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BROADCASTER & DISTRIBUTOR FORUM

The Screen Nova Scotia Broadcaster & Distributor Forum is a two-day event for emerging and established producers in Nova Scotia to meet with influential Canadian and US broadcasters and distributors. Formerly managed by Film & Creative Industries Nova Scotia, this event aims to provide Nova Scotia producers with direct access to industry gatekeepers at the national and international level, across all genres.

Day One: Emerging Producers (November 15, 2017)

Day Two: Established & Emerging Producers (November 20, 2017)

  • Broadcaster/Distributor introductions
  • Pre-scheduled 1-on-1 meetings
  • Nova Scotia Closing Reception for all participants + VIP guests

A full list of broadcasters and distributors can be found HERE. Successful applicants will make their top meeting selections, which will be scheduled by the SNS team.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

There is no fee to apply to or participate in the forum but the applicant must be a Producer Member of Screen Nova Scotia.

Any questions? Contact Tara McClair, Operations & Communications Manager, at tara@screennovascotia.com / (902) 229-1499.

Emerging Producers

Criteria: 

  • Must have a full producer credit on a film that has been selected by a recognized festival within the past year (short films are included) or have a full producer credit on a television series / one-off production with a minimum broadcast length of 30 minutes.
  • Must have a project currently in development.
  • Other equivalent experience will be considered an asset (e.g. sponsored training initiatives such as AFCOOP’s Film 5 Program, National Screen Institute, Canadian Film Centre Producers Lab, CMPA / Telefilm Producer Mentorship programs, etc.) Please identify this experience in your application.
  • Please briefly identify the steps you will take to advance your career as a producer in the next year.
  • Must be a Screen Nova Scotia Producer Member (for information on membership, click HERE)

Application Form: Emerging Producer Applicants must submit the following in a one sheet.

  • Resume/bio of applicant
  • A project short synopsis (50-60 words) and long synopsis (350-400 words)
  • Project status (e.g. in development, treatment, first draft etc.) Priority will be given to producers with projects that are in later stages of development.
  • The project genre (e.g. drama, documentary, comedy) and format (e.g. film, TV, short form, long form, web series, digital)
  • Any partners/funders attached to the project and a proposed financing structure

Please submit your one sheet via email to info@screennovascotia.com with the title: Emerging Producer Application Form. Emerging Producer applicants will be selected by a committee comprised of experienced and respected members of the screen industry. Please note: participating in the Pitch Session on Day One is mandatory.


Established Producers

Criteria:

  • Must have a minimum of two full producer credits on completed productions within the last five years of the following nature:
    • Television one-off production with a minimum broadcast length of 30 minutes
    • Television series production
    • Feature film that a) received financing from Telefilm Canada, Film & Creative Industries Nova Scotia or NSBI or b) had a budget of $1 million or greater
    • Digital media production that a) received funding from the Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund, Independent Production Fund, Film & Creative Industries Nova Scotia, or  NSBI or b) had significant marketplace exposure and/or reputable market partners
  • Must have at least one project in development
  • Must be a Screen Nova Scotia Producer Member (for information on membership, click HERE)

Application Form: Established Producers must submit the following in a one sheet.

  • Resume/bio of applicant
  • Full list of credits to date (IMDb links are acceptable)
  • What is the budget range of the project(s) on your current slate?
  • What is the genre (e.g. drama, documentary, comedy, kids) and format (e.g. film, television, short form, long form, web series, digital) of the project(s) on your current slate?
  • Please briefly outline what objectives you hope to achieve at this event.

Please submit your one sheet via email to info@screennovascotia.com with the title: Established Producer Application Form. Please note: participating in the Pitch Session on Day One is optional for Established Producers (and will be dependent on availability).