2011-2012 ANNUAL REPORT

The Quon Dynasty

The Quon Dynasty follows a zany and entertaining family of Chinese restaurateurs as they grapple with inter-generational friction and sibling rivalry in their uproarious ongoing quest to build their family business ...

LOL:-)

LOL:-) is a series of short visual comedy (silent) sketches of varying lengths, ranging from 15 to 90 seconds. Each sketch sets up the situation quickly and ends with a punch.

Toc Toc Toc

The number 1 show among the 2-to-6 and 2-to-11 age groups, Toc Toc Toc is a major television series that’s been stimulating children’s imaginations for the past 5 years.

Program Funding Summary

Total CMF Program Funding

With the continued support of its funding contributors, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) contributed $358.0 M to Canadian television and digital media projects in 2011-2012, a six percent increase, or $21.0 M, from the previous fiscal year. A record-setting $1.3 B of industry activity was triggered, rising 22% over 2011-2012, or 30% higher than the most recent five-year average.

The Convergent Stream received 91% of funding, with 9% supporting the Experimental Stream. The Experimental Stream provided $32.9 M for 90 projects from across the country, spurring an additional $50.0 M in economic activity within Canada’s digital sector. The Convergent Stream dedicated $325.1 M to Canadian screen-based projects including television programming and related digital media content. This is an 8% increase over 2010-2011.

Also introduced in 2011-2012 was the Convergent Digital Media Incentive, which offered additional support for digital media components. An additional $1.7 M was granted to 25 projects. Overall, 88% of CMF funding supported television programming, with the balance of 12% supporting digital media content. Digital media content funding increased 2 share points from 2010-2011.

Breakdown by program

  $M
English 24.2
French 8.7
Experimental Total 32.9
English 188.7
French 89.9
Performance Envelope Total 278.6
Francophone Minority 10.5
English Production Incentive 10.0
English Development Envelope 7.3
Aboriginal 6.9
French Development 3.0
English POV 2.5
Convergent Digital Media Incentive 1.7
Diverse Languages 1.5
Versioning 1.5
Regional French Incentive 1.2
Regional French Development 0.2
Northern Production Incentive 0.2
Convergent Total 325.1
 
Total 358.0

 

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Funding Types

These results were achieved through a variety of CMF funding mechanisms which are constantly reviewed to most effectively serve the evolving needs of content producers. Development, production and marketing of screen-based media is supported through a variety of financing tools including license fee top-ups, equity investments, recoupable investments, non-recoupable contributions and loans.  CMF investments and repayable advances and loans made up 37% of all CMF funding, the same level as last year.

$M Investment Repayable Non-repayable Total
  Equity Recoupable Investment Sub-total Advance Non-interest Bearing Loan Sub-total Licence Fee Top-up Non-repayable Contribution Sub-total  
Experimental 0.0 23.5 23.5 8.1 1.3 9.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 32.9
Convergent 87.0 0.0 87.0 11.2 0.0 11.2 216.3 10.6 226.9 325.1
Total 87.0 23.5 110.5 19.3 1.3 20.6 216.3 10.6 226.9 358.0

 

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