On Screen Manitoba (OSM) takes a leadership role in industry representation for the best interests with government policy-makers of our industry.
By working together and speaking with one voice, OSM’s membership leverages our numbers and expertise to positively impact public policy from Winnipeg to Ottawa. Our goal is to ensure the maintenance of a healthy environment in which the screen-based media industry in Manitoba can be sustained and thrive.
OSM’s member-driven Policy Committee and issue working groups provide members a chance to get involved with our advocacy work. These groups work with staff and national industry organizations to research and develop our positions on key issues impacting members so that we can quickly and effectively communicate with policymakers. We also work to increase awareness and understanding of the industry and our contributions to Manitoba’s economy and culture.
Examples of our industry representation work:
- Serving on the Province of Manitoba’s Industry Task Force which developed an action plan to sustain the industry during a period of recession, increased international competition and market contraction.
- Working with the Workers Compensation Board to understand the complexities of our industry while they expanded compulsory coverage to media production workers.
- Providing reports and recommendations to Manitoba Film & Music regarding enhancements to their programs and Manitoba’s production incentives.
- Serving on the Province of Manitoba’s Tax Credit Advisory Committee to provide an industry voice in reviewing policy and potential changes to the provincial tax credits.
- Preparing written interventions and appearing before the CRTC to voice Manitoba’s unique perspective on broadcaster regulatory issues.
- Meeting with government officials and elected representatives to promote understanding of our industry and to recommend changes to legislation and government programs.
If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Executive Director Nicole Matiation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POLICY PAPERS & GOVERNMENT FILINGS
- Digital Economy Strategy Position Paper, July 13, 2010
- OSM presentation to Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, May 11, 2009
- CMF submission: OSM, NSMPIA, SMPIA, NB Film Advisory Com submit comments on Canada Media Fund (CMF) September 2009
- Federal Budget recommendations 2009 – Jan 6 2009
- Manitoba response to CRA re: Producer Fee Cap – Sept 21 2008
- I Vote for Culture window sign
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-379: Licence renewals for the CBC's English & French language services
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2012-370 regarding the acquisition of Astral Media Inc by BCE Inc.
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-788: Review of LPIF - April 16, 2012
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-788: Review of LPIF - February 15, 2012
- CRTC Presentation, BN 2010-952, April 13, 2011
- Broadcaster group licence renewals - Feb 9, 2011
- CRTC Presentation, BN 2010-926, Feb. 3, 2011
- BCE buying CTVgm 2010-926 - Jan 11, 2011
- Broadcasters license renewals 2009-411 – Sept 14 2009
- Broadcasters license renewals 2009-113 – Mar 30 2009