Comments on Funding:
Funding will take the form of repayable non-interest-bearing advances of up to 50% (or 75% for an English Regional Development Project) of the Eligible Costs in development, up to $200,000.
The applicant must be:
Applicants who are unincorporated, but meet all other requirements above, may apply for development financing if they have never received CMF funding before. Applicants, however, will be required to incorporate prior to signing a development agreement with the CMF.
“Applicants must submit:
- a completed and approved dialogue broadcaster agreement form (BAF) linked to the application form for each Canadian broadcaster providing a development fee and/or a contribution from its 2022-2023 CMF broadcaster development envelope;
2 a completed dialogue application form with persona-id # entered in the applicable sections;
- broadcast licence agreement(s) for all eligible licence fees;
- all financing agreements from other committed sources;
- signed and dated development budget;
- synopsis detailing the themes, subject matter and setting of the storyline;
- creative material script, bible, treatment, outline, rundown;
- rewrite proposal (if applicable);
- project description;
- summary of chain of title;
- all rights documentation;
- publisher’s release (if applicable);
- signed writer(s) and director(s) agreements if applicable/available;
- co-production and/or joint venture agreement(s) (if applicable);
- C.V.s for all producer(s), writer(s), and director(s);
- declaration of the corporation’s Canadian status, and its shareholders and directors;
- complete incorporation documents;
- corporate profile;
- shareholder’s or partner’s agreement;
- corporate secretary’s certificate;
- corporate financial statements (for the past three years for all television component applicants, television component co- applicants and parent companies.). ”
Other Things to Note:
Due to high demand, the English Alternative Access to the Development Envelope Program is no longer accepting applications.
Information was taken from the 2022-2023 Guidelines.