Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Message to All Members

Hello CASO Members,

It's been an exciting summer this year, while we haven’t been able to count on the weather, we have been able to rely on the Ontario Government to support the future growth of our industry. Recent highlights include The Ontario Government, through the OMDC, working to implement cost effective changes to the OPSTC and the OCASE tax credits. Further, they have pledged monies to help strengthen the industry by providing incentives to STARZ Animation Toronto and UBISOFT. These changes will help drive production volume and credibility to the region, increase our talent pool and will continue to strengthen our capacity to compete on a global scale.

At CASO, we have been working steadily to plan and develop future trade missions and events that will expand your network, increase revenue for your business, and create programs that will bring intellectual and creative value to you and your employees. On a macro level, we have been working to secure support for the Industrial Strategy initiative, which will help shape the strategy of the digital animation and visual effects industry over the next few years.

Our newly created newsletter format is part of our effort to be more responsive to industry news, events, and just generally giving you the scoop on what you need to know.
We hope you like it! And if you don’t, we’d like to hear from you, the CASO Board of Directors, Christa Tazzeo or myself are only an email away!

Sincerly Yours,

Vice President, CASO

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