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TELEFILM CANADA FEATURE COMEDY EXCHANGE

OVERVIEW

The Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange is a high-level cross-border project and business accelerator for producers and their feature comedy properties. This initiative builds traction for comedy projects by offering producers, writers and their creative teams access to respected creative counsel as well as financing and packaging expertise from key decision-makers and comedy experts.


PROGRAM OBJECTIVES & DESIGN

This program seeks to support Canadian feature comedies and teams with varying viewpoints, such as those of female filmmakers and culturally diverse filmmakers.

This exchange is a part-time, individually-tailored initiative for three teams and their projects per year. It provides producers, writers and their creative teams with expert support, elevates a project’s creative and marketplace potential, and builds momentum across borders and within the international marketplace.

Core Components

The Comedy Exchange is designed to:

  • Deliver targeted one-on-one access to key comedy experts
  • Advance the development and packaging of projects
  • Provide tailored marketing and promotional strategies
  • Broker countless creative and business opportunities
  • Help catalyze interest and investment in projects
  • Increase audience engagement and distribution potential

PROGRAM PARTNER

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