2011-2012 ANNUAL REPORT

Titanic The Aftermath

We all know the story of the sinking of the Titanic.  This documentary tells the extraordinary untold story of what happened next.

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That

An award-winning series and website that is designed to spark a love of learning and an interest in science and math for preschool-aged children

Combat Hospital

Our team experience personal crises, failures and triumphs as they struggle to save lives smack dab in the middle of the Afghan war.

International Co-productions

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) supports international treaty co-productions through both its Convergent and Experimental streams. In 2011-2012, international treaty co-productions represented a small portion of CMF funded projects, just over 6% of all convergent funding. There were no co-productions funded in the Experimental stream in 2011-2012.

At a total of $19.0 M, the CMF committed more than double the funding for international treaty co-productions in the last fiscal year than in 2010-2011 ($9.1 M), although the number of projects was consistent at 23. This remained below the previous five-year average of $26.4 M. The increase in funding was due to a handful of big-budget series led by Combat Hospital and The Borgias.

The majority of co-productions were with the United Kingdom (8) and France (10), as has been the trend in recent years. France re-established itself as the top co-producing country, after a decline in 2010-2011 dropped it to second. As it did last year, Singapore had two projects funded, with Ireland, Hungary, Romania and China each co-producing 1 project each. There were no co-productions with either Germany or Australia again this year, despite consistent partnerships with CMF-funded producers in the past.

# of projects 2010-2011 2011-2012
France 6 10
United Kingdom 12 8
Singapore 2 2
China   1
Hungary 1 1
Ireland 1 1
Romania   1
Belgium 1  
Brazil 1  
Total 23 23

Convergent

  2010-2011 2011-2012 Past 5-year average
$M Funding # of projects Hours $M Funding # of projects Hours $M Funding Hours
Majority Treaty co-pros 4.7 9 52 14.6 11 72    
Majority Share % of Total 1.6 2.0 2.1 4.7 2.2 2.6    
Minority Treaty co-pros 4.4 14 47 4.4 12 50    
Minority Share % of Total 1.5 3.1 1.9 1.4 2.4 1.8    
All Treaty co-pros 9.1 23 99 19.0 23 121 12.1 132
All Treaty co-pros % of Total 3 5 4 6 5 4 4 6
Total Convergent projects 288.3 452 2,491 312.5 509 2,801 271.5 2,316

Experimental

  2010-2011 2011-2012
  $M Funding # $M Funding #
Majority international co-pros 1.2 2 0.0 0
Majority Share % of Total                        5                       5                -                   -  
Minority international co-pros 0.0 0 0.0 0
Minority Share % of Total                       -                       -                  -                   -  
All Treaty co-pros 1.2 2 0.0 0
All Treaty co-pros % of Total 6 5 - -
Total Experimental projects 21.3 42 23.4 45

 

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