Corus Entertainment and Telefilm Canada have pacted on the Family Feature Production Fund, a joint pilot program created to boost production of Canadian English-language live-action family films for theatrical release.
The fund will contribute financing for up to two features each year with production budgets of between US$3.5 million and US$5 million.
The program is open to Canadian feature film producers with a fully developed film script and plan for market viability, according to a Corus release Tuesday.
International treaty co-productions are also eligible for the pilot initiative.
Corus and Telefilm will jointly evaluable applications, and selected projects will have a portion of their budgets supported by the fund.
Additionally, selected projects will receive financial investment from Corus Entertainment, and a broadcast commitment and marketing support from its stable of family and film networks like Movie Central, W Movies and YTV.
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