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English Regional Production Bonus | Canada Media Fund (CMF):


The Maximum Contribution shall be the lesser of 15% of an Eligible Project’s Eligible Costs or $1 million. The total CMF contribution from all programs combined cannot exceed 84% of the Eligible Costs.


The CMF is a not-for-profit corporation that delivers $353 million in funding annually to support the Canadian television and digital media industries through two streams of funding:

The Canada Media Fund’s mandate includes support for funding to production across the country. As such, the CMF is renewing its English Regional Production Bonus (“ERPB”) for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Eligible Applicants

1) A company that: a) Is a for-profit (i.e. a taxable Canadian corporation, within the meaning of Canada’s Income Tax Act) production company.

  1. b) Is Canadian-controlled as determined in sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act.
  2. c) Has its head office in Canada, or

2) A Canadian Broadcaster (as defined in section 2.1.1 above) Applicants must own and control all rights necessary to produce and exploit the Eligible Project. Entities that provide services but do not own applicable rights are not eligible to apply to the CMF.

Eligible Expenses

The Bonus will take the form of a CMF licence fee top-up contribution (see section 2.2.TV of the 2019-2020 Performance Envelope Program Guidelines). The Maximum Contribution shall be the lesser of 15% of an Eligible Project’s Eligible Costs (see section 2.3.2 and all its subsections of the 2019-2020 Performance Envelope Program Guidelines) or $1 million. In the case of eligible regional/non-regional coproductions, the amount of the ERPB will be calculated on the portion of the Eligible Project’s Eligible Costs associated with the regional share of the Eligible Costs.

Other than rare exceptions for projects awarded funding through specific CMF selective programs2 , no province can access more than 35% of the allocation for the ERPB.

Deadline Date

  First come, first serve


Contact Name: Canada Media Fund

Phone Number: 1-800-567-0890

E-mail Address:


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