Amount:

$900,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The Anglophone Minority Incentive is designed to support one of the CMF’s mandates of encouraging television convergent production by both majority and minority official-language sectors. As part of the CMF's Convergent Stream, projects funded must include content to be produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will be no more of 15% of total eligible costs or maximum $900,000 (the lesser of).
The Anglophone Minority Incentive may be combined with funding from other CMF funding Programs, however, total CMF funding cannot exceed 84% of total eligible costs.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

2022 deadlines to be announced

Eligibility:

An Applicant to the CMF is either:

  • A company that:
  • is a for-profit (i.e. a taxable Canadian corporation, within the meaning of Canada’s Income Tax Act) production company;
  • is Canadian-controlled as determined in sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act;
  • has its head office in Canada;
  • is in good standing with all applicable talent and industry associations and guilds. or
  • A Canadian Broadcaster, such as:
  •  a Canadian programming undertaking, public or private, licensed to operate by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC);
  • an online service owned, controlled and operated by a Canadian CRTC-licensed programming undertaking;
  • an online service owned, controlled and operated by a Canadian broadcasting distribution undertaking (“BDU”), licensed to operate by the CRTC; and
  • CRTC-licensed VOD services.

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.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

1

carefully review the program guidelines and all reference documents before submitting an application;

2

register online to create your Dialogue account on the Telefilm website and complete the funding application.

Upon submission, applicants will receive a confirmation with an application number. For information on the status of their application, applicants must contact the Funding Application office in their region.

Documentation Needed:

  • Documentation confirming sources of financing
  • Federal and Provincial Tax Credits
  • Detailed production budget
  • Projected cashflow
  • Distribution agreements
  • Recoupment Schedule, if the CMFis contributing an equity investment to the production financing 
  • Description of planned interim financing 
  • Synopsis detailing the themes, subject matter and setting of the storyline
  • Creative material: Script, bible, treatment, outline, rundown.
  • Written summary of the: Television (and/or Digital Media, if applicable) complete development history
  • All Rights Documentation related to the TV and/or DM Component (with all underlying rights agreements and signed writer(s) and director(s) agreements)
  • Complete incorporation documents
  • Cast and crew list
  • Co-production agreement(s) domestic or foreign
  • Corporate profile
  • Shareholder’s or partner’s agreement
  • Signed and dated directors and shareholders form
  • Corporate secretary’s certificate 
  • Corporate financial statements for the past three years must be provided for all Television Component applicants, Co- Applicants and Parent Companies. 
  • Notwithstanding the below requirements, the CMF reserves its rights to request from the Television Component Applicant(s), at any time and at the CMF’s 
  • absolute discretion, consolidated and audited annual financial statements 

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    CMF programs should be updated in April -May of each year because CMF provides funding for the fiscal year April 1 to March 31, and in January most of them are already closed and there is no data on the next programs.
  2. 2
    Previous guidelines were published in April 2021. CMF Projects that receive CMF funding in a given year are subject to the Guidelines and CMF policies in effect for that fiscal year. To be clear, changes to CMF Guidelines and/or policies made in a subsequent fiscal year will not apply retroactively, unless specifically stated. The CMF fiscal year is April 1 to March 31.
  3. 3
    Due to a high demand for the Anglophone Minority Incentive, the CMF will no longer be accepting applications from applicants for the Second Opening Date (September 7, 2021-December 10, 2021).

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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