2011-2012 ANNUAL REPORT

Les rescapés

1964. The highly “dysfunctional” family of Montreal police detective Gérald Boivin is mysteriously transported to the year 2010.

Republic of Doyle

Allan Hawco returns as handsome rogue, Jake Doyle, for a hilarious and action-packed third season of CBC’s Republic of Doyle.

L.A. Complex

This apartment-style motel draws aspiring wannabes from Canada, the US, and all over the world, looking for a place to rest their heads while they chase their dreams.

Development

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) supports the development and pre-development of Canadian content mainly through its Development Program. This program is part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream; thus, projects funded through this program must include content to be developed for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television and the other, digital media. Development funds have been earmarked in other Convergent Stream programs as well.

For English-language projects, funding from this program is allocated through broadcaster envelopes, while for French-language, funding is allocated according to a selective process, using an evaluation grid.

In 2011-2012, the CMF contributed $10.8 M to 277 convergent development projects. Total French and English development funding to TV was higher than the five-year average in each genre, with the exception of documentary. English-language projects received $7.1 M, over 74% of which was spent on drama projects. French-language projects received $3.4 M, of which more than 45% was spent on drama projects and 41% on documentary projects.

  2010-2011 2011-2012 5-year average
$K Funding   $K Funding   $K Funding
TV DM Total # $K Budgets TV DM Total # $K Budgets TV
Drama 5,228 117 5,345 108 10,829 5,328 63 5,390 96 3,746 4,577
Children's & Youth 927 16 943 31 1,960 1,024 42 1,067 33 702 678
Documentary 506 34 540 41 1,134 622 26 648 42 2,673 777
Variety & Performing Arts 201 2 203 3 434 145 5 150 3 154 117
English Development Envelopes 6,862 169 7,031 183 14,357 7,119 136 7,255 174 7,274 6,149
Drama 1,711 107 1,818 36 4,438 1,590 28 1,618 20 11,255 1,450
Children's & Youth 245 58 303 10 514 381 28 409 14 2,357 237
Documentary 1,316 330 1,646 61 3,031 1,358 112 1,470 67 1,566 1,384
Variety & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0 65 9 74 2 250 48
French Total 3,272 495 3,767 107 7,983 3,394 177 3,571 103 15,429 3,119
Total 10,134 664 10,798 290 22,340 10,513 313 10,826 277 22,703 9,268
French Development Funding includes the French Selective, the Francophone Minority, and the French Regional Program

Digital media components received 3% of total funding, a significant decrease from the 6% committed in 2010-2011. In a change from 2010-2011, French-language digital media components received a more equal amount of funding compared to English-language digital media components. The highest amount of funding to any genre and language category went to English-language television drama. French-language documentary received the most digital media funding.

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