Corus-CMF Page to Pitch Program
The Corus-CMF Page to Pitch program is a result of Corus Entertainment’s acquisition of Historia, Séries+ and TELETOON and is in accordance with the CRTC’s Tangible Benefits Policy. The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is responsible to administer the program over a seven-year mandate. The program aims to support two distinct stages during the development period of a television project’s lifecycle: story and script development (Page); and acquisition of pre-sale financing from foreign broadcasters and distributors (Pitch). Projects supported through the program must be in one of the CMF-supported genres and can be in animation or live-action.
Corus-CMF Page to Pitch Program 2018-2019
|$ K||Number of projects|
|Total Corus Program||725||16|
In the sixth year of the Corus-CMF Page to Pitch Program, the program budget for 2018-2019 was $1,011K. Total funding in 2018-2019 amounted to $725K.
In the Page sub-program, five animation development projects received a total of $199K (three children’s & youth and two dramas), while nine live-action projects received a total of $433K (five Documentaries, three Dramas, and one Children’s & Youth). For the Pitch sub-program, a total of $93K was awarded to two animation Development projects (one Children’s & Youth and one Drama).