Ontario Green Screen

Fall Community Meeting

Please join us for the OGS Fall Community Meeting. This meeting will be hosted on Zoom and we invite all interested individuals to attend. At this meeting, we will share information about the Hybrid/Electric vehicle pledge and provide timely updates on other sustainability initiatives being delivered and promoted by Ontario Green Screen. All registrants will receive a Zoom invitation via email with a link and login password closer to the meeting date. Note: this meeting will be recorded and posted on the community building page of the OGS website.

Date: Tuesday October 5, 2021
7:00pm to 8:30pm (ET)
Register Here

Ontario Green Screen, Strategic Plan

We are proud to present the Ontario Green Screen Strategic Plan (OGS Strategic Plan). Ontario Green Screen is a group of 20 organizations from screen industries and government agencies, with a coherent green plan for sustainable film and television production in Ontario.

We created the OGS Strategic Plan in collaboration with the OGS Advisory Committee and industry subject matter experts. This plan lays out specific, measurable and timely goals for the initiative, based on four key pillars:

  • Develop an engaged, diverse and inclusive community that advances and enables sustainable production practices.
  • Inform and educate Ontario’s film and television production workers and companies, production clients and government partners on sustainable best practices.
  • Deliver resources, tools and initiatives to empower the industry to carry out sustainable implementation strategies and protocols that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions on sets across Ontario.
  • Create a framework to effectively measure and report on environmental impacts and industry-wide progress.

Click on the image to the right to read the full plan

About Us

In 2019, Ontario Creates engaged a sustainability working group comprised of interested industry organizations, service providers, unions, guilds and individual stakeholders. The results of the consultations were clear. The industry was actively looking for tools and training resources for sustainable film production practices, pathways to lower carbon emissions, reduced waste and a means to incorporate sustainable on-set management across the film and television sector.

Ontario Green Screen is the collaborative initiative between government, industry partners, unions, guilds, trade associations and companies that endeavours to make lasting change in the industry and to empower individuals, production companies and studios to make sustainable choices.

Ontario Green Screen Mission Provide the tools necessary to empower the motion picture industry in Ontario to incorporate and scale up environmentally sustainable best practices that lead to the well-being of our environment.

Ontario Green Screen Vision Ontario Green Screen envisions a robust industry that thrives through its commitment to environmental stewardship, made possible by a non-political partnership of industry stakeholders and government partners across the province.

Governance Ontario Green Screen is co-chaired by the Ontario Creates Film Commissioner and an elected/nominated industry co-chair. The co-chairs work with an advisory committee of partners to prioritize and deliver project initiatives and to reach goals set out by the multi-year strategic plan.

Advisory Committee Members

Justin Cutler, Ontario Film Commissioner (Co-Chair)
Marcia Douglas, Senior Director, Business Affairs - CMPA (Co-Chair)

Neishaw Ali –Spin VFX
Rebecca Applebaum - ACTRA Toronto
Michael Ciuffini – City of Brampton
Chris Dunn- Ontario Creates
Carmen Ford - City of Mississauga
David Hardy – William F. White International Inc.
David Mintz - David Mintz Catering
Jacqui Hemingway – IATSE 873
Bill Zacharuk- Cinespace
Jennifer Kiefaber –DGC
Randi Kruse - MBSE Canada
Peggy Kyriakidou – NABET 700-M UNIFOR
Cynthia Lynch – FilmOntario
Andy Micallef – Entertainment Partners Canada
Beth Nobes – IATSE 667
Anne Paynter – IATSE 411
Lidia Ragusa – Pinewood Toronto
Magali Simard – City of Toronto
Jim Teevan - Sim
Mary Anne Waterhouse – Peacock Alley Entertainment