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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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