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Development financing

Development funding is available to secure the project team, subject matter experts and financial sources; undertake further research on the subject matter and target audience; advance the creative materials; prepare pitch materials, create a trailer or pilot episode, to aid in obtaining support; develop marketing and impact strategies; and prepare detailed implementation plans.

No application deadlines

Applications are received September 5, 2017 to May 31, 2018

How to apply

  • Review the checklist below and the program guidelines:

  • Applicants meeting Minimum Support Requirements are encouraged are invited to contact the Fund at info@telusfund.ca to discuss their submission before applying.

  • Submit your application form to info@telusfund.ca:

  • We will confirm eligibility within 5 business days. You will receive a funding decision within 8 to 10 weeks.

  • Positive funding decisions will have 90 days to meet our due diligence requirements and enter into a long form financing agreement.

Applicant checklist

  • The Applicant is primarily in the business of producing professional media content,

  • headquartered in Canada,

  • a for-profit taxable corporation (within the meaning of Canada’s Income Tax Act),

  • Canadian-controlled (Sections 26 to 28 of the Investment Canada Act), and

  • the owner of sufficient copyright permissions to create and exploit the content.

Content checklist

  • The Content is story-driven and demonstrates the potential to entertain, engage and enlighten the health choices of Canadians,

  • includes a significant contribution from the Canadian independent production sector,

  • intends to achieve a minimum Canadian content points, with appropriate exceptions for international ventures,

  • includes support from an Expert Organization(s) committed to ensuring the highest standard in the treatment of the health issue

  • has obtained a commitment to transmit the Content to Canadians from Distribution Platform(s),

  • has obtained cash financing of at least 10% of the budget from Third Party Financer(s),

  • meets the definition of eligible program categories, except News, Reporting and Actualities, or Sports, and

  • does not include plans to create or enhance a platform for transmitting programming.

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