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Canada Media Fund – Exporting – Export Pilot Program

Susy MacGillivray

902-426-8425 (ext 2724)


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The program strives to help support pitch, sales and promotional activities for television projects intended for international markets during the development stage. The Program focuses on acquiring pre-sale financing from foreign broadcasters, online streaming services, distributors and sales agents during the Development period of a Television project’s lifecycle. The following costs may be considered eligible costs:

  • Creation of pitch material including short non-broadcast demos
  • Limited translation, dubbing and subtitling for previously produced episodes of a project for the purposes of non-broadcast sales tools
  • Development of production budget and financing
  • Travel and accommodation costs related to procuring international pre-sales
  • Sales market attendance
  • Arms-length legal costs
  • Producer fees and corporate overhead (subject to the Producer Fees and Corporate Overhead Policy)
  • Accounting fees (if review engagement is required as per the Accounting and Reporting Requirements

The maximum contribution by the CMF shall be the lesser of 75% of a project’s eligible costs or $75,000.