Toronto, October 16, 2017 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today the reopening of the Corus-CMF Page to Pitch Program, with a program budget set at $1.1M. Applications for funding can be submitted from now until December 12, 2017. Funding through this program can be triggered through a commitment from any broadcaster licensed by the CRTC, including private, public, educational, specialty, pay-per-view broadcasters and CRTC-licensed VOD services.
Click here to access the Corus-CMF Page to Pitch Program Guidelines.
Now in its fifth year, the program is available to producers seeking funding for creative and business activities during the development of eligible live-action and animated television projects triggered by any CRTC-licensed Canadian broadcaster. It funds eligible costs related to story and script development as well as expenses related to the acquisition of pre-sale financing from foreign broadcasters and distributors.
Projects will be evaluated and chosen through a selective process and could access up to the lesser of 75 per cent of the project’s eligible costs or $75K.
Since 2015-2016, the Corus-CMF Page to Pitch program has financed a total of 41 projects, totalling $1.5M in funding.
Click here for a complete list of projects funded through this program.
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.
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