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
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|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).