2011-2012 ANNUAL REPORT

Les Bleus de Ramville

The world revolves around the members of the fan club for local hockey team in the senior semi-pro league.

La ruée vers l'or

Ten adventurers leave their families and the comforts of modern life to relive the great history of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Frédéric Back - grandeur nature

In representing the beauty of the Earth, Frédéric Back has proved himself a precursor, and one of the most persuasive, of today’s eco-warriors.

Francophone Minority Program

The Francophone Minority Program (FM) is designed to encourage the creation of projects that reflect the realities experienced by French-language communities living outside the province of Quebec. This program is part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Convergent Stream; thus, projects funded through this program must include content to be produced for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television and the other, digital media. Funding from this program is allocated according to a selective process, using an evaluation grid.

Total French CMF production funding to provinces outside of Quebec totaled $11.5 M or 12% of French funding. This includes $1.3 M from other convergent stream programs. 100% of the program allocation was spent in 2011-2012 supporting 117.5 television hours. Total budgets have increased from the 5-year average of $24.9 M to $26.7 M as funding increased by $1.1 M over the same period. Similarly, average budgets per hour have increased from $223 K to $228 K.

Production

  2010-2011 2011-2012 5-year average
$K Funding   $K Funding   $K Funding
TV DM Total # Hours $K Budgets TV DM Total # Hours $K Budgets TV Hours $K Budgets
Children's & Youth 1,006 75 1,081 2 17.5 2,753 1,065 0 1,065 2 17.5 2,605      
Documentary 3,951 174 4,125 16 43.5 8,564 4,993 298 5,291 18 58.5 11,576      
Drama 2,910 52 2,962 3 18.5 10,714 2,355 38 2,393 2 11.5 7,770      
Variety & Performing Arts 1,346 126 1,472 7 25.5 4,517 1,433 26 1,459 5 30.0 4,786      
Total 9,213 427 9,640 28 105.0 26,548 9,846 362 10,208 27 117.5 26,737 9,056 112 24,921

Development

2010-2011 2011-2012
$K Funding   $K Funding  
TV DM Total # TV DM Total #
301 78 379 12 276 24 300 12

Documentaries received 52% of funding, compared to 43% last year. Projects originated from across the country, with the highest percentage of funding going to Ontario at 47%, 33% to New Brunswick, 12% to Manitoba and 8% to British Columbia.

By Province

There were 12 digital media components funded in 2011-2012, one more than the previous year. Overall, digital media funding decreased from 2010-2011, from $427 K to $362 K which represented less than 4% of total production funding.

The FM program provided 38% of overall financing to Francophone Minority projects. Broadcasters provided around 27% for both television and digital media projects. Broadcasters licensing projects were ARTV, Canal D, Radio-Canada, TFO, and TV5. Radio-Canada and ARTV licensed 18 projects and TFO licensed 7, while TV5 licensed 2 and Canal D licensed 1.

FMP Production Financing

  Television Digital Media
$K % $K %
CMF - FM 9,846 38 362 49
CMF - PE 818 3 5 1
CMF 10,664 41 367 50
Broadcasters 7,210 28 199 27
Provincial Governments 5,349 20 104 14
Federal Government 2,527 10 0 0
Private Funds 100 0 0 0
Producers 148 1 69 9
Foreign 0 0 0 0
Distributors 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0
Total 25,998 100 739 100

 

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