and stories as a catalyst for public awareness, discussion and appropriate action on the ecological and social health of the planet. At the heart of our mandate is the incorporation of green processes in the art of film-making.
Planet in Focus thanks the following individuals and organizations for your support at critical points in the development of the Green Screen program:
Allison Duke, Producer
Allison Lawrence, Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund
Andrea Mullen, Production Coordinator
Andy Micallef, EP Canada Film Services Inc.
Andrew Stevenson, Niagara College
Anne Mark, Planet in Focus
Anna Popio, W. F. White
Avi Federgreen, Producer
Bernard Bourret, Producer/Production Manager
Beth Ootes, Assistant Producer, Commercials
Bill Zacharuk, Panavision
Blake Steels, Pinewood Toronto Studios
Brad Dickson, Lead Lighting Director, CBC
Brandon Miranda, Sound Engineer
Byron Martin, Line Producer
Candida Paltiel, former Executive Director, Planet in Focus
Carmen Arndt, Production Manager
Carla Wineberg, Sustainability Consultant
Carol Anne DaCosta, CFTPA
Caroline Underwood, Producer – Nature of Things, CBC
Chris Carlsson, Cinecycle
Chrisoula Mirkopolis, Cinespace
City of Toronto
Dan Matthews, Sullivan Entertainment
David Bajurny, Producer
David Hardy, Nabet 700
David Kinnersly, Stargrazing
David Lowe, Senior Producer/Line Producer/ Production Manager, Epitome Pictures
Deb LeFaive, Production Manager
Derek Rappaport, Production Manager
Dianne Cappelletto, Deluxe
Documentary Organization of Canada
Donna Zuchlinski, OMDC
Dorigen Fode, Absolute Location Services
Doug Barrett, PS Production Services
Doug McCullough, Director’s Guild of Canada
Ed McNamara, Green Screen Toronto
Erin Leslie, Scenic, IATSE 873
Fergal Nolan, Planet in Focus Foundation
Frank Iacobucci, NABET
George Willi, Vice-President, Canadian Society of Cinematographers
Green Living Enterprises
Heather Allin, ACTRA Toronto
Jacqui Hemmingway, Scenic, IATSE 873
Jeff Cornish, Commercial production manager
Jennifer Jonas, New Real Films
Jim Mackenzie, Construction Coordinator
Jim Mirkopoulos, Cinespace
Jim Wilson, PS Production Services
Joanne Filletti, NABET
John Galway, Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund
Joe Madziak, Construction Coordinator, IASTE 873
John Comfort, FILMPORT/Toronto Film Studios
John Eckert, Film Producer
John Mackenzie, Construction Coordinator, IATSE 873
John Nelles, ACTRA
John Talley, PS Production Services
John Whish, PS Production Services
Jonathan Ahee, NABET
Julie Christian, Comweb/Whites
Justin Beck, Producer
Karen Bromley, Production Designer
Karla Bobadilla, CFTPA
Kerry Young, Producer, Spruce Street Pictures
Kelly Harms, Director
Ken Ferguson, CEO, Toronto Film Studios
Kirk Cheney, IA 873 BA
Kirk Cheney, President, IATSE 873
Lance Carlson, Cinematographer
Larry Sacchetti, Comweb/Whites
Linda Keyworth, Production Coordinator, Epitome Pictures
Linda Ferguson, Toronto Film Studios
Live Green Toronto
Marc Stone, Independent filmmaker, MHS Productions
Maria Kelleher, RIS International
Mark Scannell, W. F. White
Mark van Alstyne, Transport Coordinator, IASTE 873
Martin Harbury, OMDC
Maya Bilbao, Associate Producer, Rogers
Matt Hopkins, Eco Trailer
Meaghan Lynch, Assistant Art Director
Melissa Felder, Melissa Felder & Associates
Melissa Morgan, Scenic, IATSE 873
Melissa Shirley, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Michael Bawcutt, Assistant Production
Manager, Epitome Pictures
Michael Drabot, PS Production Services
Michael Pacek, Editor
Michael Pacer, Director’s Guild of Canada
Michael Tough, Toronto Film Studios
Mimi Wolch, Director’s Guild of Canada Ontario
Murray Lowe, Construction Coordinator, Epitome Pictures
Myan Marcen-Gaudaur, Planet in Focus
Ontario Media Development Fund (OMDC)
Paul Lewis, Discovery World HD
Neishaw Ali, CASO/Spinpro
Nola Chaters, Wardrobe Specialist
Norm Bolen, CMPA
Norm Macaskill, ACTRA
Orla Garriques, Business Affairs, WestWind
Ontario Media Development Corporation
Paul Bronfman, Comweb
Peter Finestone, Toronto Film Commissioner
Peter Lucas, Showline Studios
Rae Thurston, PS Production Services
Rick Perotto, IATSE 667
Rebecca Kelly, Art Director/Props, Commercials
Rhonda Silverstone, formerly Toronto Film and Television Office
Rosanna de Campo, Scenic, IATSE 873
Rose Tedesco, Residuals Coordinator, Directors Guild of Canada Ontario
Rossana DeCampo, IATSE 873
Ruby-Ane Meawasige, Director’s Guild of Canada
Russell Goldstein, Playback
Sarah Ker-Hornell, FilmOntario
Sandra Flagler, Transport Coordinator, IATSE 873
Shane Corkery, Associate Producer, WestWind
Sharon Lewis, Director, Renovate My Marriage
Shelley Pearson, Production Accountant
Stan Ford, Deluxe
Stephen Stanley, Production Designer, Epitome Pictures
Steve Fromstein, Building Manager, Epitome Pictures
Ted Miller, NBC Universal
Tina Hahn, Independent Documentary Maker
Toronto Environment Office
Tracey Boulton, Producer
Tricia Martin, W.F. White
Trish Sprawson, Craft Service Personnel
Victoria Hirst, Producer, Planet in Focus
Woody Brown, Environmental Consultant to the Film Industry
The cast and crew of NBC Universal’s Warehouse 13 Season I, Warehouse 13 Season 2, YouDiscover, Really Me
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Original Cluster Fund Partners
Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)
Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Culture that facilitates economic development opportunities for Ontario’s cultural media industries including book publishing, film and television, interactive digital media, magazine publishing, and music industries.
