Sarah Ker-Hornell upped at FilmOntario

Sarah Ker-Hornell has been appointed executive director and CEO of FilmOntario, the screen-based consortium of producers, unions, guilds, financial services and organizations within Ontario.
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Sarah Ker-Hornell has been appointed executive director and CEO of FilmOntario, the screen-based consortium of producers, unions, guilds, financial services and organizations within Ontario.

Ker-Hornell joined FilmOntario in 2003 as MD, having already established her own commercial production shingle, Angel Films. Ker-Hornell sits on a variety of boards and committees, including the Toronto Film Board, OMDC’s Screen-based Advisory Council and Toronto Board of Trade, Economic Development Committee.

“The Ontario film, interactive and television industry has weathered multiple challenges in the past ten years, including a rising dollar and attempts by competing jurisdictions to beat Ontario at its own game with competing incentives,” said Brian Topp, co-chair of the board. “Sarah led our work with all of the political parties in Queen’s Park to meet and overcome these challenges. We’ve seen a major increase in production in the past eighteen months in large part because that work is now bearing fruit.

“Our challenge now is to get ahead of the game – to be innovators and global leaders as a screen-based content production centre. As CEO of our association, Sarah is going to play a big role in getting us there.”