Who We Are

The Edmonton Screen Industries Office (ESIO) will act as a catalyst, a cultivator, a stimulator for the screen media industries in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.

The potential for this sector is significant and growing. Across Canada, film, television and digital media production generates over $12.7 billion a year in GDP impact and gaming represents another $3.7 billion in economic activity. New products and opportunities are emerging within the screen industries as local, national, and international technology companies rapidly expand and change the landscape. For example, the augmented and virtual reality industry, while small today, is growing exponentially and by 2022 is expected to be nearly as large as the more traditional screen industries. Edmonton Metro is poised to capitalize on innovation and become an important player across the full spectrum of screen industries, adding an exciting dimension to the economy of Edmonton Metro and the Province of Alberta.

The new Board members bring a wealth of experience in the following areas: communications and marketing, strategy and innovation, market analysis, business development, tech start-ups/scale-ups, government relations, policy development, angel investing and venture capital.

About Us

Screen industries includes the full range of screen-based entertainment, education and training – from mobile, television, Internet streaming and theatrical release inclusive of live action, animation and interactive video games.

History

On July 6, 2016, City Administration, the Edmonton Screen Industries Working Group and the Edmonton Arts Council presented to Executive Committee the report – Preferred Model to Replace the Film Commission. Executive Committee heard from a number of stakeholders who supported the direction for the establishment of an Edmonton Screen Industries Office.

As the marketplace gets more crowded and new promotional outlets emerge, the rules for marketing your game successfully are being rewritten.

Friends of ESIO

The ESIO catalyzes the development, growth and sustainability of companies, entrepreneurs and craftspeople in the Edmonton screen media industries. Here are the ESIO friends.