Type of Program:
The Short Form Series (aka Web Drama Series) Production Program assists independent producers/creators to finance the production of original digital drama series created initially for the web.
The focus is on the development of high quality, story-driven drama, and the development of new talent.
Comments on Funding:
Funding will take the form of an equity investment in the amount of up to $200,000 per project.
The Fund seeks a pro rata share of recoupment of its investment and profit participation in the project and through its derivative subsidiary rights and subsequent works.
The terms and schedules of payment and recoupment, the producer’s responsibilities and reporting conditions will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
When It Ends:
October 5, 2022
An industry jury and the Board of Directors will evaluate the Production Proposals and notify successful applicants in November, 2022.
The following documents/materials must be uploaded in the Portal:
- 1Deliverables already provided in development must be resubmitted:
- 2The following document must also be uploaded:
Other Things to Note:
The Independent Production Fund was established in 1991 as a private Foundation with an endowment from Maclean Hunter Ltd., now valued at $36 M. The revenues generated by the endowment and recoupment from investments are used to support the development and production of Canadian scripted web drama series.