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CMF, Northern Ireland Screen launch three-year copro incentive

The joint incentive will provide a total of $600,000 over three years for TV and digital media projects.
June 27, 2018

Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Northern Ireland Screen (NIS) have partnered to create a three-year copro incentive for producers in Canada and Northern Ireland.

The Canada-Northern Ireland Co-Development Incentive For Audio-Visual Projects will provide CA$600,000 (approximately £330,000) over three years in support for the development of digital media and TV projects, with the CMF and NIS splitting the cost.

The initiative was announced during an event at the La Rochelle-set Sunny Side of the Doc market this week.

The maximum contribution for each project is $50,000, with funding determined on a case-by-case basis. CMF or NIS contribution will not exceed 75% of their respective budgets.

All projects will be evaluated by a committee made up of representatives from both organizations.

Eligible TV projects must be in the drama, doc, animation or education categories or must fall into the section of digital media content like webseries, video games, transmedia projects, virtual reality or augmented reality. In addition, projects must have one Canadian producer and one Northern Irish producer, while projects must meet guidelines from both organizations.

(By Lauren Malyk, Playback Daily. Image from Shutterstock)

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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