Toronto Film & Television Office
Established in 1979 by City Council, the Toronto Film & Television Office promotes Toronto as a location filming destination of choice, highlighting its exceptional technicians, crews, talent, suppliers and locations. The staff of the office liaise on behalf of the film, television, and commercial production industry with municipal, provincial, and federal government offices/agencies and residents and businesses to ensure a positive filming experience. The office provides resource material relating to the film industry for the media and general public. All use of City streets, parks and property is coordinated through the office and managed and coordinated by location filming permits.
I.A.T.S.E. Local 873
I.A.T.S.E. Local 873 is a Toronto-based labour union which has represented the most skilled and experienced motion picture technicians in Toronto for 50 years. In addition to being a founding partner of The Toronto Green Screen Initiative, Local 873 is on the cutting edge with regards to industry safety and training initiatives. It has long been one of the most politically active and prolific boosters of the city’s film and television industry.
FilmOntario is a private sector consortium 30,000 strong, of companies, producers, unions, guilds and organizations within the Ontario screen-based sector (film & television and interactive media), and over $1.5 billion in economic activity annually.
Our emphasis is on marketing Ontario as a screen-based content creator and production destination, and lobbying all levels of government (Municipal, Provincial and Federal) to ensure that the various government policies and programs support and enhance our vibrant industry.
Directors Guild of Canada – Ontario (DGC Ontario)
The Directors Guild of Canada – Ontario (DGC Ontario) proudly represents 1,500 key creative and logistical personnel in the film and television industry. Our members cover all areas of direction, design, production and editing. DGC Ontario negotiates and supports a collective agreement to ensure safe and fair working conditions of our members. We also lobby extensively on issues of concern for members and our industry partners.
Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA)
Our goal at the CMPA is to promote and stimulate the Canadian production industry. As a non-profit trade association we represent almost 400 film, television and interactive media companies across the country. We negotiate and manage labour agreements, and actively lobby the federal and provincial governments on various policy areas including taxation, trade, copyright, broadcasting and film. Our National Mentorship Program trains young people to meet the demands of this evolving industry. The association also holds an annual networking conference, Prime Time in Ottawa, where we release Profile, our state of the industry report featuring the industry’s most comprehensive statistics. We also publish and sell GUIDE, Canada’s production industry directory. With offices in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, the CMPA is always there for the independent Canadian producer.
Deluxe has world-class laboratories in Hollywood, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, London, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Bangkok and Sydney. We offer extensive front end services through to theatrical printing, supported by the best talent, technology, quality and innovation anywhere.
Deluxe Postproduction also provides specialized services for every aspect of media production including film and video.
Panavision Canada Corporation
Panavision is the world leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of high precision film and digital camera systems. Celebrating 50 years in the business, Panavision is considered the motion picture industry leader in camera design and manufacture. Panavision cameras and lenses are used to record the vast majority of filmed entertainment, feature films, episodic television and commercials in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The Company is also a leading supplier of camera equipment to North American prime time episodic or “series” network and cable television productions.
Panavision is well positioned to take advantage of the emerging markets for the capture of images in digital format and the use of digital technologies for post-production work. The Company offers a complete state-of-the-art high definition digital camera system comprised of the Genesis® Digital Camera System as well as a modified version of Sony’s 24P CINEALTA™ high definition digital camera, coupled with Panavision’s series of specially designed PRIMO DIGITAL® lenses and other accessories for use in the motion picture and television industries.
Whatever the scope of your production, large or small, we have the world’s largest selection of award-winning cameras and lenses to cover your needs. Your creativity and our know-how can make your images come alive.
In Canada, Panavision Canada Corporation has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax.
ACTRA Toronto Performers
ACTRA Toronto represents more than 11,000 of Canada’s 21,000 professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. An advocate for Canadian culture, since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that fights for the rights of professional performers.
