Genius Genie! Or rather, the art of facing everyday problems with humour. 

Corus-CMF Page to Pitch Program

For the fourth and fifth years of a seven-year mandate, the CMF managed the Corus-CMF Page to Pitch program, which aims to support two distinct stages during the development period of a television project’s lifecycle: story and script development (Page); and acquisition of pre-sale financing from foreign broadcasters and distributors (Pitch). Projects supported through the program must be in one of the CMF-supported genres and can be in animation or live-action. This program is a result of Corus Entertainment’s acquisition of Historia, Séries+ and TELETOON and is in accordance with the CRTC’s Tangible Benefits Policy.

Corus-CMF Page to Pitch Program 2017-2018

      $ K Number of projects
Page English Animation 380 6
  French Animation 55 1
    Live Action 247 7
Total     682 14
Pitch English Animation 61 1
  French Animation 31 1
    Live Action 150 2
Total     242 4
Total Corus Program     924 18

The program budget for 2017-2018 was $1,388K. Total funding in 2017-2018 for the Corus-CMF Page to Pitch program amounted to $924K. 

In the Page sub-program, seven animation development projects received a total of $435K (six children’s & youth and one drama), while seven live-action projects received a total of $247K (five documentaries and two dramas). For the Pitch sub-program, a total of $242K was awarded to two animation development projects (two for children’s & youth), and two live-action projects (two documentaries).  

Back to top