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Film Programs Deadline Announcements

Posted on February 15, 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba:  MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC is pleased to announce the

2017 - 2018 Television and Web-Based program deadline.  The deadline has been set as follows:

 

TELEVISION AND WEB-BASED PRODUCTION FUND

Deadline: All genres and formats – Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at noon.

 

Please see the updated guidelines on our website for program details.

 

Important Notes:

 

All applications must have 75% of financing confirmed (including tax credits) and verifiable and supporting commitment letters must be submitted with the application in order to be considered;
The first day of principal photography MUST occur AFTER March 31, 2017 and/or hard prep MUST occur AFTER March 15, 2017;

 

Note:  ONLY for documentary projects where a Producer/Director cash investment or Producer/Director deferral was required to close the financing, applications will be accepted where the first day of principal photography occurred AFTER December 31, 2016.

 

Applicants are advised that the deadline will be strictly enforced and LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applicants are advised that complete documentation is required on submission of applications.
Applicants must be in good standing (not in default) with MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC at the time of application.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify status with MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC.
MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC will make best efforts to announce decisions by end of May, 2017.

 

Note:  Scripted, fictional television series are a priority, and as such, should the deadline impede closing the financing, MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC, at its sole discretion, may make an earlier commitment in order to not adversely affect the production schedule.  This is only applicable to scripted, fictional television series.

 

 

FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION FUND

 

There is no deadline for the Feature Film Production Fund. Applications for feature film production financing may be made throughout the year.  Funds will be committed on a first come first served basis, dependent upon availability of funding, upon confirmed financing for the project, and upon satisfying the respective eligibility criteria.  In order to apply, the project must have 75% of the financing confirmed (tax credits must be included).

 

PITCH READINESS PROGRAM FOR MULTI-EPISODE PRODUCTIONS (PRE-MARKET DEVELOPMENT)

 

There is no deadline for the Pitch Readiness Program.  Applications may be made throughout the year.  Funds will be committed on a first come first served basis, dependent upon availability of funding, upon confirmed financing, and upon satisfying the eligibility criteria.

 

 

FEATURE FILM DEVELOPMENT AND TELEVISION AND WEB-BASED DEVELOPMENT FUNDS

 

There is no deadline for development financing programs for either television and web-based or feature film.  Applications for development programs may be made throughout the year.  Funds will be committed on a first come first served basis, dependent upon availability of funding, upon confirmed financing, and upon satisfying the eligibility criteria.

 

 

MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC encourages all potential applicants to review the guidelines in detail and to familiarize themselves with the requirements.

 

The guidelines and applications are available on our website at www.mbfilmmusic.ca.  For further information on production funds, please contact Sebastien Nasse, Senior Film Program Analyst at sebastien@mbfilmmusic.ca. For further information on development funds, please contact Brian Clasper, Development and Tax Credit Analyst at brian@mbfilmmusic.ca.

 

MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC exists so that our film and music industries flourish! MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC participates in the on-going development of Manitoba’s motion picture and music industries by way of equity investments, loans, and financial contributions in the areas of development and production.  As well, MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC administers the Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, which provides the option of a labour-based tax credit or a local spend-based tax credit.  The labour-based option is a tax credit of up to 65%* (*base rate = 45%, plus 10% Frequent Filming Bonus, 5% Rural Bonus and 5% Manitoba Producer Bonus), while the local spend-based option is a tax credit of 30% calculated on eligible Manitoban expenditures.  MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC is a statutory corporation funded by the Province of Manitoba through the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage.

 

For Further information contact:

Louise O’Brien-Moran, Manager, Film Programs or

Sebastien Nasse, Senior Film Program Analyst or

Brian Clasper, Development and Tax Credit Analyst

MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC

Phone: 204-947-2040

Fax: 204-956-5261

Louise@mbfilmmusic.ca

Sebastien@mbfilmmusic.ca

brian@mbfilmmusic.ca

www.mbfilmmusic.ca

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