As a leading proponent of film and television production in Toronto, ACTRA recognizes the need to minimize the environmental footprint of our industry. ACTRA believes that a more sustainable approach to filmmaking will ultimately lead to increased opportunities for performers. ACTRA Toronto is proud to be a founding partner of Green Screen Toronto.
PS Production Services Ltd.
PS Production Services Ltd. is a leading supplier of state-of-the-art motion picture and television production equipment, celebrating over 30 years of exceptional service to the Canadian film and television industry. Our comprehensive inventory includes: The NEW RED ONE digital camera, ARRI 35mm and 16mm cameras, the NEW Moviecam MKII with 3-perf movement, new advanced viewfinder, colour video assist and electronics, Cooke lenses and accessories; Complete Lighting & Grip departments including products by Ianiro, LTM, Kino Flo, Mole Richardson, Strand, Matthews, Fisher and Chapman; An extensive fleet of generators, including our exclusive Signature Power Series Generators and fully-loaded Package Trucks. Established in 1972, PS operates in Vancouver, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Edmonton and Halifax. PS specializes in providing Round the Clock Personalized Customer Service to meet all motion picture and television production equipment needs.
In Canada, PS Production Services has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Regina, Winnipeg, Dartmouth and
Comweb/William F. White International Inc.
Comweb Corporation, founded in 1988 by Chairman/CEO Paul Bronfman, is dedicated to providing production related services, studio facilities, and equipment to the film and television industry. Member companies of the Comweb Group include William F. White International Inc. (WFW), CinequipWhite Inc. and Comweb Productions. Comweb is also an active partner in Toronto’s Filmport.
Founded in 1963, WFW is Canada’s oldest and one of the world’s largest providers of motion picture, television and theatrical production equipment. With offices across the country, the company has the most extensive inventory of equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances.
WFW’s inventory includes a complete array of film and television lighting (including HMI & Tungsten and Airstar Balloon Lighting), grip equipment and an extensive fleet of crystal sync generators (from 3kW to Twin Pack 200kW tractor mounted units). WFW also carries a wide range of remote heads and cranes, camera cars and related specialty, state-of-the-art production equipment.
WFW continues to lead the entertainment industry in becoming a green supplier. The goal of the ongoing Whites Goes Green™ initiative, launched in May 2007, is to reduce the environmental impact of WFW’s production equipment and business operations as a whole.
NABET 700 CEP
NABET 700 CEP represents over 1,000 of Toronto’s Film Technicians. Our crews build and dress the set, transport people and equipment to location, light the shot, lay the track, push the dolly, manage the props, dress and makeup the actors, manage the special effects, record the sound, and make sure it all matches.NABET 700 CEP meets the increasing demands of the Toronto film industry by updating, training and developing our membership on an ongoing basis, and keeping our members up to date on all the latest developments in this rapidly changing industry.Whether the production is a large format feature, a TV movie, a mini-series, a TV series, or a television special, we have the professionals that make it happen.
Cinespace Film Studios is a privately-owned and operated corporation based in Toronto, Canada. Cinespace specializes in the development, management and operation of studio space and support facilities for the film and television production industry.
Over the past 20 years, we at Cinespace have earned the respect and trust of the film industry in Toronto through the professional management of our facilities and our steadfast commitment to advancing the interest of the industry.
Our facilities are versatile and highly functional, our client list is lengthy and impressive, and our record of service in the industry is unmatched.
Star Grazing is a Toronto based Craft and Catering company which strives to adhere to the highest environmental standards.http://www.stargrazing.com
EP Canada carries on in the proud tradition of TVD and Bulloch to become Canada’s premier payroll company. We continue to provide our clients with the best in innovative, quality production payroll services and software, and we are proudly affiliated with Entertainment Partners of Los Angeles.
No other company can offer you the depth of service and production experience that we can. With a staff of over 100 dedicated people from coast to coast, we make the administration of your production as effortless as possible. From payroll services incorporating EP On LocationTM or our premium EP Plus service, we deliver like no one else. Even tax credit tracking is made easier and faster by our software and skilled staff.
Canada Film Capital
Since the inception of the Production Services Tax Credit program in 1997, Canada Film Capital has been the leading provider of tax credit administration and financing services to US and other foreign producers by providing effortless access to Canadian tax credit funds.
Located in Toronto, Ontario, we are the largest firm of our type in Canada and our systems and services are acknowledged as the industry standard.
Canada Film Capital has provided tax credit administration and financing services to over 300 productions, with more than $400 million in tax credits under our administration.
Pinewood Toronto Studios
Pinewood Toronto Studios is managed by the UK’s leading provider of studio and related services, Pinewood Shepperton plc. For 75 years, the group’s stages have accommodated some of film’s most ambitious sets and played home to many of the silver screen’s most spectacular moments.
The Pinewood Toronto Studios complex is located in Toronto’s Portlands just minutes from downtown Toronto. The studios boasts more than a quarter of a million square feet of production space, including seven sound stages and the Mega Stage with 46,000 sq ft of column-free space 60 feet in height, the largest purpose-built studio in North America. Ultimately, the Pinewood Toronto community will grow to include space for ancillary businesses such as post-production companies, union and guild offices, film schools and support and entertainment services for these businesses.