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Early-Stage Development Program | Canada Media Fund (CMF):

Value

up to a maximum contribution of $40,000.

Description

The Early-Stage Development Program, which forms part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream, allocates funding to Eligible Projects at the beginning of a Project’s creative process.

Beginning in 2022-2023 :

  • Please click here to learn about PERSONA-ID and how it connects with your application.
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Eligible Applicants

An Eligible Applicant is a single-shareholder company:
a) that is a for-profit (i.e., a taxable Canadian corporation, within the meaning of Canada’s Income Tax Act)
production company;
b) that is Canadian-controlled as determined in sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act.
c) that has its head office in Canada;
d) that has not received funding from the Early-Stage Development Program in 2021-2022 (either the company
or the sole shareholder);
e) that if it received funding (either the company or the sole shareholder) for a Project from the Early-Stage
Development Program prior to 2021-2022, has submitted to the CMF all of the required materials and
documentation necessary to fulfill its Project’s final cost milestone noted in its funding agreement with the
CMF;
f) that is in good standing with all applicable talent and industry associations and guilds;
g) whose sole shareholder is EITHER:

  • A Writer with the following credentials: at least 10 hours of produced written work; At least 2 of the hours in the Total Hours threshold have been originally broadcast no earlier than January 1, 2018; Canadian Broadcaster or
  • A Writer who meets the requirements of the Diverse Community Applicant definition under section 2.1.1
    above

 

Eligible Expenses

Allowable Eligible Costs in this Program shall be the following:
• Writing (Treatment, Outline, Bible, or Script)
• Scriptwriting consultant
• Story editor
• Preliminary research
• Travel costs for research or to meet with national/international production partners (limited to 2% of Eligible Costs)
• Printing and collating costs

Deadline Date

  October 13, 2022

Contact

Contact Name: Canada Media Fund

Phone Number: +1 416-214-4400

E-mail Address: info@cmf-fmc.ca

Website: https://cmf-fmc.ca/program/early-stage-development-program/

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