Télévision: Volet de soutien à la production de propriétés intellectuelles destinées aux marchés internationaux

By mmuise
Description:

Through this component, the Quebecor Fund aims to increase the value of some live-action fictional television series and documentary series productions by empowering them to conquer the international market, rather than the domestic market. To obtain an investment through this component, producers and recognized French-language television broadcaster must show the predicted investment growth for the project. Investment from the Quebecor Fund will enable successful applicants to increase the overall budget of their project and benefit from tax credits.


Comments on Funding:

1. Regarding the production of live-action fictional television series, the maximum investment from the Quebecor Fund for each eligible project will be $300,000 for the applicant’s entry into international markets. It will not exceed 6% of the planned financing package, excluding Covid costs, for the domestic market.
2. Regarding the production of documentary series, the maximum investment from the Quebecor Fund for each eligible project will be $300,000 for the applicant’s entry into international markets. The planned financing package for the domestic market must be at least $750,000 and investment from the Quebecor Fund will not exceed 20% of the planned financing package, excluding Covid costs, for the domestic market.

Deadline: April 1 (annually) October 1 (annually)
Eligibility:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • The applicant must have legal status in Quebec, be Quebec-controlled, and be headquartered in Quebec;
  • The applicant’s main activity must be audiovisual production. The Quebecor Fund will give priority to producers with significant experience in their sector of activities, including the exportation of intellectual property;
  • The applicant must demonstrate good financial standing and relevant experience to produce the project outlined in the application;
  • The applicant must file a project whose first broadcast date is later than the deadline for filing the application;
  • The applicant must have fully completed its financial structure for the domestic market;
  • The project must comprise the production of high-quality live-action fictional television series or documentary series for the international market;
  • The applicant must be able to show investment growth for both the producer and the French-language television broadcaster that goes beyond their financial structure for the domestic market.

    The Quebecor Fund will consider the following elements as favourable selecting projects in which to invest:
  • The project shows a commercial potential outside Quebec;
  • The project demonstrates the applicant’s willingness to take risks and their entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Financial support from an international distributor could lead to additional investment, on a case-by-case basis.
Application Steps:

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Documentation Needed:

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Other Things to Note:

Application filing deadlines: the first business day following October 1st and April 1st each calendar year at 5:00 PM. If those dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline would be on the next business day.

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