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Posted: Feb 24, 2011 2011-2012 MARKET DRIVEN FILM & TELEVISION PROGRAM DEADLINES
Source: Manitoba Film & Music
Manitoba Film & Music is pleased to announce the 2011- 2012 Film and Television Production Financing deadlines. Production Financing deadlines have been set as follows:
MARKET DRIVEN TELEVISION PRODUCTION PROGRAM
Deadline: Drama AND Non-Drama > Monday, April 25, 2011
All applications must have 75% of financing confirmed and verifiable and supporting commitment letters must be submitted with the application in order to be considered;
The first day of principal photography MUST occur AFTER March 31, 2011 and/or hard prep must occur after March 15, 2011;
Applicants are advised that the deadline will be strictly enforced and LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applicants are advised that complete documentation is required on submission of applications.
Applicants must be in good standing (not in default) with MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC at the time of application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify status with MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC.
Manitoba Film & Music will make best efforts to announce decisions by June, 2011.
MARKET DRIVEN FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION PROGRAM
There is no deadline for market driven feature film production applications. Applications for feature film production financing may be made throughout the year. Funds will be committed on a first come first serve basis dependent upon availability of funding, upon confirmed financing for the project, and upon satisfying the respective eligibility criteria.
MARKET DRIVEN TELEVISION AND FEATURE FILM DEVELOPMENT FINANCING PROGRAM:
There is no deadline for development financing programs for either market driven television or market driven feature film. Applications for the development financing programs may be made throughout the year. Funds will be committed on a first come first serve basis dependent availability of funding, upon confirmed financing, and upon satisfying the eligibility criteria.
All film guidelines and applications are available on our website at www.mbfilmmusic.ca. For further information on production equity guidelines, please contact Sebastien Nasse, Senior Analyst - Film, Television, & Tax Credits at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on development financing please contact Brian Clasper, Development and Tax Credit Analyst at email@example.com.
MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC exists so that our film and sound industries flourish! MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC participates in the on-going development of Manitoba’s motion picture and music industries by way of equity investments, loans, recoupable advances and financial contributions in the areas of development and production. As well, MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC administers the Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, which provides the option of a labour-based tax credit or a local spend-based tax credit. The labour-based option is a tax credit of up to 65%* (*base rate = 45%, plus 10% Frequent Filming Bonus, 5% Rural Bonus and 5% Manitoba Producer Bonus), while the local spend-based option is a tax credit of 30% calculated on eligible Manitoban expenditures. MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC is a statutory corporation funded by the Province of Manitoba through the Department of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism.