T.V. fund increases (Canada Television and Cable Production Fund).TORONTO
Sheila Copps Sheila Maureen Copps, PC, HBA, LL.D (hc), (born November 27, 1952) is a Canadian journalist and former politician.
Copps is a second-generation member of a political family that has dominated Hamilton-area politics on the municipal, provincial and federal , minister of Canadian Heritage, announced increases to production funding available for independent cable and television productions.
A film produced for television broadcasting.
Noun 1. telefilm - a movie that is made to be shown on television Canada and the Cable Production Fund will split the $100 million available under the Canada Television and Cable Production Fund. This will double their existing funding.
A new board will also be created to help administer these new funds. Guidelines guidelines,
n.pl a set of standards, criteria, or specifications to be used or followed in the performance of certain tasks. have yet to be established to govern how the money will be administered.
For Aboriginal producers the increased funding should create more opportunities for Aboriginal programming and development.
"There's more money in the whole system," said Rudy Buttingnol, from TVOntario, "which will be good for everyone, including Aboriginal producers."
But some Aboriginal producers are not so sure, since, for the time being, current guidelines will determine the distribution of funds.
Accessing funding for film and television production in Canada has always been a problem for Canadian producers. In the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , the majority of shows we see are produced by studios. Film projects can take several years from conception to release. And these films are expensive.
In Canada, however, films tend to be produced by smaller, independent production companies. Canadian producers try to raise production money by pre-selling release and broadcast rights. They then approach a public funding Public funding is money given from tax revenue or other governmental sources to an individual, organization, or entity. See also
The funding agencies have very strict guidelines concerning how they allocate To reserve a resource such as memory or disk. See memory allocation. funds. Aboriginal producers are often shut out of this money, because they either don't fit the genre criteria, don't have high enough budgets, or can't get a broadcaster's fee.
"It's great that there's another resource [for funds]," said Greg Coyes, an Edmonton independent film and video producer. "But what part of the [production] process can it be applied to?"
Jerry Giberson, director of operations for Television Northern Canada Northern Canada is the vast northernmost region of Canada variously defined by geography and politics. Definitions and usage
Also referred to as the Canadian North or (locally) as the North (TVNC), shares Coyes' concerns.
"I think we have to see the way the fund is going to operate," he said. "But I'm not encouraged by the fact that the existing rules still apply."
"In terms of Aboriginal producers, they're free to apply to the cable fund," said Laura Battiston, senior business analyst for the CTCPT, "but it's very difficult for [them] to meet the guidelines."
"We're working with [Canadian Heritage], with how we're going to assist Aboriginal producers," she continued.
TVNC is also talking to Noun 1. talking to - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to Canadian Heritage to ensure that Aboriginal productions will be acknowledged under this new fund.