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 $26.4 M. The increase in funding was due to a handful of big-budget series led by Combat Hospital and The Borgias.
The majority of co-productions were with the United Kingdom (8) and France (10), as has been the trend in recent years. France re-established itself as the top co-producing country, after a decline in 2010-2011 dropped it to second. As it did last year, Singapore had two projects funded, with Ireland, Hungary, Romania and China each co-producing 1 project each. There were no co-productions with either Germany or Australia again this year, despite consistent partnerships with CMF-funded producers in the past.
|# of projects||2010-2011||2011-2012|
|2010-2011||2011-2012||Past 5-year average|
|$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|
|$M Funding||#||$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|