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About OSM

On Screen Manitoba leads the development of a dynamic media production industry that is recognized for its world-class creative and technical talent.

We are a non-profit professional association that includes both individuals (producers, writers, directors and other industry professionals) and organizations (production companies, labour groups, distributors, broadcasters, service suppliers, training bodies and exhibitors) representing some 1,500 media production industry professionals.

Our members work in all genres and formats (in English, French and Aboriginal languages) and have access to some of the best production incentives in Canada.

Our vision

To lead a vibrant media production industry by enabling growth and innovation.

Our mission

To represent, promote and grow the Manitoba media production industry.

Our values

  • OSM is proactive in the face of changes in the media production industry.
  • OSM is an advocate for the film, TV and interactive media production sector in Manitoba.
  • OSM and the OSM board represent and reflect a fully integrated media production industry in Manitoba.
  • OSM provides exceptional service to members and stakeholders.
  • OSM is a primary resource for industry in regard to business development and industry information needs.

Our activities

Market Access Initiatives that provide travel and market development support to filmmakers, producers and writers at national and international industry trade events. In 2012-2013, this included Realscreen Washington, HOTDOCS, the Cannes Film Festival and Market, the Banff World Media Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, AFM, Berlinale, MIPTV and others.

Business Development Initiatives that put Manitoba production companies in meetings with co-production partners, industry stakeholders and decision-makers through conferences and speaker series that include one-on-one business meetings in Manitoba and elsewhere.

Promotion of the Manitoba Media Production Industry and our members achievements through our websites, social media, an industry guide, online directory and partnerships with Manitoba Film & Music at international and national festivals and markets.

Communicating Industry Information to identify business trends and opportunities in terms of regulatory issues, technology, audience behaviour, production, financing, marketing and distribution.

Providing a Voice for the Manitoba Industry to ensure that industry trends and regulatory affairs are analyzed and considered from the perspective of Manitoba media production professionals. Nationally, On Screen Manitoba provides a voice for regional creators and producers. Provincially, it interprets industry trends and advocates for ongoing production incentives and support that are adapted to current challenges and opportunities.

On Screen Manitoba Annual Report 2015-2016

On Screen Manitoba Strategic Plan 2016-2018