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Program Development Fund

Proposals welcome

CBC Television invites independent producers to submit project proposals to the Program Development Fund (PDF). The fund supports the development of concepts and proposals in the areas of documentary, lifestyle, factual entertainment, talk, comedy, new media, and short drama. It also supports talent development and diversity in front of an behind the lens.

CBC is looking for creative and original projects that appeal to diverse audiences, reflect the region from which they originate and are attached to dynamic and experienced production teams. Applications can be submitted for development of a concept, script, budget and financial plan and/or piloting.

Please note that drama series, MOWs, and feature scripts and pilots, kids and variety programs are normally developed by network departments. Your local CBC office may be able to provide direction, project review and forwarding to network departments.

Before submitting your proposal, it is strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the television landscape including the CBC schedule. Programs which are innovative, contemporary and relevant, with a clear narrative and storyline and a strong appeal to audiences will have the greatest chance of success.

Be sure to consult the genres eligible for PDF funding section of this website, where you will find additional information about each of CBC's programming departments.

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