A funding program to support the development of new digital drama series (webseries) has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Cogeco Fund. The Development and Packaging Mentorship Program is designed to fill the funding gap in the digital production industry in Canada by encouraging producers of web drama series to be “pitch ready” in order to attract distribution, platforms, talent and production financing. This pilot project will replace the Cogeco Fund’s existing television Development, Pre-development and Corporate Feature Film Development funding programs in 2015/16.
This new Program encourages partnerships and guidance from experienced web series creators, writers, producers, marketers and social media professionals. Guidelines can be found here. The deadline for this fund is October 1, 2015.